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July 18, 2016 at 03:23 PM EDT

Born This Way

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Lady Gaga
music label
Interscope
genre
Pop

While she’s currently on vacation following a comeback year and work on a new album, Lady Gaga seemingly can’t pull herself away from charitable causes. She performed an emotionally-charged a capella version of her smash song “Born This Way” at a Mexican orphanage over the weekend.

The Oscar-nominated singer, songwriter, and actress stopped by the Casa Hogar home for boys in Cabo San Lucas, belting out a stripped, spirited rendition of the hit single, an empowerment anthem which champions diversity and individuality as it touches on issues of race, sexuality, and self-confidence.

Following the performance, the Grammy winner shared a photo on Instagram, referencing the children at the center — which prepares underprivileged boys for adoption or to reunite with their families — in the caption.

“Already miss the boys at Casa Hogar,” she wrote. “Wore my shwag out on the town. mis amores.”

 

The visit comes on the heels of Gaga’s joint presentation with the Dalai Lama at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in June, where she spoke to the nation’s city leaders about issues of humanity, self-esteem, and striving for peace.

“Caring for others and having compassion, it gives you a sense of purpose, so it helps you to feel less alone and alienated so you know we all belong together,” Gaga said during the event.

“Born This Way,” the lead single from Gaga’s 2011 album of the same name, debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 upon its release, where it remained for six consecutive weeks. It has since been legally downloaded over 4 million times in the U.S. alone. It was also the first single containing the word “transgendered” to reach No. 1 in America.

Watch Gaga’s passionate performance of “Born This Way” in the video above.

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