From Fernando to Alejandro: the Latinos Behind Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is not one to shy away from controversy (Have you seen her new music video for "Judas"?) but now she's taking on a seriously hot button issue for Latinos: Immigration. With the performance of a new bilingual song called "Americano" on her upcoming album, Gaga jumped head first into the debate surrounding SB 1070, Arizona's archaic immigration law. She premiered the tune for the first time on the Guadalajara, Mexico stop of her Monster Ball tour to the roar of approving fans over the weekend and flat out told the local press that she could not “stand by many of the unjust immigration laws" in the United States.

This is not the first time Lady Gaga has stood up for Latinos—from fashion designers to bloggers, some of her nearest and dearest are Hispanic so we can understand why she felt the need to speak her mind.

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