When Lady Gaga started tweeting in September about her desire to meet with the president, it seemed like, perhaps, she was overestimating her power as a global pop star. She can fill stadiums and sell millions of albums, sure, but can she really demand a face-to-face with the most powerful man on the planet?
To borrow a phrase, “Yes she can.”
Mother Monster finally got her wish during an encounter in San Francisco last week that President Obama described as “intimidating.”
The persistent pop star apparently paid her way into a fundraiser for Obama’s re-election campaign at the home of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. While there, Gaga eventually succeeded in cornering Barack in an attempt to discuss the epidemic of bullying. While no details have surfaced of the odd couple’s conversation, the president did go public on his first impressions of Lady Gaga.
“She was wearing 16-inch heels. She was eight feet tall. It was a little intimidating,” he said during Saturday’s Human Rights Campaign gala in Washington, D.C., as reported by ABC News.
Obama later drew more laughs from the crowd of gay and lesbian advocates – many of whom were proud Little Monsters themselves – quipping, “I held some productive bilateral talks with your leader.”
Gaga first voiced her intentions to rendezvous with the president following the tragic suicide of 14-year-old bullying victim Jamey Rodemeyer. “I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting,” she tweeted. “This must end. Our generation has the power to end it.”
Here’s hoping a comical encounter yields some serious results.
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