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Lady Gaga's "Stupid Love" Interrupts Coronavirus Press Conference

Talk about “freak out"

Other than the fact that both are very catchy and have gone completely viral since their debut, it stands to be said that “Stupid Love," the lead single from Lady Gaga's upcoming sixth album Chromatica, and coronavirus, the widespread flu-like illness that has resulted in more than 3,000 deaths globally, don't have much in common. But all that changed a few days ago when "Stupid Love," a song nobodyheard before it was officially released with its iPhone-shot music video last week, interrupted an important press conference in Italy about the safety concerns surrounding coronavirus.

In a short clip, which has since gone viral on Twitter, a group of serious-looking Italian officials sit at a long table while one man talks extensively about...well, the coronavirus, I would assume. (I don't know. I don't speak Italian, and I can't even if you would like.) Everything seems perfectly formal and professional until those familiar opening chords from “Stupid Love" begin to spontaneously blast from a pair of phone speakers. At first, it's clear that everyone is quite confused, but after taking some time to realize what it is (a certified bop), the officials share a somewhat nervous laugh.

As to how exactly this happened, I guess we'll never know. Had someone already set the days-old single as their ringtone and forgot to turn the ringer off before the conference? Was it set as an alarm? Or maybe the spirit of Godga just took a hold? Whatever the reason may be, one thing is for sure: No matter where you go — or how scared you may get about the possibility of death-by-coronavirus — you can be assured that Lady Gaga will always be only one step away, ready to freak out and get down at a moment's notice

Check out the hilarious clip below.