One fan just had the gift of a lifetime from Lady Gaga.
The “Born This Way” singer earlier this week was photographed handing her leather jacket to fan Shannon Mckee outside of a market in Malibu, Calif. Mckee, 27, speaking with TODAY, shared that a heart-warming conversation with Gaga followed the exchange.
She recalled that she walked in and said that she’s got on a really bad jacket, to which Gaga thanked her in response, adding that she’s not one to really go up to celebrities though she kind of recognized the voice.
McKee decided to seize the moment and praise Gaga, who was out with boyfriend Michael Polansky, for being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, once she realized that she had just complimented her.
McKee continued that she did have a story she wanted to share with her, and that she felt the need that she needed to hear it from her, and when she went back, she shared to the songstress that her best friend back in high school was a huge fan of hers and that she was the reason why he actually came out to her.
She added that his first five tattoos are all dedicated to the singer and that recently, her brother just came out to her too, so she just wanted to express her gratitude to her for being such an incredible ally.
Gaga was touched by the story and her next move surprised McKee.
She recalled Gaga taking off her jacket as she was telling her story about her friend, noting that the Grammy winner said she isn’t comfortable posing for a picture near her home.
McKee also took to social media, opening up about the experience in a since-deleted video she shared on Instagram.
According to TODAY, she said that she couldn’t have been more grateful to have met someone as sweet, caring, compassionate and just an overall beautiful person as Gaga – in that moment, she wanted to cry because it was so heartfelt. She added that she has been a fan of hers since she was in high school and that timing is everything – she truly believed in that moment of time and that it needed to happen.- Advertisement -
Gaga has been a fierce supporter of the LGBTQ+ community throughout her career. Back in June 2019, dressed in a rainbow ensemble and standing in front of the Stonewall National Monument in celebration of the Stonewall Uprising’s 50th anniversary, she addressed the crowd saying that that was their freedom and the joy that they’ve always deserved, and she will not stop pursuing that liberation.
She added that true love is when you would take a bullet for someone – and that any day of the week, they know that she would take a bullet for them.