Lady Gaga receives LennonOno Peace Grant

She's the fifth recipient of the big prize

Fri 5 Oct 2012

She's the fifth recipient of the big prize

Lady Gaga is to receive the LennonOno Grant For Peace 2012. The Marry The Night singer is the fifth recipient of the prize, which acknowledges activists who strive to make the world a better place.

Yoko Ono, wife of The Beatles legend John Lennon and founder of the award, said: "Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living artists of our time. She is not only an artist, she is also an activist, using her art to bring better communication to the world. 

"She is being acknowledged for her activism, and how her album Born This Way has widely changed the mental map of the world. And how it has made us deal with the future world, which happens to be here already.”

Joining Lady G will be the late Rachel Corrie whose prize will be given to the Rachel Corrie foundation, Christopher Hitchens, John Perkins and Russian punk band Pussy Riot.

Lady Gaga will accept the award in person and make a charitable donation to the Elton John AIDS Foundation, to support their work combating HIV among disadvantaged youth in America. 

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga has also received flattery in the showbiz world after Madonna asked the singer to join her on stage.

However, Gaga said a polite thanks but no thanks, no doubt because of all of the jibes Madge has given her in the past.

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