Super Bowl LI Halftime Show: Lady Gaga’s Spectacle Includes Drones, Jump & Mic Drop [VIDEO]
Lady Gaga delivered a thrilling, colorful, and stunt-filled Super Bowl LI halftime show at Houston’s NRG Stadium on Sunday.
Drones, Jumps, a Mic Drop and a Socio-political message
The Grammy-winning singer from New York began her show on the roof of the stadium singing “God Bless America” before transitioning to “This Land Is Your Land.”
Gaga then leaped off the roof after reciting the end portion of the Pledge of Allegiance: “One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” while clearly stressing the last two words.
After being unhooked from the wires that kept her from a hard landing after her jump, Gaga then delved into a medley of some of her greatest old-time hits, including “Poker Face, “Born This Way,” “Telephone,” and “Bad Romance.”
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She wore a short, sparkly silver dress while carrying a keyboard guitar-style around her neck as a troupe of background-dancers swayed around her.
Gaga– whose many fans were wondering whether she would make a statement about President Donald Trump’s recent decisions– made sure to get a socio-political statement in by singing a verse from her 2011 hit “Born This Way” that promoted a message of inclusiveness: “No matter gay, straight, or bi, Lesbian, transgendered life/I’m on the right track baby/I was born to survive.” She even walked off the stage and sang while greeting and hugging some fans, or “little monsters,” as she calls them.
The pop star has long been outspoken about her pro-LGBT views. The fact that anti-LGBT Vice President Mike Pence was in attendance of the game surely made her point even stronger.
Gaga also kicked off and closed the show with a large group of drones flying high up above.
Gaga had to get special clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration, which had placed a ban on drones at or near the stadium.
The Grammy winner also gave her parents a brief shout out, dropped a mic, and caught a football while jumping yet again to end the show.
Watch the full performance here: