Using pre-recorded performances for the Super Bowl’s halftime shows and national anthem may be a common practice since the 1990’s, but it’s still something Lady Gaga cannot stand. In fact, on Saturday (Feb. 1), she warned fellow singers Jennifer Lopez and Shakira against this Super Bowl tradition as she expressed her well wishes for the duo.

On Feb. 1, Lady Gaga performed at the Meridian at Island Gardens venue in Florida as part of an AT & T TV Super Saturday Night event. After her performance, the “Just Dance” singer offered a short yet meaningful message about the upcoming Super Bowl to Lopez and Shakira, who were set deliver a halftime performance during the Super Bowl LIV.   

“I better hear no lip-syncing tomorrow,” she said. The singer went on to express her love and support for the two singers and her fellow artists. “I love you Miami, I love you, J. Lo, I love you, Shakira. I wish so much love and so much luck to everyone that’s doing the halftime show, to both the teams that are playing each other in the Super Bowl. They’re all champions,” she added.  

In 2017, Lady Gaga headlined the Super Bowl halftime show and created buzz at the Super Bowl when some people suspected her of lip-syncing during her performance in Houston. Her performance was so flawless that many actually wondered whether she was singing or was using pre-recorded vocals during the show. It was only when she released the isolated vocal track from her live performance that she was able to prove she actually did sing live at the event.  

It is no secret to her fans that Lady Gaga is so against lip-syncing. However, it has been a standard tradition for performers of the National Anthem and the Super Bowl halftime to extensively use backing tracks for their performances. In 1991, Whitney Houston delivered one of the most iconic lip-sync performances at the Super Bowl when she sang the National Anthem flawlessly using a dead microphone.

Other singers who previously submitted pre-recorded tracks of the National Anthem at the event were Faith Hill, and Jennifer Hudson.  

lady gaga The actress-singer at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California on Feb. 24, 2019. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images