Remember when Lady Gaga was asked to perform a David Bowie tribute at the 2016 Grammys and people ripped the performance apart—well she didn’t want to take the stage in the first place.”I really did not want to do it when they first called me because it was so soon after and I felt very uncomfortable,” she told NME in a new interview.
“I did my very best to put together something that I hoped would be the showstopper of the night. All I wanted was for when the Grammys were over, for people to talk of nothing but David Bowie, and I think I achieved that,” Gaga added.
But Bowie’s son Duncan Jones was not fond of the tribute and Gaga was hurt over his criticism. “It did hurt. But what are you going to do? I can’t… it’s his father, you know. Whatever he was feeling in that moment I have compassion and love for him. But yes, of course it hurt. I still have to trust and believe in myself as a Bowie fan. I’m not his family, and the thing is, that’s his father. His father is not David Bowie, his father is David Jones.”
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