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Joe Biden and Lady Gaga campaign in Pennsylvania on eve of election

Joe Biden puts aside his poker face to campaign with Lady Gaga in must-win Pennsylvania joking that she will speak and he will sing

  • Pop star Lady Gaga and Democratic nominee Joe Biden made a surprise visit on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus Monday afternoon 
  • Gaga is slated to headline Biden’s election eve drive-in event in Pittsburgh, in front of Heinz Field 
  • ‘Now, Lady Gaga’s going to be speaking, and I’m going to be singing,’ Biden joked to a group of students 

Pop star Lady Gaga and Democratic nominee Joe Biden made a surprise appearance Monday on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus to try and excite young voters to come out to the polls on Election Day. 

‘You guys can own this election. You can own it. I really mean it. I’m counting on you. We’re counting on you,’ Biden told a group of students, some who were outside doing volunteer work for the Democrat’s campaign. 

Gaga wore a bedazzled ‘VOTE’ mask, a black pantsuit with a large bow and sky-high heels. She carried a fan that said ‘I’m a fan of voting for Biden and Harris,’ despite it being 39 degrees. 

The ‘Bad Romance’ singer will headline Biden’s final Election Day eve rally, which will be drive-in style and take place outside Heinz Field, where the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers play.

‘Now, Lady Gaga’s going to be speaking, and I’m going to be singing,’ Biden said. ‘We’ve been friends for a while – I can’t thank you enough for all you’re doing.’ 

‘I’m so excited. This is wonderful. Thank you everybody,’ Gaga said.  

Joe Biden (left) and Lady Gaga (right) appeared together Monday on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, with the Cathedral of Learning peeking out behind the duo 

Joe Biden (left) talks to college students alongside Lady Gaga (right) at the University of Pittsburgh Monday

Joe Biden (left) talks to college students alongside Lady Gaga (right) at the University of Pittsburgh Monday 

Lady Gaga wore a bedazzled 'VOTE' mask as she greeted college students alongside Joe Biden in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood on Monday, Election Day eve

Lady Gaga wore a bedazzled ‘VOTE’ mask as she greeted college students alongside Joe Biden in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood on Monday, Election Day eve 

Joe Biden (left) and Lady Gaga (right) walk around the University of Pittsburgh's campus, where the Cathedral of Learning looms above them

Joe Biden (left) and Lady Gaga (right) walk around the University of Pittsburgh’s campus, where the Cathedral of Learning looms above them 

Democratic nominee Joe Biden takes a knee as Pitt students pose for pictures with him and pop star Lady Gaga, who will appear at a drive-in rally with Biden later Monday outside of Heinz Field

Democratic nominee Joe Biden takes a knee as Pitt students pose for pictures with him and pop star Lady Gaga, who will appear at a drive-in rally with Biden later Monday outside of Heinz Field 

On the other side of the state, John Legend will play the same role in Philadelphia and appear alongside Democratic vice presidential nominee, Kamala Harris. 

The celebrity surrogates were added to the schedule Sunday. 

‘Good morning PENNSYLVANIA! I’m so excited to see you today and SING for you!!!!!!!’ Gaga tweeted Monday morning, before her arrival in one of Pennsylvania’s bluest population centers. 

The announcement that she would be appearing with Biden was greeted gleefully by the Trump campaign who immediately called her an ‘anti-fracking activist.’ 

The pop star gleefully responded to a Trump campaign statement put out by Communications Director Tim Murtaugh Sunday night.  

‘HEY TIM HEY,’ she wrote. ‘SO HAPPY IM GLAD TO BE LIVING RENT FREE in your HEAD.’ 

She tagged the tweet with the hashtag for Biden-Harris. 

On Saturday, Gaga was criticized when she appeared in a video that appeared to mock ‘rednecks.’

‘Hey, this is Lady Gaga. I’m voting for America, which means I’m voting for Joe Biden,’ she says in the spot. 

The pop star is dressed in camouflage  – but with over-the-knee boots and large sunglasses – and drinks a beer as she leans on a pick-up truck.

Trump, who is concluding his five rallies in Grand Rapids, Michigan – where he ended his 2016 campaign – might find Gaga’s appearance a welcome sign, as he’s – as the New York Times recently put it – very superstitious. 

Lady Gaga also performed on behalf of Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic nominee’s election eve rally.  

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