Nile Rodgers Defends Lady Gaga’s David Bowie Grammys Tribute

Carl Williott | February 17, 2016 11:30 am

Based on real-time Twitter reactions, opinions were pretty much split over Lady Gaga‘s David Bowie tribute at the Grammys on Monday (February 15). Some saw it as a staggering display of Gaga’s talent and versatility, and by extension, Bowie’s. Others thought it was crammed with too many small bits of songs to really showcase Bowie’s material. Bowie’s son, for one, didn’t enjoy it, calling the medley “irrational” and “mentally confused.”

But now Bowie’s friend and collaborator Nile Rodgers, who performed alongside Gaga and served as the musical director for the tribute, has defended the performance. After receiving several messages on Twitter regarding their Grammys gig, he stated, “We did what we thought and still think was right in our short time slot.” And he maintains that Bowie himself would’ve been proud of the tribute.

Check out his responses in defense of the medley below.

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