Lady Gaga gave this emotional and empowering speech on mental health at ELLE’s 25th Annual Women in Hollywood. This event occurred on October 15, 2018.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter and actress.
Below is the full text [verbatim] of her speech.
Lady Gaga – Speech TRANSCRIPT
It’s hard to know what to say. I wrote this speech and there’s teleprompters and I got papers.
I don’t know what to – use.
And in truth, I was just trying to memorize Anita’s speech because it was so beautiful, but…
You give me hope!
Thank you, Jennifer, for that beautiful introduction. You’re an inspiration to so many. Thank you not only for everything you continually do for women, but for the force of nature you’ve been
for so many all over the world.
I think about me and my best friend who’s here tonight, right there. I’ve known her since I was four years old. Beautiful adopted woman from Korea. And how throughout high school, we danced and we sang, imitating Jennifer. Imitating you while we strengthened our bond.
Her name is Bo. And wearing white bandanas and hoop earrings draped over caramel colored hair.
You brought us so much joy. Where are you? You brought us so much joy.
On the train, I thought about you. And how the fuck I was going to get off that train. She loved you so much. We even gave her the nickname, J-Bo. No for real. Like, we called her that all the time.