Lady Gaga Encourages Fans To "Actively Protest" During Phoenix Show


Whereas other artists have decided to cancel their Arizona tour dates in light of the state’s immigration law, Lady Gaga brought her Monster Ball tour through Phoenix this weekend and used the show to address the controversy. Gaga - who had the slogan “Stop SB 1070” written on her forearm - told the crowd of 14,000 that she got calls “from some big rappers and big rockers” encouraging her to boycott Arizona, but that she responded “Do you really think that us... pop stars are going to shut down the state?" She urged the fans to take a stand: "We have to be active. We have to actively protest… I will not cancel my show. I will hold you, and we will hold each other, and we will protest this state.” [MTV]