People – Lady Gaga’s hit “Born This Way” lives on!
On Sunday, the Grammy winner, 35, made a surprise in-person appearance in West Hollywood as local officials granted her a key to the city, officially declaring May 23 as Born This Way Day.
The honor comes alongside the 10-year anniversary of Gaga’s Born This Way album’s release, which has the message of LGBTQ pride and acceptance.
“You’ve been the motherf—–g key to my heart for a long time,” the artist told the crowd, who cheered for her. “I’ll honor this and I’ll cherish this, and I promise that I’ll always be here for this day … to celebrate with you. To feel joy with you, to cry with you, to laugh with you. Because you know what we are? We’re poets and we’re just talking to each other.”
Born This Way, my song and album, were inspired by Carl Bean, a gay black religious activist who preached, sung and wrote about being “Born This Way.” Notably his early work was in 1975, 11 years before I was born. pic.twitter.com/92oIuPQYHs
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 24, 2021