Last night (February 15) at the Grammys, Lady Gaga gave the performance of a lifetime with her epic and extravagant tribute to the late, great David Bowie. The vibe was strong, and the audience seemed to be getting lost in classics such as “Heroes,” “Rebel Rebel,” and “Fame.”
But one person who saw the performance didn’t seem nearly as impressed. At least, we think he wasn’t. Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, a writer and director, had some interesting things to say about Gaga’s medley.
"overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused." Damn it! What IS that word!?
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 16, 2016
His tweet is pretty vague, though it contains a dictionary definition of the word “gaga,” as others have pointed out. It’s not exactly clear what Jones disliked (if anything) about the tribute, but fans on Twitter quickly jumped in to defend Gaga.
@ManMadeMoon She honored your father In a way no other artist would.
— Jonnathan | Gaga (@HausOfJonnathan) February 16, 2016
— LadyTeapots ✌️♥️☕ (@LadyTeapots) February 16, 2016
@ManMadeMoon How terrible of you. How could you be so rude to someone who looked up to your dad and did her best when she was called to act?
— mcoop (@mcoop) February 16, 2016
Others sided with Jones, believing he had a right to say whatever he wanted about his own father’s tribute.
— Darcy Bennett (@Miss_Squiggle) February 16, 2016
— Michael Gikis TV (@Michael0Gikis) February 16, 2016
Celebs on Twitter praised Gaga and showed their support for the artist. It seems she made everyone watching the Grammys “gaga” at the tribute, and really, we wouldn’t want it any other way.
— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) February 16, 2016
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 16, 2016
Watching Lady Gaga perform Bowie at the #Grammys2016 is making me realize how no one will ever replace or come near his magic.
— Troian (@SleepintheGardn) February 16, 2016
— Jenna Ushkowitz (@JennaUshkowitz) February 16, 2016
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 16, 2016
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) February 16, 2016
Wow @ladygaga is there anything you can't do!?
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) February 16, 2016
Bowie would be proud ⚡️ @ladygaga
— Zella Day (@Zelladay) February 16, 2016
I'm gonna give @ladygaga another Golden Globe award for this performance!
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) February 16, 2016
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) February 16, 2016