Lady Gaga paid tribute to the late David Bowie during Monday's Grammy Awards, performing a medley of the late singer's iconic songs. Gaga, dressed in a white fitted suit with her hair a reddish-orange color, kicked off her performance by singing a few lyrics from Bowie's 1969 song "Space Oddity."
As she danced around the stage, Gaga launched into other songs including "Ziggy Stardust," "Suffragette City," "Rebel Rebel," "Fashion," "Fame" and "Heroes." Nile Rodgers also joined Gaga on stage for the tribute.
In a behind-the-scenes video, Gaga said paying tribute to Bowie at the Grammys was the "most incredible honor" anyone has ever given her.
"It takes me all the way back to why I started Lady Gaga," she explained. "Because I was still 18 and still Stefani and the more I discovered David Bowie, the stronger I became. Without him, I would have never made that change. I wouldn't have been strong enough."
Bowie died Jan. 10 at the age of 69 from a private battle with cancer. His death was confirmed Jan. 11 from his son and his publicist. Even though he released a new album just days before his death, reports claimed that Bowie had been battling liver cancer for 18 months. He is believed to have died surrounded by family and friends at his New York home.
Gaga's Grammy performance isn't the first time she's honored Bowie. As previously reported, "Mother Monster" got a new tattoo Saturday inking an image of Bowie on the left side of her rib cage. The tattoo is of Bowie's face with a lightning bolt across it from his "Aladdin Sane" album cover. "This was the image that changed my life," Gaga captioned the photo on Snapchat.
Check out clips of Gaga’s Grammy tribute to David Bowie below.
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