Is Gaga allowed to go full-on anti-Trump on Super Bowl Sunday? An NFL exec says, "At the end of the day, we leave it to the good judgment of the artist.”
Pop fans and gambling sharps alike can make prop bets on Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl LI halftime show (current odds that the singer will rock pink hair: 10 to 1). But what is actually going down at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday (Feb. 5)? Specifics are under lock and key, but some conclusions can be drawn about the guest star appearances, set list, visual effects and, most intriguingly, the political activism.
On Thursday (Feb. 2), Gaga’s pre-halftime press conference from Houston addressed the issue, with the pop superstar being asked if she would use the biggest stage in the world to try and unify America less than three weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration. “Well, I don’t know if I will succeed in unifying America,” she responded. "You’ll have to ask America when it’s over. But the only statements that I’ll be making during the halftime show are the ones that I’ve been consistently making throughout my career. … 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 have both those philosophies.”