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Lady Gaga Has a Nickname for Performative Activists

Lady Gaga Has a Nickname for Performative Activists

Lady Gaga is opening up about social justice.

The “Stupid Love” singer got candid in an interview with Billboard.

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During the conversation, Gaga talked about Black Lives Matter and white supremacy.

“When you’re born in this country, we all drink the poison that is white supremacy. I am in the process of learning and unlearning things I’ve been taught my whole life,” she said.

“Social justice is not just a literacy, it’s a lifestyle. What do I think about [posting] a black square? I think everybody has a different feeling about a black square. Do I think there’s such a thing as performative activism? Yes. Do I think there’s been true activism that’s been very important and needed? Yes. Do I believe Black lives matter? Yes. Do I believe this is going to get louder? Yes. Do I believe it should? Yes,” she continued.

She also talked about the sound of her record Chromatica, inspired by house music.

“All music is Black music. That’s just a fact,” she said.

She revealed that she has a nickname for empty gestures and virtue signaling: “I call that the Lindseys: the girls that protest and are taking pictures of themselves like, ‘Look at me protesting!’” she said.

“To say that I would do it to make my show relevant? Absolutely not. I would do it to make my show right. I would do it to make my show good.”

Gaga just teased that a “911″ pop emergency is coming!

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