The Difference

Lady Gaga’s Marilyn Monroe moment

The Difference

(Photo by Stephanie Cabral/Yahoo!)

(Photo by Stephanie Cabral/Yahoo!)

Lady Gaga performed at "A Decade of Difference" concert and channeled her best Marilyn Monroe. Appearing onstage atop a tree house, the superstar rocked the tousled trademark blonde hair, red lips, and oversized glasses of the movie star.

Sitting at the piano in a tan gown, she purred "Happy Birthday" to President Clinton, who is celebrating his 65th, before she belted out "Born This Way." In her tribute to the actress, who sang for President Kennedy, she told the audience, "I am having my first Marilyn moment -- I always wanted to have one. And I was hoping that it didn't involve an accident with some pills and a strand of pearls, so here we are."

[ Photos: Gaga's crowd-pleasing performance ]

But he was warned: Bill Clinton admitted that when he invited Lady Gaga, she told him her idea. The president, who had a quadruple bypass in 2004, joked, "I got nervous when Gaga said she was planning to have a Marilyn moment. I thought 'I get Lady Gaga and I will have a heart attack celebrating my 65th birthday.'"

Instead of a Marilyn moment, what fans got was pure Gaga. The megastar changed the words of "Bad Romance" to "Bill Romance." To the surprise of the president, his wife, and his daughter, the singer proceeded to strip off her dress to reveal a tan body suit underneath -- and serenade the president, who was sitting just a few feet away from the dance diva. But the Lady won over the former First Family, who were caught up in the performance, dancing to the beat.

[ Video: Watch the concert in its entirety ]

Before the end of her set, Lady Gaga had one last trick up her sleeve. The quick-change artist added one last shocker: a jacket that made her look topless. As Lady Gaga made it clear, nobody can top that.

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