Lady Gaga confirmed she’s going to make a political statement during her much-anticipated Super Bowl halftime show Sunday.
“I believe in a passion for inclusion. I believe in the spirit of equality and the spirit of this country as one of love and compassion and kindness so my performance will uphold those philosophies,” she said in an NFL press conference in Houston Thursday.
She said she has been conferring with Beyonce, who used her guest spot during Coldplay’s Super Bowl halftime show to make a statement on police brutality and the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
“The only statements I’ll be making during the halftime show are the ones that I have been consistently making throughout my career,” Gaga said.
Gaga was an outspoken supporter of Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign.
Inside Edition’s Special Super Bowl correspondent Simone Biles gave advice to Gaga ahead of the performance.
Biles told her to “have fun” and “remember all of your memories.”
“I need to have you there by the side of the field before we start,” Gaga told Biles. “And also, I love all of the work that you do with foster children. You’re an inspiration.”
Country singer Luke Bryan says he will be thinking about U.S. troops serving overseas when he sings the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
“It’s the basis of why I believe you should stand up and sing the anthem,” he said at the press conference. “It’s such an important thing for the troops to watch patriotic moments back home when they’re overseas.”