Lady Gaga helps gay friend propose to his boyfriend during Manchester gig

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Lady Gaga played a part in a marriage proposal at her Manchester show on Tuesday (October 21).

During the gig, the singer stopped proceedings to introduce her “incredible friend” Jay, a relative of photographer Terry Richardson, and his boyfriend Shawn. “I just wanted something special for you tonight and I’m not sure, Shawn, but I think Jay might have something to ask you,” she said before stepping back to allow Jay to pop the question.

After the “yes” answer from the groom-to-be, Gaga then took to the piano to introduce her next track ‘Born This Way’, a song that’s become a LGBT anthem since its release in 2011.

“My record label a long time ago told me that my show is ‘too gay’ and I was ‘too gay’ or this was ‘too gay’,” she told the crowd. “I told them, ‘Well it’s a great thing that there are gay people all over the world!’ Real human beings with real dreams and real stories and you deserve to love and express your love the same as everybody around the world.”

Watch the proposal in full below.

Lady Gaga was recently quoted as saying that she “had really awful experiences with men in the studio” during the early stages of her career. “[It] made me very uncomfortable,” she told The Times. “I didn’t feel like I was being cherished for my vocal talents but was seen more as someone to take advantage of. I don’t have to elaborate, but when women who are in the business that are young read this article I hope [they realise] that you do not have to put up with that.”

The singer released her third album ‘Artpop’ in November 2013.
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