Lady Gaga Reveals How Iconic Biden Inauguration Moment Almost Went Awry

Lady Gaga’s point toward the American flag while singing her rendition of the national anthem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration was a symbolic moment, coming as it did just days after the deadly U.S. Capitol riot.But on Tuesday’s broadcast of The Late Show, the House of Gucci star revealed how it almost went awry. Unbeknownst to the multi-Grammy Award winner, the flag was moved from where it had been during rehearsal.Gaga only realised while singing the line “proof through the night that our flag was still there,” she told host Stephen Colbert.She recalled thinking, “Oh, girl, just keep turning and maybe it will show up.” Luckily, it did — with the emotional moment going viral.Watch the interview here:Gaga also explained to Colbert why a bulletproof vest was sewn into the Schiaparelli haute couture dress she wore for the performance.“It was a scary time in this country and I care a lot about my family, and, as a performer, I understand that I put myself in all types of dangerous situations in order to do what I love,” she said.“So I did that for myself but for my family as well, so that my mom and dad and my sister would feel confident.”Watch Gaga’s inauguration performance below...READ MORE:House Of Gucci Director Ridley Scott Hits Back At Gucci Family's Criticism Of New FilmAlison Hammond Reveals How Her Lady Gaga Interview Got Off To A Bit Of An Awkward StartLady Gaga's Appearance At The House Of Gucci Premiere Was Obviously High Camp And High Drama

Lady Gaga Reveals How Iconic Biden Inauguration Moment Almost Went Awry

Lady Gaga’s point toward the American flag while singing her rendition of the national anthem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration was a symbolic moment, coming as it did just days after the deadly U.S. Capitol riot.

But on Tuesday’s broadcast of The Late Show, the House of Gucci star revealed how it almost went awry. Unbeknownst to the multi-Grammy Award winner, the flag was moved from where it had been during rehearsal.

Gaga only realised while singing the line “proof through the night that our flag was still there,” she told host Stephen Colbert.

She recalled thinking, “Oh, girl, just keep turning and maybe it will show up.” Luckily, it did — with the emotional moment going viral.

Watch the interview here:

Gaga also explained to Colbert why a bulletproof vest was sewn into the Schiaparelli haute couture dress she wore for the performance.

“It was a scary time in this country and I care a lot about my family, and, as a performer, I understand that I put myself in all types of dangerous situations in order to do what I love,” she said.

“So I did that for myself but for my family as well, so that my mom and dad and my sister would feel confident.”

Lady Gaga wore a Schiaparelli haute couture dress, with a sewn-in bulletproof vest, to perform at President Joe Biden's inauguration.

Watch Gaga’s inauguration performance below...