Lady Gaga Dedicates iHeartRadio Performance to Teen Who Committed Suicide

September 26, 2011 By:
Lady Gaga Dedicates iHeartRadio Performance to Teen Who Committed Suicide

Say what you want about Lady Gaga but when Lady Gaga talks, people listen. And thankfully she cares about issues that matter and is always really vocal about it.

Gaga choose to dedicate a song at her performance this weekend at iHeartRadio music festival to a young fan who tragically committed suicide. Gaga has been very outspoken over her devastation surrounding the death of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, who killed himself because he was being bullied about his sexuality.

Gaga dedicated the song, "Hair" to Jamey while a photomontage of the boy played in the background.

"I lost a little monster this week and I'd like to dedicate this song to him. Tonight, Jamey, I know you're up there and looking at us and you're not a victim, you're a lesson to all of us. Bullying is for losers. Put your hands up for Jamey! Sometimes the right thing is more important than the music."

This story is especially dear to Gaga's heart as Jamey tweeted to Gaga before his passing, "Bye mother monster, thank you for all you have done, paws up forever." He also posted to facebook, lyrics from the Gaga song "The Queen," just a day before, "Don't forget me when I come crying to heaven's door."

Earlier last week when Gaga heard of Jamey's death she tweeted that she would meet with President Barack Obama to discuss creating legislation to make bullying at any age a crime.

"The past days I've spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someones life," she tweeted.

"Jamey Rodemeyer, 14 yrs old, took his life because of bullying. Bullying must become illegal. It is a hate crime," and then, "I am meeting with out President. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Out generation has the power to end it. Trend it #MakeALawForJamey"

And she did meet with Obama. After performing in Vegas, Gaga traveled to Silicone Valley to an intimate gathering at the home of Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg for an Obama fundraiser. While Gaga was there to give money and listen to a presidential campaign speech she told MTV News that if given the opportunity to talk to the president she would definitely bring up the topic.

During a question and answer session after the president spoke, Gaga thanked Obama for hosting an anti-bullying conference earlier this year and asked everyone in the room what they were doing about the bullying problem and it's resulting suicides.

Go Gaga, she may dress like a hooker from Candy Land, but she's using her insane power to create awareness for often overlooked issues.

Check out Gaga’s iHeartRadio performance below: