Lady Gaga

Simon Earl / Splash News

Lady Gaga has kept her promise to one of her little Monsters who committed suicide after being tormented by years of bullying.

The "Born This Way" singer and sometime political activist is paying a visit to the White House today to confer with top administration officials about an anti-bullying campaign she's putting her star power behind.

So did Gaga meet President Obama?

Alas no, the commander-in-chief wasn't there to greet her, as he was in Kansas this afternoon giving a speech on the economy.

But Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, did supposedly sit down in the West Wing with Obama presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett and staff members from the Office of Public Engagement "to talk about the important issue of bullying" and ways to curb it, as one senior official told CBS News.

By doing so, the 25-year-old pop superstar made good on a vow to meet with Obama (well, his staff at least) on behalf of 14-year-old fan Jamey Rodemeyer, who was subjected to years of taunting about his sexuality before taking his own life in September.

"I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it. Trend it #MakeALawForJamey," Gaga tweeted after hearing the tragic news of the New York teen's death, adding that bullying should be "illegal" and a "hate crime."

The entertainer also linked to Rodemeyer's own "It Gets Better" YouTube video, in which he talked about being made fun of and how much he looked up to Gaga.

She has since set up the Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit aiming to empower youth in the face of bullying and abandonment and inspire bravery and acceptance and a world where individuality is encouraged.

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share