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Lady Gaga rejoices as West Hollywood kicks off Pride month by honoring Born This Way

Lady Gaga rejoices as West Hollywood kicks off Pride month by honoring Born This Way on its 10th anniversary

Lady Gaga’s iconic track Born This Way was honored by city of West Hollywood Sunday on its 10th anniversary.

The city declared the occasion as a new street painting on Robertson Blvd. read Born This Way in Pride colors, with plans on presenting the superstar songstress with a key to the city.

West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath said in a statement, ‘Thank you for encouraging us to love ourselves and be proud!’

The city declared the occasion as a new street painting on Robertson Blvd. read Born This Way in Pride colors, with plans on presenting the superstar songstress with a key to the city

The latest: Lady Gaga’s iconic track Born This Way was honored by city of West Hollywood Sunday on its 10th anniversary

The unveiling of the street art was in conjunction with the beginning of Pride season and the city’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. The celebration spans from Harvey Milk Day on May 22 until the final day of June.

The 35-year-old musical artist’s 2011 release sold more than 5.2 million albums, has been streamed 5.8 billion times and sold more than 31 million digital tracks.

Haus of Gaga fashion director Nicola Formichetti spoke Sunday with Vogue about the cultural impact the top-selling album had, and how Gaga redefined the way musical artists use social media.

‘She started communicating with her fans and getting to know their problems,’ Formichetti told the outlet. ‘She was the first pop star to build this kind of relationship through social media. I remember her saying, “We need to do more. We need to create music and messages that are much deeper.”

The unveiling of the street art was in conjunction with the beginning of Pride season and the city's One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival

The unveiling of the street art was in conjunction with the beginning of Pride season and the city’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival

The crosswalk was painted with colors in conjunction with pride

The crosswalk was painted with colors in conjunction with pride 

Musical milestone: The 35-year-old musical artist's 2011 release sold more than 5.2 million albums, has been streamed 5.8 billion times and sold more than 31 million digital tracks

Musical milestone: The 35-year-old musical artist’s 2011 release sold more than 5.2 million albums, has been streamed 5.8 billion times and sold more than 31 million digital tracks

She continued: ‘Gay rights, gender equality, racial equality were all being talked about and fought for during that time, and they still are now.’

Formichetti said that with the album, the songstress, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, ‘wanted to create a celebration of equality, one that would resonate with the listeners.’

Formichetti said that while the album’s title track as ‘an incredibly powerful song … it could be seen as cheesy because it’s so celebratory and not trying to be cool.

‘At the time, it all felt so new and strange. When we were discussing the looks, we didn’t have one specific concept in mind, but we wanted to show multiple versions of Gaga, all different but given equal importance.’

Gaga recently returned to the U.S. after a two-month stint in Rome where she was on location filming the upcoming movie House Of Gucci, in which she plays Patrizia Reggiani.

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