Here’s What Lady Gaga, Meghan McCain, and 10 Other Celebrities Are Tweeting About the Inauguration
It’s Inauguration Day in the U.S. on Jan. 20, 2021 – and celebrities have taken to Twitter to say something about it. Here’s what Lady Gaga and 11 other celebrities are tweeting about the newly sworn-in President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as the outgoing President Donald Trump.
Lady Gaga, who actively campaigned for President Biden in 2020, sang the national anthem during the swearing-in inauguration ceremony. Before she took to the stage for her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” she called for peace on Twitter amid a time of transition for the country.
“Singing our National Anthem for the American People is my honor,” she wrote. “I will sing during a ceremony, a transition, a moment of change—between POTUS 45 and 46.”
In a second tweet, the pop star added, “For me, this has great meaning. My intention is to acknowledge our past, be healing for our present, and passionate for a future where we work together lovingly. I will sing to the hearts of all people who live on this land. Respectfully and kindly, Lady Gaga.”
Jennifer Lopez will perform at the inauguration ceremony. Both she and her husband-to-be, Alex Rodriguez, actively supported President Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, who has a doctorate in education, during their campaign.
The day before her performance, she took selfies with U.S. military servicemembers and tweeted about what an “honor” it would be to sing at the ceremony.
Justin Timberlake will sing an original song, “Better Days,” which he co-wrote with Ant Clemons, as part of the “Celebrating America” special after the inauguration ceremony. The special airs at 8:30 p.m. EST on all major primetime networks.
On Jan. 13, Timberlake announced his upcoming performance, writing: “A few months ago @AntClemons and I wrote BETTER DAYS. This song was our way of doing what little we could to encourage everyone to stay hopeful and to keep working towards a better future. I’m honored to announce we’ll be performing it for the Inauguration.”
Oprah Winfrey tweeted throughout Inauguration Day, writing that she was “in tears watching this extraordinary moment for women in the U.S. and the world” as Vice President Harris was sworn in. She also congratulated 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman, who was the youngest poet in U.S. history to read at a presidential inauguration.
“Maya Angelou is cheering – and so am I,” Winfrey wrote.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt voiced a simple celebration of the incoming administration, tweeting poignantly, “A new beginning never felt so good.”
Chloe x Halle
Chloe x Halle, a musical duo including sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey, seemed overjoyed about Inauguration Day. They shared a message of optimism about the future, writing, “God bless America! this feels like a new day filled with hope x love. look what WE did guys, we came together and used our voices. it’s only the beginning but it’s a step in the right direction.”
Chrissy Teigen, whose husband John Legend is slated to perform at the “Celebrating America” special, live-tweeted the inauguration proceedings from her hotel window – as she had to wait for the results of her COVID-19 test before she could attend.
Of course, she couldn’t help but ask President Biden for a follow-back, as former President Trump had her blocked for all four years of his presidency.
Iconic horror author Stephen King threw in his two cents – and a promise. The writer has tweeted about President Trump prolifically since 2016, but he assured readers that he was now “pretty much done tweeting about Donald Trump.”
Meghan McCain, the conservative co-host of The View on ABC, tweeted about the importance of bipartisanship and coming together as a nation during difficult times. She urged the upcoming administration to “work in good faith with [her] side” for the next four years.
Mark Ruffalo, who is frequently known for sharing his political views on social media, shared a message of hope and healing on Inauguration Day. “We are going to be okay,” he wrote.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith shared a similar message of hope for the future, arguing that – although there was still “much to be done” – she believed that “in America…anything is possible.”
True to form, Mariah Carey kept her Inauguration Day message short, sassy, and straightforward.
Many fans interpreted her “GTFO” GIF as a direct message to the outgoing administration.