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This awkward Lady Gaga and Ryan Seacrest interview is making people’s heads hurt

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Lady Gaga at the 2019 Grammy Awards

“Go home, Ryan!”

The 2019 Grammy Awards were a pretty big deal for Lady Gaga. The musician won three prizes, including best pop performance for Joanne and best pop duet for Shallow, from the Oscar-nominated film A Star Is Born.

Holding back tears, the star used her speech to highlight the film’s important message about seeking help for mental health issues.

“I just want to say I’m so proud to be a part of a movie that addresses mental health issues,” she said. “They’re so important. And a lot of artists deal with that and we got to take care of each other. So if you see somebody that’s hurting don’t look away. And if you’re hurting, even if it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and go tell somebody and take them up in your head with you.

“I love you. Thank you so much to the Grammys.”

With all of this in mind, you might expect that the journalists trawling the red carpet for celebrity gossip would be interested in learning more from Lady Gaga. In asking her insightful questions, and in listening to her answers. In giving her a platform.

Instead, the likes of Ryan Seacrest decided to mansplain her achievements at her and then shove a microphone under her face without asking her a single question.

“You’re, like, answer my question, but I’m not asking one,” said a perturbed Gaga.

“We’re out of time, so I have to let you go,” replied Seacrest, without acknowledging his strange interview tactic. “It says toss to break.”

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Turning once more to Gaga, Seacrest added: “Here’s me not asking a question, we’ll be right back.”

The musician, playing up to the moment spectacularly, offered up the most utterly dumbfounded expression of all time. 

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Naturally, viewers watching along at home were similarly confused by the moment, and Twitter was soon flooded with messages of confusion.

“Go home, Ryan!” wrote one.

Another added: “Ryan makes my head hurt.”

Of course, the Grammys were not the only thing on Gaga’s mind: A Star Is Born also won a BAFTA for Best Original Song over in the UK.

Taking to Twitter to celebrate, Gaga wrote: “I can’t believe we just won Best Original Music @BAFTAs . I wish so much I was there but am at the Grammy’s to show them our love as well.

“We made a film about music. This means the world to me. Thank u to all our fans we love u so much, we wouldn’t be here without u #BAFTAs.”

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Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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