However, a rep for the NFL is calling that claim “nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none.”
“The Super Bowl is a time when people really come together,” reads a statement from the NFL via ET. “Lady Gaga is focused on putting together an amazing show for fans and we love working with her on it; we aren’t going to be distracted by this.”
TMZ also received a similar statement from the NFL that denies she was ever asked to keep her mouth shut about politics / Trump.
It’s no secret Mother Monster was an avid supporter of Hillary Clinton. She even staged a mini protest outside of Trump Tower on election night. Execs for the event are worried she’ll stir up unwanted controversy, similarly to how Beyonce did last year with the Black Lives Matter imagery.
Even *if* Gaga was asked to play it safe, let’s hope she uses this massive platform to shed some much-needed light on the orange monster and his team of puppets (or is it the other way around?).