Another day, another way Lady Gaga continues to inspire us. After taking the Oscars stage with fellow sexual assault survivors for her incredibly moving performance of "Til It Happens To You," the singer revealed the permanent pact they all made together. As a sign of solidarity, the group all got matching tattoos on different parts of their body, which Gaga retweeted on Twitter.
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Over the past few weeks, the singer has been very outspoken about sexual violence on social media. Not only did she make our hearts melt with her sweet dedication to her fiancé, Taylor Kinney, but she also shared a powerful post about how she mentally prepared herself for the Oscars. "The first day of rehearsal with all the survivors I could barely get myself together," she wrote. "The whole night before I did not sleep. The fear of knowing I would finally face that I belonged in that group." Ultimately, she revealed that it was her fellow suriviors who helped her get through it. See her full post below, then check out all the times she slayed in February.
The first day of rehearsal with all the survivors I could barely get myself together. My body was wrecked with inflammation and pain, crying and shaking the whole walk to the stage. The whole night before I did not sleep. The fear of knowing I would finally face that I belonged in that group. I told them I was so sorry I couldn't be Lady Gaga for them, that I couldn't even get dressed. I could barely get through the song, couldn't hit any of the high notes. Hair wet, sloppy tee shirt jeans uggs, tissues. They all hugged me and told me that it was okay because it was more real this way, that they understood that they were in pain too. They told me they were there for me to support me because they believed this message needed to be heard. Without them I never could have felt strong. They accepted me for me, at my lowest and that was good enough for them, so somehow through the magic of their courage they made it good enough for me too.