In response to the growing intolerance of the Trump era, Lady Gaga delivered a performance at the Super Bowl on Sunday that promoted America as a diverse and inclusive nation.
The star wowed the audience by starting the spectacular half time show on top of the roof of the NRG stadium in Houston.
Surrounded by drones with red, white, and blue lights that formed the American flag, she sang God Bless America and This Land is Your Land before launching herself into the air and onto the stage below.
Suspended by wires, Gaga went on to perform a range of her hits, punctuated by the iconic LGBTQ anthem, Born This Way.
As vocally anti-LGBTQ Vice-president Mike Pence sat in the audience, Gaga sang the lyrics, which are about embracing everyone, no matter their background, gender identity or sexuality:
“No matter gay, straight, or bi; Lesbian, transgendered life; I’m on the right track baby; I was born to survive.
“No matter black, white or beige; Chola or orient made; I’m on the right track baby; I was born to be brave.”
While there was speculation that Gaga would make an overtly political statement in light of Trump’s anti-refugee and anti-immigration stance, she chose to instead offer a more subtle, but still political, message promoting a diverse, open and free USA.
Watch the incredible performance in full below.