Lady Gaga pictures stirring up controversy? It’s a weekly occurrence.
This instance is a bit surprising, however, because all she did was play a the piano. It just happened to be John Lennon’s famous white Steinway piano.
The late icon’s son, Sean Lennon, posted the Gaga photo on Twitter with the caption: “With gaga at mom’s house, she’s belting on the white piano…”
Some fans were irate that she dared play the instrument, a gift from John to Sean’s mother, Yoko Ono, and it sits out in the open at Yoko’s home.
The image of her at the iconic instrument sparked replies such as “WHY WOULD YOU LET LADY GAGA PLAY ON JOHN’S PIANO? I’m disappointed. >:(“
Lady Gaga channels John Lennon on the icon’s own piano.
Sean Lennon replied, “pianos meant are to be played. Why is everyone so uptight? What should we do, lock it away in a dusty room? So judgmental.”
He took the picture down, but added, “Firstly, he gave that piano to my mother for her birthday, it is hers, secondly, he was not uptight the way you seem to be … Come on, lighten up…life’s too short, there’re enough real problems in the world….”
Her fame buoyed by outrageous outfits, bombastic videos and even the occasional hermaphrodite rumors, it’s easy to overlook that Lady Gaga can play.
She was classically trained in the piano from age four on, with prodigal results. Gaga began writing songs at age 13 and majored in the subject at NYU.
In fact, here’s Gaga performing John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner in 2009. Think she’s worthy of the Steinway?