Lady Gaga Dedicates ‘Hair’ to Jamey Rodemeyer at iHeart Radio Fest
Lady Gaga acknowledged that "we lost a little monster this week" when she dedicated the song 'Hair' to Jamey Rodemeyer, the teen and Gaga fan who committed suicide when bullying over his sexuality became too much to bear. Gaga made her touching dedication at the iHeart Radio Festival, which took place in Las Vegas over the weekend.
In case you were not familiar with the story, the bullied teen taped video messages before his suicide and thanked Gaga for giving him the courage to understand he was "born this way," so he is certainly close to her heart.
Seated behind her motorcycle-shaped piano, Gaga referenced Rodemeyer, saying, "I want to dedicate this song to him tonight. He was young. Look up on the screen for a moment." The screen then flashed information about Jamey, including a photo and a tweet. It was really heart wrenching, and Gaga was able to put a human face on the epidemic of bullying.
She said that she wrote 'Born This Way' so that people could understand that "your identity is all you've got."
She finished her dedication, saying, "So tonight, Jamey, I know you're up there and looking at us and you're not a victim. You're a lesson to all of us ... Let's do this one for Jamey. "Bullying is for losers! Put your paws up for Jamey!"
R.I.P., Jamey. You are missed and remembered. Paws up!
Watch Lady Gaga Dedicate 'Hair' to Jamey Rodemeyer