Having recovered from her onstage vomiting in Barcelona, Lady Gaga paid a visit to Julian Assange in his sanctuary at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London tonight. The two met because...well, it's not exactly clear why they met.
As the Atlantic Wire points out, Gaga had a Twitter interaction with M.I.A. that hinted at the meet up, although there are no reports that MIA actually showed.
@ladygaga if ur at harrods today , come visit Assange at the Ecuador embassy across the st. im there.ill bring TEA and CAKE.
— M.I.A(@MIAuniverse) October 7, 2012
There is also a loose connection between Gaga and alleged Wikileaks source Bradley Manning. In a series of chats with a fellow hacker, Manning said:
I would come in with music on a CD-RW labelled with something like 'Lady Gaga' … erase the music … then write a compressed split file. No one suspected a thing ... [I] listened and lip-synched to Lady Gaga's Telephone while exfiltrating possibly the largest data spillage in American history.
So, maybe that's what they talked about? It's hard to know. The only thing for certain is that Lady Gaga message boards are a dark, strange place.