• Lady Gaga gave a moving speech to the graduating students
  • Gaga feels that the current generation of people are the seeds of the future
  • "Chromatica" has become the fastest-selling album in the U.K.  

Lady Gaga is one of the few celebrities who has been actively speaking about racism for years now. Recently, the musician gave a moving speech about racism to the students who are graduating this year.

During her commencement speech for YouTube Originals’ “Dear Class of 2020” event, the 34-year-old singer admitted that she had to change her speech after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The “Born This Way” hitmaker said she needed to address a lot of things that are currently taking place in the U.S., including police brutality and the nationwide protests.

Gaga started her speech by saying that the current generation is going through a “pivotal” moment in the nation’s evolution. She also shared that the society is undergoing change and people need to remain patient because it will take some time to be fully realized.

“You are watching what is a pivotal moment in this country’s evolution. You are watching society change in a deeply important way. This change will be slow, and we will have to be patient. But change will happen and it will be for the better,” Gaga said.

The “You And I” singer also explained that racism is as “pervasive and real” as nature. She believes that racism is quite widespread and aggressive in the U.S.

“I make this analogy between racism and nature in this country because it is as pervasive and real as nature. It is some part of everything the light touches,” Gaga said.

Gaga gave a lot of advice to the young students who want to go out and change the world. The acclaimed musician noticed that the youngsters living through this unprecedented time are going to make this world a better place.

“I believe in my heart that people who are going to make this change happen are listening to me speak right now. I know this is true because it is you who are the seeds of the future. You are the seeds that will grow into a new and different forest that is far more beautiful and loving than the one we live in today,” she said.

Gaga was not the only celebrity to deliver a speech to the graduating students. Other notable personalities like Barack and Michelle Obama, BTS, and Beyonce also delivered speeches during the virtual event.

In related news, Gaga’s “Chromatica” album is doing so well on the global charts. The singer’s new album claimed the numero uno position in the U.K. and sold 53,000 copies. This is the biggest opening week of the year so far.

The Official Charts Company also reported that the album sold 8,500 copies in vinyl, making it the fastest-selling vinyl record of the year.

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Lady Gaga was excited to hear about her BAFTA and Grammy wins for "Shallow." She is pictured in Los Angeles on Jan. 27, 2019. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images