Lady Gaga honored her friend Alexander “Lee” McQueen at the Brit Awards (see photos) yesterday, after he committed suicide by hanging himself in his wardrobe on February 11.Gaga appeared at a piano, sporting a massive wig and McQueen garb, accompanied by a giant statue of herself in McQueen’s infamous 12-inch booties. The best thing about Gaga is, even without all the crazy costumes and pseudo-avant garde performances, she’s still insanely talented. The weirdness just makes her belting sh*t out a piano seem new and revolutionary, when really she’s just our generation’s version of Billy Joel (a crooner with serious piano skills, for those of you born after 1985).
Gaga kept it low-key for a while, with a slow version of “Telephone” which she dedicated to her designer friend, before moving through some awkward dance routine while pounding out beats on a giant guitar. Pretty standard Gaga, but still moving – not because of the strange performance, but the evident emotion behind it. Pics below.