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Super Bowl 51: Lady Gaga on what to expect from her halftime show

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Roger Goodell and Tom Brady may not wish to discuss Donald Trump during Super Bowl week, but half-time act Lady Gaga might ensure the new president is a feature during the NFL’s showpiece. The current political state of America is unavoidable across the country, though for most of the players of the New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons and commissioner Goodell himself, the Super Bowl has not been the time to weigh in with their views.

Gaga, who will perform at the interval of the 51st Super Bowl at NRG Stadium, has been more outspoken in the past, holding a “love trumps hate’ banner outside Trump Tower after the election results were announced in November. So if anyone is to take a stand at the end of a season where numerous players raised their fists or knelt during the national anthem, maybe it will be Gaga.

“I don’t know if I will succeed in unifying America. You’ll have to ask America when it’s over,” she said of her performance.

“The only statements that I’ll be making during the half-time show are the ones that I’ve been consistently making throughout my career.

“I believe in a passion for inclusion, in the spirit of equality and the spirit of this country as one of love and compassion and kindness. My performance will have those thoughts.

“I think that music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer, no matter what race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender that you are – it has the power to unite us.

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“This performance is for everyone. I want more than anything to create a moment that everyone watching will never forget, not for me but for everyone else.

“That’s what I remember about great Super Bowl performances of the past – when you really get lost in the moment for your family.”

Last year Beyonce, who joined headliners Coldplay on stage, mixed politics with sport when she wore an outfit that some considered to be inspired by the Black Panthers movement at a time when there were mass protests across the United States over police killings of young black men.

This time around, with the Super Bowl back in Houston for the first time since 2004, it is different attire that Gaga will be keen to avoid – the one Janet Jackson wore in this very city for the ‘Nipplegate’ moment.

Asked whether she feared a repeat, the 30-year-old Gaga replied: “Well, everything’s going to be nice and tight for the game so I wouldn’t worry about that. Unfortunately…some of you might have been excited about that.”

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Lady Gaga Attacking Donald Trump At Super Bowl Rumor Made Up By HollywoodLife

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Lady Gaga never had any plans to attack president-elect Donald Trump during her Super Bowl performance, nor were there ever any rumors she would go after him verbally during the halftime show. It was all made up by a site repeatedly shown to publish fake news. Gossip Cop has the exclusive on this journalistic fumble.

In a newly manufactured story, the repeatedly disproven HollywoodLife blares in a headline, “Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Performance: Will She Attack Donald Trump During Halftime Show?” The untrustworthy webloid continues, “Forget about the NFL’s linebackers.

Lady Gaga could land the most brutal hit of Super Bowl 51 on Donald Trump!” “Gaga is not a fan of the incoming president,” notes the outlet before exclaiming that it has “the EXCLUSIVE scoop if she’ll use her halftime show performance to attack Trump!”

There’s one slight problem with this fake news story. No one ever said Lady Gaga might verbally assail Trump at the Super Bowl. It was all made up by the webloid, which has earned the nickname HollywoodLies.

And while not a soul discussed this being a possibility, as it often does, the website quotes an unnamed and untraceable “source close to Gaga” as saying the singer “isn’t going to focus her performance on him.”

Gossip Cop wonders whether the often discredited outlet’s “source” is the same one it relied on when it wrongly reported Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney had a secret wedding.

Or was the “source” the individual behind the claim that Lady Gaga was collaborating with Selena Gomez on a song, because Gossip Cop shot down that concocted story as well. Basically, HollywoodLife made up the rumor that Lady Gaga might attack Donald Trump, just so it could publish an article to say it wasn’t true.

And Gossip Cop knows this because we checked with Lady Gaga’s team, and they exclusively assure us no one from that unreliable site even approached them about the supposed rumor.

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