The ‘Stupid Love’ singer has revealed that she sent the 18-year-old musician flowers after her Grammy sweep, and offered to be her confidant in the music industry
In an interview with Apple Music, Gaga said she sent Eilish flowers after her triumphant sweep at the Grammy’s in January, which saw her take home five awards, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year. The “Stupid Love” singer also sent Eilish a note, offering her mentorship.
“For me, it’s healing because it hurt me that I didn’t get that,” Gaga explained. “I’m going to be that for someone else. I’ve had a harder time with older women in terms of having a female mentor. Other than Celine Dion and Carole King, it’s proven difficult to have someone who would show me the way. So I really hope that young female artists – or young artists of any gender identity or sexual identity – will know I am rooting for them.”
It’s currently unknown whether Eilish has accepted Gaga’s offer.
In recent weeks, Eilish has been vocal in her support of the urgent Black Lives Matter protests, which were sparked by the murder of George Floyd on May 25. The singer has joined Rihanna, Ariana Grande, and more in signing an open letter in support of Democrats’ Justice in Policing Act, and issued a personal statement on her Instagram.
“If I hear one more white person say, ‘aLL liVeS maTtEr’, one more fucking time I’m gonna lose my fucking mind,” Eilish wrote. “Will you shut the fuck uuuuuuuuuuup??? No one is saying your life doesn’t matter. No one is saying literally anything at all about you. Right now in this moment, we have to address hundreds of years of oppression of Black people. Black lives fucking matter.”
Gaga has also shown her support for the movement, writing in a statement: “We MUST show our love for the Black community. As a white, privileged woman, I take an oath to stand by that. We haven’t, as a privileged community, done enough to fight racism and stand up for those people who are being killed by it.”