President Biden's inaguration ceremony has concluded, and all anyone can talk about is that "Star Spangled Banner" rendition by Lady Gaga...
But, as is always the case with these things, attention has been drawn to a certain pendant worn by the singer during her performance.
And, after much speculation, Gaga has addressed the meaning behind the unusual fashion piece.
Here's the full story...
Now, it's been one hell of a day for our country.
Joe Biden has officially been sworn in as the forty-sixth President of the United States.
However, it's been an undeniably tense build-up.
Most people argue that Biden's win was a fair one: after 4 long days of vote counting - and plenty of recounting - the Democrat was projected as the forty-sixth President of the United States.
Upon the news of his victory, Biden Tweeted this:
America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 7, 2020
The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.
I will keep the faith that you have placed in me. pic.twitter.com/moA9qhmjn8
"America, I'm honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me."
However, people on the other side of the political spectrum weren't ready to accept his victory so readily.
Trump instantly attacked Biden's win with several accusations of electoral fraud - all of which are yet to be proven or backed up with any evidence.
But his efforts were to little avail.
Because, today, Joe Biden was officially sworn in as the forty-sixth President of the United States.
Biden's swearing-in was an emotional moment for many Americans...
Because it undeniably signalled a whole new era for our country.
Biden's first speech as president struck a chord with viewers, too.
The new president gave a lengthy and emotional speech, where he addressed the deeply divided nation on what the next 4 years will hold under his ruling.
He promised to "write an American story of hope", as well as weighing in on the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the issue of racial inequality across the country.
He said this:
"Millions of jobs have been lost. Hundreds of thousands of businesses closed. A cry for racial justice, some 400 years in the making, moves us. The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer. A cry for survival comes from the planet itself, a cry that can't be any more desperate or any more clear now."
He also became the first president in history to condemn white supremacy in his inauguration speech.
"The rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism, that we must confront and we will defeat. To overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of America, requires so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy - unity."
But the moment from his inauguration that everyone is talking about?
Lady Gaga's rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner," of course!
Obviously, her performance was nothing short of amazing...
Did we really expect anything else?
But, of course, the internet has been going crazy over another aspect of her performance...
Now, Gaga is known for always dressing immaculately...
And her inauguration appearance faired no differently.
But, as is always the case with Gaga, people are speculating a hidden meaning behind the look...
Her gold dove pendent, in particular.
Lady Gaga with a HUGE dove pendant on is giving me life— maddie nielsen (@mads_niels) January 20, 2021
amazing as always! what a queen! 👑— Jacqueline Devine (@JackieIsDevine) January 20, 2021
Lady GaGa performing the national anthem amazing! Oh say can you see the size of that bird pendant!— Aidan C-D (@Aidan_110) January 20, 2021
Lady Gaga and this hunger game pendant is sending me 😂#Inauguration— Je-ff (@J_ff1993) January 20, 2021
Lady Gaga did that!!! The pendant is exxxscra as hell!! 😍 #Inauguration2021— BougieBiggety (@carlab73) January 20, 2021
@ladygaga took that fly on Mike Pence’ head and turned it into a gold pendant.— G (@gilbertojr89) January 20, 2021
And the dove carrying the olive branch pendant.. touché bitch 😍🙌🏽 @ladygaga— Rr. (@PinKC0ttNkandi_) January 20, 2021
Well, Gaga has now spoken out about the eye-catching pendant...
And has revealed the meaning behind it.
She shared this photo with her followers shortly after the performance, writing:
A dove carrying an olive branch. May we all make peace with each other. pic.twitter.com/NGbgKM9XiC— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 20, 2021
"A dove carrying an olive branch. May we all make peace with each other."
The singer had also sent a prayer of peace on Tuesday during her rehearsal from the U.S. Capitol.
Taking to Instagram, she had written:
"I pray tomorrow will be a day of peace for all Americans. A day for love, not hatred. A day for acceptance, not fear. A day for dreaming of our future joy as a country. A dream that is non-violent, a dream that provides safety for our souls. Love, from the Capitol."
A vision for a Biden-run America, perhaps?