Lady Gaga and Julian Assange: Random BFF Alert!
Why exactly Lady Gaga swung by the Ecuadorian embassy in London for some QT with embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, only she can say.
All we can say is this is the most random pic ever:
Apparently, Mother Monster was in London for a “personal appearance and tea party” to promote her new perfume Fame. Singer/rapper MIA caught wind of this.
MIA tweeted at Gaga on Sunday night, “if ur at harrods today, come visit Assange at the Ecuador embassy across the st. im there. ill bring TEA and CAKE.”
Fast forward 24 hours and the Lady had posted the above photo.
Who knows what the two of them talked about, or if MIA was actually there. Perhaps they discussed her (indirect) role in bringing WikiLeaks to prominence?
You may recall that famous whistleblower Bradley Manning referenced her in describing how he copied thousands of classified documents from U.S. Army servers.
“I would come in with music on a CD-RW labelled with something like ‘Lady Gaga’ … erase the music … then write a compressed split file,” Manning recalled.
“No one suspected a thing … [I] listened and lip-synched to Lady Gaga’s Telephone while exfiltrating possibly the largest data spillage in American history.”
Hmm. Perhaps this sheds new light on why Lady Gaga vomited on stage in Spain. She’s an enemy of the state and the powers that be are poisoning her!
Since June, the 41-year-old Assange has been inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has since been granted diplomatic asylum.
The British government intends to extradite Assange to Sweden under an arrest warrant for sexual assault once he leaves the embassy.
Assange says he fears that may result in his subsequent extradition to the United States of America to face charges over the leak of the military documents.