- Published on Friday, 24 June 2011 11:17
Lady Gaga, who’s in Japan to promote the country’s MTV Video Music Awards where she’s also set to perform this weekend, burst into tears at a press conference yesterday as she remembered the victims of the tragic earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country back in March.
“I am always so inspired when I come to Japan,” Gaga said as she was wiping away her tears and sipping from a china teacup with the message ‘We Pray for Japan’ printed on it. “Inspired by the spirit, the passion, the love, the absolutely infectious joy of Tokyo.”
In an effort to help the victims of the two catastrophes that hit the country earlier this year, the Born This Way hitmaker donated £1m to the cause and raised a further £500,000 for the Japanese Red Cross through sales of a specially-designed wristband. What’s more, Gaga also encouraged the public to visit Japan, ensuring everyone that the country is perfectly safe, probably referring to the global concern over the nuclear plant incident.
“I can't say enough to people all over the world that the majority of Japan right now and Japan in general is very safe,” she said. “It's fine to come here. It's beautiful. The most important thing, and the best thing, we could do for Japan right now is to boost tourism.”
This year’s Japanese MTV Video Music Awards show has been renamed MTV Video Music Aid Japan and will reportedly help raise funds for the country’s Red Cross. (Photo via Celebrity Mania.com)