Published October 09, 2012
Julian Assange got a very special visit from the Mother Monster herself on Monday.
Lady Gaga dropped in on Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for a spot of tea after promoting her new perfume at Harrods, which sits just down the road from the embassy.
Assange has been living in the embassy since June. If he leaves, the British government has vowed to extradite him to Sweden where he is faces rape allegations.
According to the Huffington Post, Gaga, who was wearing head-to-toe black with a cowboy hat, entered the embassy around 7p.m. and did not exit until after midnight.
The two also shared a meal together before Tweeting out a photo.
Gaga reportedly was inspired to go meet with the Wikileaks founder following a Tweet from label mate M.I.A that read, "if ur at harrods today, come visit Assange at the Ecuador embassy across the st. im there. ill bring TEA and CAKE."
While it may seem like an odd pairing, Gaga and Assange do have a connection.
According to the Atlantic, Bradley Manning used Gaga's music to help him download hundreds of thousands of classified documents from US Army server.
One of Manning's chat logs with Adrian Lamo read:
"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. "
No word on what the two actually discussed, but odds are that Gaga will write a song about it.