What does Lady Gaga's White House-appointed gig mean for her music career?
Lady Gaga has been appointed to lead Joe Biden’s Arts & Humanities Committee, which disappeared for five years after the board disbanded during Donald Trump’s presidency.
The Born This Way singer is officially a co-chair beside film producer Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook). Together, they join a board of “prominent artists, scholars, and philanthropists who have demonstrated a serious commitment to the arts and humanities” via The Line Of Best Fit.
Also serving the Biden administration on cultural policy are Grey’s Anatomy producer Shonda Rhimes, Grammy Award-winning member of The Eagles, Joe Walsh; and actors George Clooney, Jennifer Garner, Troy Kotsur, and Kerry Washington.
The President’s Committee On The Arts And Humanities tweeted yesterday, “Welcome newly appointed members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, led by Bruce Cohen and Lady Gaga! We look forward to partnering to positively impact the arts, libraries, museums, and humanities work across the country.”
According to a White House press release, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities “advises the President and the heads of U.S. cultural agencies on policy, philanthropic and private sector engagement, and other efforts to enhance federal support for the arts, humanities, and museum and library services.”
In 2019, Gaga had her 2013 collaboration with R Kelly, Do What U Want, removed from streaming services following severe allegations towards the R&B musician that surfaced on the Netflix documentary, Surviving R Kelly.
“I intend to remove the song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again,” she said.
“I’m sorry, both for my poor judgement when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner. I love you.”