Lady Gaga Gets Political at Arizona Concert (VIDEO)
While addressing the crowd in a sheer plastic dress, Gaga told them that she felt that the Monster Ball tour was already a protest of society rules that made her fans feel “insecure:”
I got a phone call from a couple really big rock ‘n’ rollers, big pop stars, big rappers and they said, ‘we’d like you to boycott Arizona because of SB1070.’ And I said, ‘Do you really think that us dumb f—— pop stars are going to collapse the economy in Arizona?’
I’ll tell you what we have to do, we have to…actively protest and the nature of the Monster Ball is to actively protest prejudice and injustice and all the bull—- that is put on by our society because you are a superstar no matter who you are and where you come from and you were born that way!
Gaga also asked fans to reject any “person, any thing, any law” that made them feel like they didn’t belong. When Gaga mentioned “law,” the crowd cheered.
Watch the video below.
The “Alejandro” chanteuse had been asked to cancel her shows in Arizona by Democracy in Action, a political activism website, who complained that Arizona’s infamous SB-1070 law made in a “crime to be brown.”
Stars like Kanye West, Rage Against the Machine, and Hall and Oates have already canceled shows in Arizona to show their distaste with the new law (which was recently blocked from going into effect by a federal judge due to some unconstitutional elements) and begged Lady Gaga to join them but she refused. Instead, the 24-year-old singer gave an emotional and political speech during her show, encouraging her fans to “actively protest” the new law and mocking celebrities who think they have an influence on Arizona’s economy.
Do you think Gaga’s speech during her Phoenix show was more effective than protesting Arizona?