Lady Gaga Wanted People To See The ‘Real’ Version Of Herself With Oscars Performance

  • A clearer explanation for the confusion over whether Lady Gaga would perform at this year’s Academy Awards. 
  • The singer/actress was filming for ‘Joker: Folie: A Deux’ and according to producer Ricky Kirshner, “She really wanted to do something. She honestly was shooting her movie [the ‘Joker’ sequel] — there was no trickery involved. And Thursday, at four-something, we got a text that she wanted to try something, didn’t have time to put together a big performance, but wanted it to be raw and [for] people to see the real Gaga, and, with a voice like that, you don’t need much more than that.”
  • And he’s right. Oscar producer Glenn Weiss said Gaga wouldn’t perform earlier in the week, but things can change quickly in entertainment.