Popular American singer Lady Gaga has taken the center of stage to criticize racism and white supremacy during her acceptance speech at King Center’s Beloved Community Awards.
Accepting the Yolanda Denise King “High Ground” Award, the Shallow singer took the opportunity to addressed her social responsibility as a high-profile artist and white woman in a video message and denounced racism and white supremacy.
The Star Is Born actress said in her message that, "I am aware I am before you as Stefani Germanotta, my given name; as Lady Gaga, a famous white woman with the power of a large platform. My racial identity alone centers my whiteness while I’m still very much finding my place in creating Dr King Jr’s beloved community."
"White people, I believe that Black life represents the best of our nation and as white people, I believe we have a responsibility to unlearn, to accept the honest truth about the history of our country, admit that white supremacy makes us unhealthy and change our own behaviours to contribute to a world where freedom is real for everyone," she added.
Lady Gaga, 34, has been all set to sing the US national anthem at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony. She also had endorsed the Biden-Harris campaign in the elections in the 2020 presidential race.
Watch the video message here.