Lady Gaga has been out of the public eye lately, but Friday night she was back in the spotlight. In the wake of last week’s Supreme Court rulings in favor of marriage equality, Gaga helped launch New York’s Gay Pride Parade by speaking at a kickoff rally at Pier 26.
“I would like to thank everyone from the Supreme Court to every legislator and political leader that has ever stood with us,” she said, according to Us Weekly. “I am so fortunate to have been welcomed by all of you into the LGBT community. … Our evolution as LGBT citizens always continues to change and we see that the further we are able to reveal and share our lives, the further we move into the hearts and minds of other Americans.”
She went on to sing an a cappella rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” making one change: “O say does that star-spangled flag of pride yet wave. …”
In a new documentary “How to Make Money Selling Drugs,” Eminem is opening up about his drug abuse, revealing that he almost died during one overdose. The rapper, who entered rehab for sleeping pill addiction in 2005 and addressed the problem in his 2010 album Recovery, has admitted in the past to taking 10 to 20 Vicodin pills daily. “Valium, Ambien — the numbers got so high I don’t even know what I’m taking,” he told Vibe magazine after his rehab stint.