Busta Rhymes, Justin Bieber and Ne-Yo also pay their respects ten years on
Speaking to MTV as part of recent documentary Inside The Outside, Gaga recalled watching the Twin Towers fall from the roof of her school in New York.
My affinity and my love and the relationship I have with New York City… it’s like the husband I never married.
Blondie‘s Debbie Harry, who moved to New York in the late 1960s from her native Florida, said she never thought about leaving the Big Apple after the attacks.
Writing for Rolling Stone, she said:
I spend a lot of time outside of New York, but there’s no other place like it in the world. I’ve lived here for so many years. It’s a wonderful, wonderful place.
Other singers who have commented include Ne-Yo, who said it is “crazy” that ten years have passed since 9/11, and Justin Bieber, who told Reuters of his memories of watching the al-Qaeda attacks on TV at the time. “I actually saw the second plane hit on TV, and it was like, it was traumatic,” he remarked.
Busta Rhymes, another New Yorker, added:
You know, we’ve been able to still show our resilience and our endurance as a city, as a people, coming together and representing and remembering the lives of the ones that we lost, is such a beautiful thing to know that we’re not celebrating their loss but we’re celebrating their lives.
Earlier today the US held moments of silence to mark ten years since planes were crashed into the World Trade Center.
At a ceremony at the Twin Towers site in New York, US president Barack Obama read from a Bible while relatives read out the names of victims of the atrocity.
Later today, Obama is due to attend the Concert Of Hope in Washington DC, where Patti LaBell and Alan Jackson are scheduled to be among the performers.
Meanwhile, Kasabian are due to play a special rooftop gig in New York tonight to mark the anniversary of the attacks.