Lady Gaga’s Powerful Oscar Performance: A Must Watch

Lady Gaga performed “Til It Happens to You” at the 2016 Academy Awards last night and it brought the crowd to their feet. This song is so powerful – every person should take a listen.

I didn’t get a chance to watch the Oscars last night. I really just went online this morning to see is Leonardo DiCaprio finally won one of those shiny gold statues. (PS, he did in case you were wondering). When I stumbled onto this song, I was instantly brought to tears.

Lady Gaga is known for the outlandish — meat dresses, oversized heels and bizarre red carpet attire. But there is so much more to the singer. She has done SO MUCH WORK for the anti-bullying movement and isn’t afraid to step into issues that most singers won’t touch… like rape. We all know what’s been going on with Ke$ha. It’s no coincidence that Lady Gaga decided to sing this song at the Oscars right after Ke$ha’s court ruling.

In fact, Lady Gaga has admitted that she too has been raped.

“What happened to Kesha has happened to many female artists including myself. It will affect her for the rest of her life.”

Most rape victims hide this truth. These women are bringing it out in the open in an attempt to encourage other individuals to do the same.

I was a fan before… I guess I’m a little monster now.

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.