Lady Gaga certainly gave her soul and heart on singing for Bill Clinton on Saturday night. During a concert honoring the tenth anniversary of Clinton's foundation and his belated 65th birthday, the pop star playfully flirted with the former president.
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“Bill, I’m having my first real Marilyn Monroe moment,” Gaga said after crooning “happy birthday” to him during her opening number. “I always wanted to have one. And I was hoping that it didn’t involve an accident with some pills and a strand of pearls, so here we are.”
Clinton — in the front row at the Hollywood Bowl with his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and daughter, Chelsea — laughed when Gaga told him, “I wish you were playing sax with me tonight, baby.”
Wearing only a beige body suit and heels by the end of the performance, Gaga took off pieces of her outfit as she danced and adapted a few of her hit songs for the occasion. “So tonight, I just thought we’d all get caught up in a little 'Bill Romance,'” she said before her rendition of “Bad Romance” devoted to the 42nd president. At one point, while gyrating directly in front of Clinton clan, Gaga quipped, “It’s a good thing I used to dance on bars, right?”
The former first family smiled and clapped along, but Clinton later told the crowd that he was a little worried about the performance. "I got nervous when Gaga said she was planning to have a Marilyn moment. I thought, my God, I get Lady Gaga and I will have a heart attack celebrating my 65th birthday,” he joked.
One risqué bit that Clinton may have missed: Gaga did perform the intro to her song “Government Hooker” before exiting the stage. Less hard to miss: she dropped the F-bomb and gave the middle finger in between songs, telling Clinton: "If someone had told me so many years ago that I'd be doing that right in front of you I just would not believe them. I would have given a good American f–k you."