Lady Gaga Calls the Music Industry a ‘F—king Boys Club’ In Emotional Speech …

12 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Gaga, Missy Elliott in tears after getting Billboard honors.

Lady Gaga and Missy Elliott were in tears Friday as they discussed the struggles they faced in their careers at an event honoring women in the music industry.Acknowledged for her songwriting and artistry, Mother Monster gave an emotional speech while accepting the Woman of the Year honor at this year’s Billboard Women in Music event in New York City on Friday. Loretta Lynn, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Lana Del Rey, girl group Fifth Harmony, pop singer Tori Kelly and country singer Kelsea Ballerini were also honored at the event, along with 50 female music executives. It’s like a f—ing boys club that we just can’t get in to,” she said as the room broke out in roaring applause. “I tried for so long, I just really wanted to be taken seriously as a musician for my intelligence more than my body ever in this business,” adding, “You don’t always feel like when you’re working that people believe that you have musical background, that you understand what you’re doing because you’re a female.” Not only was the crowd in support of her remarks, Gaga received loving encouragement from her family and fiancé Taylor Kinney, who were all in attendance.

While there was plenty of shimmer (Gomez’s Rodarte dress) and skin (Lady Gaga’s and Ciara’s two-piece numbers), many of the attendees also opted to wear the pants. Proud mom Cynthia Germanotta also gave a touching introduction to present her six-time Grammy winning daughter with the recognition. “Tonight is so important because women provide a wisdom to music that is very unique and special,” Gaga continued. “It is a perspective that no other person can have because we bear life. And we go through things that no one goes through and more importantly because it’s right because we’re all equal.” This year is proving to be another memorable one for the star. In addition, she earned a Grammy Award nod for “Til It Happens to You” – an emotional ballad for The Hunting Ground, a documentary about campus rape.

The singer ended her speech with strong words for those who doubted her in the past: ”But I can write songs and I can sing.” Elliott, too, was emotional in a 6-minute speech that earned a standing ovation louder than any other Friday afternoon. Fifth Harmony was in sync as they performed a stripped down version of their hit ”Worth It.” It was followed by a cover of Destiny’s Child’s ”Independent Woman” – fitting for Friday’s event.

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