Peace was on Lady Gaga‘s mind and on her heart when she wore a giant gold dove brooch during her performance of the national anthem at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Wednesday (Jan. 20).
The internet mused over her Hunger Games-style outfit — a billowing, floor-length custom Schiaparelli red gown, long-sleeved black top and black leather gloves — and compared the dove brooch to Katniss Everdeen’s mockingjay pin. But the pop superstar took to Twitter to share the sentiment behind her accessory and her hope for the divided nation.
“A dove carrying an olive branch. May we all make peace with each other,” Gaga wrote after her performance.
Her dove pin complemented her gold microphone that she belted a powerful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” into, shortly before the former senator and two-term VP Biden and history-making former Sen. Harris took their oaths of office.
The “Million Reasons” singer sent a prayer of peace on Tuesday during her rehearsal from the U.S. Capitol, which faced a violent attack on Jan. 6 when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the building. “I pray tomorrow will be a day of peace for all Americans. A day for love, not hatred. A day for acceptance not fear. A day for dreaming of our future joy as a country. A dream that is non-violent, a dream that provides safety for our souls. Love, from the Capitol,” she wrote above a shot of her under the Capitol Rotunda.
See a close-up of Gaga’s decadent peace dove brooch below.
A dove carrying an olive branch. May we all make peace with each other. pic.twitter.com/NGbgKM9XiC
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 20, 2021