Lady GaGa: It's Inappropriate to Ask Fans for Donations Amid Covid-19 Crisis at Upcoming Concert
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The Mother Monster clarifies that her 'One World: Together at Home' concert will not be a fundraising event because she feels it's ill-timed to ask fans for money amid the pandemic.

AceShowbiz - Lady GaGa's upcoming "One World: Together at Home" concert will not be a fundraising event, as she felt it was inappropriate to ask fans for donations amid the coronavirus crisis.

The Oscar winner will serve as curator for the show, staged in partnership with officials from Global Citizen and the World Health Organisation on April 18, 2020.

However, while the "Stupid Love" singer has already helped raise $35 million to fight the deadly illness over the past week, by reaching out to corporations and philanthropists, the "One World" event isn't being held to add to the fund.

Speaking with U.S. late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel, who will present the show along with Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, on Monday, April 6, 2020, GaGa explained, "The money will actually be raised before the special and we will not ask you for money during the special for a lot of reasons, mostly because we're very cognisant of the fact that unemployment is rising and also that people are having a very hard time feeding their children."

She clarified, "We want everyone to enjoy this show."

During the segment, GaGa also called Apple CEO Tim Cook about a donation for the event, and managed to solicit a further $10 million pledge from the tech mogul.

The two-hour "One World" show, which will air live from each of the stars' homes, will celebrate community healthcare workers and feature appearances from acts including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Chris Martin, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, and Keith Urban.

The digital gathering, which will air on America's NBC, ABC, and CBS networks simultaneously, will also offer educational insights into the pandemic by featuring interviews with health experts.

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