In a surprising response to requests that she boycott performing in Arizona to protest the stateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new immigration law, Lady Gaga lashed out against the artists asking her to take part. In an interview Gaga proclaimed, “‘I got a phone call from a couple of really big rock ‘n’ rollers, big pop stars, big rappers. They said, ‘We’d like you to boycott Arizona because of SB 1070. And I said, ‘Do you really think that us dumb f***ing pop stars are going to collapse the economy of Arizona?’” Gaga then stomped off in a huff, went home, and took a quick dip in her swimming pool filled with diamonds and gold doubloons.
Despite GagaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rant, many recording artists have signed up with the organization Sound Strike in solidarity against the law, which many say legalizes racial profiling. However, the boycott would probably have a bigger impact if it featured more artists that people would sell their own mothers to see in concert, of which Gaga is definitely one. In lieu of changing her tour schedule, Gaga declared, “I will not cancel my show. I will yell and I will scream louder and I will hold you, and we will hold each other, and we will protest this state.’” While that doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seem like the best way to combat unconstitutional legislation, we understand her perspective. People come to this nation so that they can wear their Kermit the Frog coats or dance with Beyonce in a womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s prison, if they so chose. And by god, who are we to take that away from them?