Lady Gaga made a powerful dig at Donald Trump and his controversial immigration beliefs during Super Bowl halftime show performance

LADY Gaga might have surprised fans as she focused her stunning Super Bowl performance solely on her music, appearing to ditch the opportunity to air her views on new US President Donald Trump.

But the star managed to make a subtle and very powerful dig at his controversial immigration ban at the end of her show.

While the singer didn't speak out on the controversial Muslim ban directly, she chose to open her medley of hits last night with America the Beautiful and Woody Guthrie American classic This Land is Our Land.

The song has famously become an anthem for the protesters openly fighting against Trump’s proposed immigration bans.

While Gaga towered on stage, the black background behind her later erupted in to red, blue and white stars which slowly aligned together.

Quick to comment on the message was Hillary Clinton.

She wrote on Twitter: "I'm one of 100 million #SuperBowl fans that just went #Gaga for the Lady, & her message to all of us."

She also performed her hit Born This Way which includes the lyrics: "No matter gay, straight or bi/Lesbian, transgendered life/I’m on the right track baby/I was born to survive.”

The star began her incredible half-time show perched on the stadium roof, showing off her stunning figure in a short silver jewelled leotard and fishnet tights.

Adding a dramatic mask, Gaga then jumped on to the pitch and wowed the crowd in Houston, Texas, with a 12-minute medley of her songs including Poker Face and Born This Way.

Despite two costume changes she avoided any wardrobe mishaps, and has been widely praised for the show-stopping performance.

About 110million TV viewers watched her set, during a break in the New England Patriots' 34-28 win against the Atlanta Falcons.

While many fans expected the star to use the platform to make a political statement, the singer focused more on her music for the show.

"The only statements that I'll be making during the half-time show are the ones that I've been consistently making throughout my career," she previously said.


Mid-way through the medley of hits, Lady G sat down at a piano and performed Million Reasons.

"America, how you doing tonight? We're here to make you feel good. Do you want to feel good?" she asked the crowd.

And proving she'll never forget where she came from, the star also gave a shout out to her beloved mum and dad at home.

She closed out the show with an explosive rendition of Bad Romance.

Completing the show with a huge mic drop, fireworks went off behind her in an incredible finale.

Earlier this week, Gaga spoke of her excitement at being the star performer this year, following in the footsteps of Beyonce, Madonna, and her personal favourite, Michael Jackson.

At a press conference on Thursday the New Yorker vowed to put on a show the sporting crowds will "never forget."

She revealed her favourite half-time memory was watching  the King of Pop rock the Rose Bowl in California in 1993 and gushed: "Watching Michael Jackson do the halftime show is one of the fondest memories that I have.

Stadium perspective

According to E! News, Lady Gaga was spotted crying with happiness following her amazing performance last night.

"She was so happy with her performance," a source told the site."It was everything and more than what she expected."

"She is so emotional now and so pleased," the source added. "She thanked everyone involved with this production. She is so kind and thankful to every

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