Lady Gaga Went Makeup-Free for Her Oscars Performance Because She Wanted It to Be Raw

95th Academy Awards Show
Lady Gaga performs the song "Hold My Hand" from "Top Gun: Maverick" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Chattanooga, Tennessee—(Wise Brother)

Lady Gaga went makeup-free in a T-shirt and ripped jeans for her Oscar performance of “Hold My Hand” because she wanted it to be raw.

She originally turned down the show because she’s filming the new “Joker” movie, but obviously, she figured out how to fit it into her schedule.

An Oscar producer says Gaga wanted the performance to show off the real her . . .quote, “With a voice like that, you don’t need much more than that.”

Another executive said, quote, “She was really appropriate about the fact that this is a meaningful song to her and she wanted to really strip it down and do it not as an ‘Oscar performance,’ but as her.”