London: Lady Gaga enjoyed her first real ‘Marilyn moment’ over the weekend, as she serenaded former President Bill Clinton with a personalised version of her hit Bad Romance as part of his birthday celebrations.
Dual celebrations were held over the weekend to mark Bill Clinton’s 65th birthday as well as to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Clinton’s foundation.
The event, Hollywood Bowl, saw a host of pop stars and music legends including Stevie Wonder, Usher, Bono, Kenny Chesney and others besides Lady Gaga, performing in honour of the former president.
On the occasion, Lady Gaga, who wore a revealing beige bodysuit expressed how much she wanted the former President to play ‘saxophone’ with her.
“I wish you were playing sax with me tonight baby,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
“I always wanted to have one, and I was hoping that it didn’t involve pills and a strand of pearls,” she quipped.
Emerging from atop an all-white treehouse, Lady Gaga sported a wavy blonde ‘do and red lips like Marilyn Monroe, who famously crooned ‘Happy Birthday, Mr. President’ to President John F. Kennedy in 1962.
Clinton was totally flattered by Lady Gaga’s over-the-top gesture and thought he would have a heart attack.
“I thought, ‘My God. I get Lady Gaga, and I will have a heart attack celebrating my 65th birthday’.”
“I am the only person in history who got to be president and then had a post-presidential birthday party attended by both Lady Gaga and the Secretary of State,” Mr Clinton joked on stage.