Girl Gaga, who carried out the Nationwide Anthem, has longstanding ties to Biden.
When Lady Gaga performed the national anthem at President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, it was the culmination of a longstanding relationship in which the two were in the limelight.
Prior to the inauguration, Lady Gaga said on Twitter that it was an honor for her to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Mr. Biden’s inauguration, which she called “a ceremony, a transition, a moment of change.”
In a second tweet, she added, “My intent is to acknowledge our past, heal for our present, and be passionate about a future in which we work lovingly together. I will sing to the hearts of all people who live in this land. “
In the Capitol, she wore an oversized gold lapel pin with a dove, a traditional symbol of peace, as she sang into a gold microphone while Mr. Biden watched.
Lady Gaga fought Mr. Biden in Pennsylvania, an important battlefield state, in November, which he won. The night before election day, she performed at the final Biden campaign rally.
Her appearance was criticized by President Trump’s election campaign, in which she was accused of being an anti-fracking activist, and by Mr Trump himself.
“Lady Gaga is not that good,” said Mr Trump at a rally in November. “I could tell you a lot of stories. I could tell you stories about Lady Gaga. I know a lot of stories. “He didn’t elaborate on it.
The singer’s connections with Mr. Biden date back to his time as Vice President when they worked together on the White House campaign to combat sexual assault on college campuses.
In 2016, Mr. Biden introduced Lady Gaga at the Academy Awards where he launched the Sexual Assault Campaign and she performed her song “Til It Happens to You,” which was made for a documentary on the subject. The two later appeared together to promote the White House campaign. In 2017, after Mr Biden stepped down, they also filmed a public announcement about sexual assault.
“I’m here today, not just with a great friend, but also with a bitter lawyer,” Biden said in the video.