If you blinked, you might have missed it, but the much-anticipated [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] “Gossip Girl” cameo aired on Monday night. After talking about Gaga for most of the episode, NYU student Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) got her entertainment-lawyer step-dad to convince the former NYU-student-turned-pop-star to appear on cabaret night.
Blair had been itching to impress the snobby actors at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and what better way to do that than to get Lady Gaga to show up and perform “Bad Romance”? The cameo didn’t last very long, but it was probably enough to get Blair back to her Queen Bee status. You see, thanks to Blair’s incredible connections, she was able to show her friends Gaga’s dress rehearsal.
Emerging from behind two doors, Gaga hunched over in her red gown and, surrounded by beefy male dancers, kind of floated around the stage and climbed a ladder while singing her new single. Then the show resumed its threesome storyline from last week.
When Gaga recently spoke to MTV News about the performance, she said that she wanted to use it to take her sometimes outside-of-the-box persona and bring it to the mainstream. “I really sat down with the writers,” she said. “I was, like, ‘Look, I want to do this, and the reason I want to do this is because I am trying to say something that is not mainstream in a mainstream capacity. So, if I can say it on your show, that would be a real coup d’état for me as a performance artist.’ “