“I pray tomorrow will be a day of peace for all Americans,” she wrote. “A day for love, not hatred. A day for acceptance, not fear. A day for dreaming of our future joy as a country. A dream that is non-violent, a dream that provides safety for our souls. Love, from the Capitol.”
I pray tomorrow will be a day of peace for all Americans. A day for love, not hatred. A day for acceptance not fear. A day for dreaming of our future joy as a country. A dream that is non-violent, a dream that provides safety for our souls. Love, from the Capitol 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/fATHiJHCq0
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 19, 2021
Fans responded with support, writing that the singer looked “angelic”.
“POV: When you enter heaven,” one wrote.
POV: When you enter heaven
— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) January 19, 2021
Others told the “Rain On Me” singer to be safe and wished her well on her performance.
Let us hope for bright great future in American. And most of all let us hope to end this nightmare pandemic.
See you tomorrow performing national anthem at the Biden inauguration.
Stay safe. 🇺🇸❤️🙏🏽
— Hector 〄 🐺⚔️🍭🍬 (@HRmarioman) January 19, 2021
You've come so far from the girl who used to drag her piano around bars singing your heart out. You're an inspiration and a superhero who uses your power for good. Bless you Gaga/Stephanie HUGE LOVE FROM WALES, UK. Thank you for giving us faith in the future xxx
— Siân Williams (@SianWil24345235) January 19, 2021
You’ll nail it and I hope they’re providing you with all the security that government can provide you with.
— Prof (@jfsg_bog) January 19, 2021
Fans also dubbed her “Pope Gaga The First”, referencing her outfit’s similarity to the Catholic leader's traditional white cassock.
Gaga will join Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks in performing at the swearing-in ceremony of Inauguration Day, which is due to starts around 11.30am ET on Wednesday, 20 January.
Also joining the ceremony will be career firefighter Andrea Hall, who will lead in the Pledge of Allegiance; Amanda Gorman, the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate, who will recite a poem; Father Leo O’Donovan, who will deliver an invocation, Reverend Dr Silvester Beaman, who will give a benediction.
Later in the evening, Tom Hanks will host a primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and featuring performances from Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Jon Bon Jovi, and Ant Clemons.
The special, titled “Celebrating America”, will run for 90 minutes and will be broadcast live on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and MSNBC from 8.30–10pm ET.