Lady Gaga says upcoming "One World Together At Home" is NOT a fundraiser

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Lady Gaga is talking about the upcoming special One World: Together at Home, airing April 18th.

Gaga teamed up with Global Citizen and the World Health Organization to curate the two-hour special, which she says will not be a fundraising event.

Gaga chatted with one of the three event hosts,Jimmy Kimmel, on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live. She explained: “The money will actually be raised before the special and we will not ask you for money during the special for a lot of reasons, mostly because we’re very cognizant of the fact that unemployment is rising and also that people are having a very hard time feeding their children. We want everyone to enjoy this show.”

Gaga said she has already raised $35 million by reaching out to corporations and philanthropists and she isn’t finished yet.

Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared in a “surprise” Facetime phone call with Gaga on the show. His appearance was part of a planned announcement: Apple is donating $10 million to the One World: Together at Home event.

The show airs April 18th on CBS, NBC, and ABC, and a multitude of other TV and streaming platforms. It will feature appearances bySesame Street characters,Alanis Morissette,Andrea Bocelli,Billie Eilish,Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day,Chris Martin,David Beckham,Eddie Vedder, Elton John,Idris Elba,John Legend,Kacey Musgraves,Keith Urban,Kerry Washington,Lizzo,Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, among many others.

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