Gaga dedicates new song during Born This Way Ball performance
Lady Gaga made the London Born This Way Ball performance count Saturday, Sept. 8. Gaga made noise when she dedicated her new ballad Princess Die to the late Princess Diana of Wales and other stars lost.
Lady Gaga knew that this song would cause some controversy, especially in the UK. She expressed a caution to those in attendance before performing the new song, according to a MTV.co.uk report.
“Since I was a very young girl, the people’s Princess was the most important person in me and my mother’s life. I swore if I ever had an audience like this in London, I would take a moment to appreciate her,” said Lady Gaga.
In addition to the precaution, before performing the ballad Lady Gaga pulled a fan from the crowd and placed her on stage. She gave the fan a tiara to wear before joining her at the piano bench. Lady Gaga played the piano in accompaniment to the sobering tune.
“Leave the coffin open when I go/ Leave my pearls and lipstick on so everybody knows/ Pretty will be the photograph I leave/ Laying down on famous knives so everybody sees,” the lyrics to Princess Die read.
Lady Gaga said her performance was also in tribute of the lates Amy Winehouse, Alexander McQueen and Whitney Houston. She also spoke of John Lennon during the show, and covered his iconic song Imagine.