N.F.L. Says Lady Gaga Not Banned From Talking Trump during her halftime perfomance at this Sunday’s Super Bowl. The game is the most-watched television program in the U.S., with the halftime show the most-watched 12 minutes of entertainment on TV.
Lady Gaga was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton during and after the campaign, performing at rallies for the candidate and, memorably, in the wake of the election, standing on a giant sanitation truck outside of Trump Tower in Manhattan, holding aloft a “Love Trumps Hate” sign.
The statement from NFL says:
“Lady Gaga is focused on putting together an amazing show for fans and we love working with her on it; we aren’t going to be distracted by this.”
Only a few days away until Lady Gaga hits the stage for her Super Bowl Halftime Show performance. there’s currently a petition in place on change.org asking the NFL to replace Gaga as the show’s headliner. The petition has garnered over 62,000 signatures, but it’s highly unlikely the singer be taken out of the lineup at this stage in the game, especially given the amount of preparation that has already gone into the performance. Gaga has commented that she has been preparing for her Super Bowl halftime performance since she was four.
Gaga hasn’t said whether or not her perfomance will take a political stance.
The petition was started by “Justin G.” of San Francisco. Here’s Justin’s pitch:
“Halftime should be Migos killing Bad and Boujee, Future kills em with March Madness, then Outkast comes out and does an AQUEMINI sampler and then they end it with BUN B and JAY Z DOING BIG PIMPIN!!!! If you’re gonna put on a show for billions THIS IS THE ONLY SHOW”
A petition is calling for Lady Gaga to be replaced by Migos as the halftime show headliner.
You can see petition here:
PETITION TO CANCEL LADY GAGA FROM 2017 NFL HALFTIME SHOW!