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What Lady Gaga's Trump-Supporting Dad Has to Say About Her Biden Inauguration Gig

Lady Gaga and Joseph Germanotta
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Lady Gaga and Joseph Germanotta arrive at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 22, 2015 in Los Angeles.

Lady Gaga's father, Joe Germanotta, is "extremely proud" of her upcoming National Anthem performance at next Wednesday's inauguration of Joe Biden -- even if that's not who he voted for.

"I'm extremely proud that she's able to participate," he told Fox News in an interview following the announcement Thursday (Jan. 14). "I'm looking forward to watching it."

Germanotta also expressed concern about Gaga's safety at the event following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot where scores of Trump supporters stormed the building in violent efforts to overturn the election. "I hope everybody stays happy, safe and it's a calm day," the "Born This Way" singer's father said, adding that he has "normal fears that a father would have any time my daughter performs."

Germanotta previously showed his support for Trump on social media around Election Day in November. On the eve of the election, Gaga traveled to Pennsylvania to campaign for Biden and Harris and performed at his final drive-in rally.

On Inauguration Day, the Grammy-winning singer will join fellow A-listers Jennifer LopezJon Bon JoviJustin TimberlakeDemi Lovato and Ant Clemons performing at the primetime Celebrating America special, hosted by Tom Hanks. The 90-minute special will air on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC at 8:30 p.m. ET, as well as on the committee's social media feeds, Amazon Prime Video, Twitch and Fox's NewsNOW.