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Watch Lady Gaga's David Bowie tribute at Grammys - 'I don't know who I'd be without him'

Published 16/02/2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Lady Gaga performs a tribute to the late David Bowie onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Lady Gaga performs a tribute to the late David Bowie onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
Lady Gaga performs a tribute to David Bowie at the 58th annual Grammy Awards on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Lady Gaga performs onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Lady Gaga performs onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECK / AFP / ROBYN BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Nile Rodgers, left, and Lady Gaga perform a tribute to David Bowie at the 58th annual Grammy Awards on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
TOPSHOT - Singer Lady Gaga arrives on the red carpet during the 58th Annual Grammy Music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ Valerie MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Lady Gaga performs a tribute to David Bowie at the 58th annual Grammy Awards on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Singer Lady Gaga performs a tribute to the late David Bowie onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

Lady Gaga has labelled her Grammy Award tribute to David Bowie the most difficult thing she has ever done.

The 29-year-old singer got a standing ovation from the star-studded audience at Los Angeles' Staples Center after her incredible performances of some of the late singer's most famous tracks such as Space Oddity, Heroes and Let's Dance.

Dressed as Bowie's alter ego Ziggy Stardust, Gaga's set was peppered with special effects and props which made it even more visually stunning.

Living up to expectations was something Gaga was somewhat nervous about though, because Bowie, who died last month following a secret battle with cancer, was such a huge inspiration to her both personally and professionally.

"When I was 19 years old... I started to live my life like him," she told The Associated Press prior to the performance. "I began to consume art and fashion and art history and a combination of those things, performance technique... and I only hung out with people that were artists and that was the way that he was and I learned that from him.

"What I'm trying to say is there's people that love David Bowie, and then there's David Bowie fans, and there's Bowie kids, who live like him ...and I can't express to you, I don't know who I'd be if I didn't have (him as) a figure in my life. I don't know what my identity would be."

In order to further honour Bowie, Gaga decided to get a tattoo of the singer's likeness. While the inking is anything but understated, Gaga said it's something she has been considering for a while, and the Grammy Awards was the perfect opportunity to go under the needle.

"I've been wanting to get one for a long time," she explained. "I was thinking about how there's a lot of my fans that have Lady Gaga tattoos, some of them are really covered, and I always thought it was so badass the way that they were so committed to my music.

"I have a lot of ink already on my body, different sort of artistic prayers and thoughts and things that mean something to me, but I always wanted to get a tattoo of somebody that changed my life. And he really did."

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