In a pre-recorded speech in YouTube backing the death of George Floyd Lady the ‘Poker face’ star, passed a message to the graduates that they are watching a ‘pivotal moment’ in America’s evolution.
Lady Gaga, 34, slew a commencement speech. In a pre-recorded YouTube special “Dear Class 2020” where she frankly spoke about her views for the systematic racism and maltreatment that has afflicted America for decades, an incredible and motivational seven-minute speech.
The Chromatica singer has had a particularly busy week with the release of her “new album Chromatica,” revealing that she had to completely change her speech following the death of George Floyd and the racial injustice faced African-American people in the name of racism.
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“ You are watching what is a ‘pivotal moment’ in this country’s evolution. You’re watching society change in a deeply important way,” “ This change will slow and we will have to be patient. But change will happen and it will have to for the better,” she performed the speech from the podium in her home.
She added “ When I looked passed the rage that I feel about the systematic oppression and physical and emotional violence that has tortured the Black community endlessly, my mind turned to nature,” she continued the speech by comparing nature to what America is undergoing by saying racism and oppression are like small seeds that have grown into barrier tree.
“ This forest is who we are and where we live… I make this analogy between racism and nature in this country because it’s as pervasive and as real as nature,” She also shared a message in her Instagram account.
She explained how the high school graduates living through this unprecedented time in history are the seeds of what will grow into forces of change.
“ All of us are being challenged to change this system and think about how to effect real change.” The Grammy-winning singer added, pointing to what she thinks are the three things that will invoke changer: Time, Sufficient effort, and Divine grade.
“ As a country, as a forest of seeds that have been mutated, nurtured with a new genius way of watering…. We can choose to place in each other, to prosper lovingly and effectively. The opportunity to reflect on this powerful moment,” she urged.
She said “ We can control time and sufficient effort. We can’t control divine grace, but I believe divine grace is the faith we can choose to place in each other to prosper lovingly and effectively” she said.
Finally she motivated the graduates to have trust in himself and face the tough challenges in life boldly.
“ If we don’t listen, we don’t learn,” she said.
She was accompanied by Barack and Michelle Obama, Beyonce, and BTS in making commencement speeches at YouTube’s “ Dear Class of 2020” graduation ceremony on Sunday.
The “Dear Class of 2020” was a celebration honoring graduating seniors who were unable to perform an in-person celebration due to Coronavirus Pandemic. Many of the schools and college seniors had put together a virtual celebration.
Even though the celebration couldn’t be done in person they got a major milestone by getting an opportunity to hear commencement speeches from Barack and Michell Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and more.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta penned a heart breaking post about the death of George Floyd.
“ I have a lot of things to say about this, but the first thing I want to say is I’m afraid to say anything that will incite further anger, although that is precisely the emotion that is justified.”
She ended with: ‘ This isn’t justice. This is an epic tragedy that defines our country and has for a long time, I am sad, I am angry. And I will use the words that I can find to try to communicate what needs to change in an effective and non-violent way as possible for me’.