Lady Gaga pledges $1.2 million to hometown Sandy relief
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Pop diva Lady Gaga, currently on tour in South America, pledged US$1 million (S$1.2 million) to the American Red Cross on Wednesday for victims of superstorm Sandy in her hometown New York.
"If it wasn't for NYC: the Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today," she wrote on her Littlemonsters.com website.
"Thank you for helping me build my spirit," she told the metropolis where she was born and raised. "I will now help you rebuild yours," she added.
Gaga, 26, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, said she was making the pledge on behalf of herself, her parents and sister.