Lady Gaga really put on a spectacular performance honoring the life and music of David Bowie. Dying her hair orange, wearing a custom, retro jumpsuit and singing some of Bowie's classic tunes alongside Nile Rodgers, the show was a beautiful remembrance of a true legend.
"I've never seen anyone approach a project with quite this intensity," he said of the singer. "It was almost as if she was doing an all-encompassing film, like when Daniel Day-Lewis played Lincoln or something. She was in it, man!" Rodgers spoke. This experience with her was ... I just don't know how to explain it. I've never seen anyone in my life, and I've been doing this for a long time, I've never seen any one artist so committed to six minutes of music. That's all we did! We were only onstage for six minutes. Right up until they said, "3-2-1," she was pumping us up, giving us instructions: "C'mon, guys, this is for David," blah, blah, blah. She was giving us acting lessons like, "Think of this as the most important person you've ever respected in your whole life. Who is that person? Picture that person." It was incredible.
On the other hand, Bowie's son had a (much) more toned-down opinion of the performance. In a relatively passive aggressive tweet, he said,
"overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused." Damn it! What IS that word!?
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 16, 2016
Throwing shade? Perhaps. Either way, Bowie was honored in a way that no other artist would have. Bravo, Gaga.