During her appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, on Tuesday night, Lady Gaga detailed the reasons for wearing a bulletproof dress during her performance of the national anthem at President Biden’s inauguration this year.
The House of Gucci star explained that she made the decision for her loved ones.
“It was a scary time in this country,” Gaga shared. “And I care a lot about my family. And as a performer, I understand that I put myself in all types of dangerous situations in order to do what I love. And so I did that for myself, but for my family, as well, so that my mom and dad and my sister would feel confident.”
Gaga also detailed the inspiration behind her look that day, focusing on her Maison Schiaparelli gown first. She said, “Everything about what I wore that day was inspired by the Italian and French revolution.”
For the superstar, she noted that in a “complicated time” the national anthem is a “complicated tune.” Gaga didn’t give too many details, but shared that she felt the inauguration was a time for everyone to sing, not just the supporters of President Biden.
“In a lot of ways, I felt like that day was a revolution for this country,” explained Gaga. “And a real opportunity for us to look past the resistance and look forward into a time when we can be kinder, and we can be braver as a nation, as people.”