Lady Gaga Tells Jimmy Kimmel About Oscars Performance With Bradley Cooper
Lady Gaga has spoken out after that performance with Bradley Cooper at the Oscars.
Gaga and Cooper performed their Oscar winning song 'Shallow' and to say it caused something of a stir on the Internet would be something of an understatement. Basically, people thought that it gave off the impression that the two were an item.
Of course, in A Star Is Born - the film from which the song is taken - the pair actually are an item, so to perform it as such shouldn't be that much of a stretch.
Still, people have been peddling rumours about how Gaga and Cooper are a couple since way before this. Why stop now?
Well, because it's not true, according to Gaga herself. On Jimmy Kimmel Live! the other night, she addressed some of the comments about the performance.
She told Kimmel: "Quite frankly, social media is the toilet of the Internet. What it has done to pop culture is abysmal.
"People saw love, and guess what, that's what we wanted you to see. This is a love song, 'Shallow.' The movie, A Star is Born, is a love story.
"So I'm an artist, and guess we did a good job, and fooled ya!"
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She also went on to mention how Cooper - who also directed the film - had stage managed and orchestrated every part of the performance ahead of time.
She spoke of how some of his directorial decisions regarding the performance were geared towards offering the impression that the pair are in love. It's fair to say that they carried it off.
Another thing that they carried off is the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In accepting the award, Gaga - who is actually called Stefani Germanotta - seemed understandably blown away by the accolade.
She said: "If you are watching this right now, all I have to say is that this is hard work.
"I've worked hard for a long time and it's not about winning, but what it's about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it.
"If there's a discipline or a passion, it's not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or get beaten up, it's about how many times you stand up and are brave and keep on going. Thank you."
Most people seemed to love the performance, too. Gaga and Cooper received two standing ovations for it in the theatre, and one online observer said: "The whole setup of that beautiful performance was exactly the way #AStarIsBorn was shot: from the perspective of the musician. To say it was perfect would be an understatement."
Another added: "That was totally freaking magical. Simple, powerful. Felt like hearing it for the first time. And it was all one single shot."
All in all, a pretty successful night for Gaga, then.
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