Lady Gaga debuts new song, 'You and I,' on the 'Today' show
Lady Gaga loves her little monsters.
After tweeting a promise Thursday of pizza, water and "a suprise
2moro!" to her fans camped out at New York's Rockefeller Center, the singer delivered on that surprise Friday, performing the new tune "You and I" in front of a crowd estimated at more than 18,000.
Lady Gaga's half-hour live "Today" show performance -- which started in the heat and continued through the rain -- opened with the Gershwin classic "Someone to Watch Over Me" and included "Bad Romance," "Alejandro" and the new song, embedded below.
(The tune starts around the 2:30 mark in the video, for those of you on a time budget.)
Quizzed by host Meredith Viera, Gaga said yes, there are down sides to fame, but added that, "the kind of fame that I cherish is the relationship that I have with my fans, which is so pure and so wonderful....
The singer, who last week became the first living person to hit 10 million followers on Facebook as measured by number of followers, wraps her Madison Square Garden concerts Friday night, then moves on to play cities including Toronto, Cleveland and more.
She's scheduled to hit Los Angeles' Staples Center on Aug. 11 and 12.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Lady Gaga performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Lucas Jackson / Reuters
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