Lady Gaga may have lost the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance to SZA and Doja Cat last night, but she appears to have won the internet.
Last night’s show saw SZA hobbling through the Grammy show on crutches, courtesy of an injury she sustained getting out of bed earlier in the day. At one point, she even had to rely on a wheelchair.
That injury didn’t stop her from making it to the stage to collect her award in the Best Pop Duo category for “Kiss Me More,” albeit in a precarious state. For that matter, Gaga’s loss in the category didn’t stop her from helping SZA make it to the stage unscathed, as Gaga jumped to SZA’s assistance, pulling her dress train out of the way as SZA made her way up the stairs. Gaga didn’t hesitate to get down on her knees to adjust the train, despite wearing an expensive designer dress of her own.
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The small gesture had a huge impact in the Twitterverse, as fans of SZA and Lady Gaga both took to the platform to praise her. Fans applauded the singer for her kindness as a prime example of women in music supporting one another.
LADY GAGA HELPING SZA ON STAGE, women supporting women ?? pic.twitter.com/OQUBVWdzqO
— kai ???? (@ilygoldwing) April 4, 2022
Doja and SZA getting up there together being so awesome together while Gaga helped SZA's dress. I mean: women are truly thriving and supporting each other out there. ? #GRAMMYs
— GJ Kooijman ??? (@gjkooijman) April 4, 2022
Elsewhere in the show, Lady Gaga received a special introduction from Tony Bennett, the singer with whom she shared her Best Pop Duo performance nomination for their recording of “I Get a Kick Out of You.” She then performed solo versions of “Do I Love You” and “Love for Sale,” two tunes the pair had recorded together. Bennett himself could not appear on stage due to ongoing issues with Alzheimer’s Disease. Gaga dedicated her performance to him.
Between Gaga’s Bennett-dedicated performance and her help with SZA’s dress train, Twitter has erupted in full-on homage. Here’s what people are saying…
Avril presenting the award, Doja and SZA winning, Lady Gaga helping SZA with her dress, Doja running from the bathroom, and then crying in her speech.
Everything is perfect ????? dasurv mo to @DojaCat pic.twitter.com/6zSljxzLiU
— æbun (@jmnavahab) April 4, 2022
notice how SZA started running as soon as gaga touched her dress? This proves that Lady Gaga is a biblical miracle she literally healed her ?pic.twitter.com/64HYmSsf1Y
— Tropico?? (@plsslana) April 4, 2022
Wishing SZA a great recovery & congratulations on your #Grammys win queen! So glad Lady Gaga helped her get on stage with her broken foot! ???? pic.twitter.com/aXxHTh6SEG
— Josh ?? Moon Knight & Halo #BlackLivesMatter (@supermangeek101) April 4, 2022
Gaga helping SZA with her dress has be one of my favorite moments of the Grammys last night ?
— Blade (@BladeyBop) April 4, 2022
Am I the only one mildly confused by all conversations about how Gaga treats people? Like it feels like many were genuinely surprised with how she took care of Liza and now SZA last night. But Gaga has always been that Queen. She's a genuinely good person.
— The Pink Haired Ranger (@beccasbwayshop) April 4, 2022
We love you, queen! ?? Lady Gaga ngebantuin SZA saat ia terpanggil dan menang Best Pop Duo Performance dengan Doja Cat. Ini… momen… ter… ahhh ?????? #GRAMMYs
?: CBS pic.twitter.com/jGn5SdUbSy
— detikcom (@detikcom) April 4, 2022
Rare footage of our lord and saviour Lady Gaga curing SZA’s legs tonight at the #GRAMMYs stage pic.twitter.com/jD0prW3W8X
— kromatika / HOG / L4S (@HoeCalderone) April 4, 2022
Lady Gaga has the best voice of any singer there, and apparently the most generosity. When she first became widely known, I was obsessed until I learned of her wacky political stances on most issues. Like many women I have liked, this one’s another case of ‘too good to be true’!
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett won the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album award and their album won Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. The universe paid her back. Love her.
human kindness, yay!