UPDATE (10/2/20 11:15pm ET): Lady Gaga took the stage at Joe Biden‘s final campaign rally in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Nov. 2. She walked onstage to the drive-in rally in Pittsburgh to Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America” and made and impassioned plea to voters, before singing her Oscar winning smash “Shallow” along with “You and I.
— Lady Gaga Promo (@proudofladygaga) November 3, 2020
“This is a big one, Pennsylvania. So if you’re here, you probably already believe in Joe Biden. I know I believe in Joe Biden. You probably already believe he’s the right choice over Donald Trump,” Gaga told the crowd. “You don’t need me to tell you why. Because like me, you’ve experienced the last four years and have all the evidence you need to look at this choice and know in your heart without any doubt that Joe Biden is the right choice.” You can see her speech here in it’s entirety:
— ⚔️ GAGA DAILY ⚔️ (@gagadaily) November 3, 2020
Donald Trump‘s reelection campaign came out with a statement denouncing Lady Gaga as an “anti-fracking activist” who wants to destroy the jobs of 600,000 Pennsylvanians who work in the industry. The thing is… Gaga doesn’t even know what fracking is. The “Rain On Me” singer, 34, couldn’t help but laugh at the absurd claim, as it’s clear she’s living “rent free” in the president’s head.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 1, 2020
Gaga responded to the Trump campaign’s Tim Murtaugh on Twitter after the communications director claimed that Joe Biden was campaigning “with” the Grammy-winner, apparently approving his “disdain for the forgotten working men and women of PA.” What? “HEY TIM HEY @realDonaldTrump SO HAPPY IM GLAD TO BE LIVING RENT FREE in your HEAD. #BidenHarris,” Gaga wrote on Twitter, quote-tweeting Murtaugh. She added, “Heeeey Donald… #WINNING (also what is a fracking? Keep your jobs PA… we love you.”
Fracking is “the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc. so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.” It’s a controversial measure opposed by environmentalists, as the process can potentially poison groundwater, pollute surface water, impair wild landscapes, and threaten wildlife, according to Wilderness.org. As Gaga explained, she had no idea what fracking was, and has never been called an anti-fracking activist. Biden has never said that he’d ban fracking, either. It’s an all-around bizarre statement from the Trump campaign.
Gaga is also not campaigning with Biden. The A Star is Born actress has merely endorsed him on social media. Shortly before the Trump statement dropped, Gaga posted a series of videos supporting Biden, including one where she dons all of her most famous costumes — including the meat dress. She channeled famous influencers in another video to influence her fans to vote, and showed herself dropping off her completed ballot in Los Angeles. How that translated her into becoming an activist who works for Biden… who knows?