Lady Gaga offered her British fans a surprise treat when she invited Jay, whom she described as an "incredible friend" and a member of her "family," onstage at her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball show to propose to his boyfriend, Shaun.
Gaga embraced the couple after the proposal, before telling the crowd, "My record label, a long time ago, they told me that my show is 'too gay' and I was 'too gay' or this was 'too gay.'"
Just before launching into a stripped-down version of her hit "Born This Way," she went to note, “I told them, 'Well it’s a great thing that there are gay people all over the world!' Real human beings with real dreams and real stories ... you deserve to love and express your love the same as everybody around the world. I wish you a beautiful love and happy marriage.”
Same-sex couples have previously gotten engaged onstage at Garbage and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis concerts. In 2011, Kylie Minogue invited fan Benjamin McHardy to pop the question to his boyfriend, Scott Goodhill, at her concert in Perth, Australia.