The chart-topping singer was seen on Tuesday meeting with soldiers from the National Guard at the US Capitol, where she was rehearsing for her rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner ahead of the ceremony.
Dressed in a long white coat, a matching face covering and a unique hairstyle, Gaga was seen speaking with the soldiers, who all sported traditional camouflage.
As the photos started doing the rounds on social media, many couldn’t help but point out that Gaga’s ensemble put them in mind of an iconic look from film history...
Why does Lady Gaga talking to the Nation Guard give me strong Star Wars energy? pic.twitter.com/H8SdXLHnMD
— Jesse Thee Slade 🥂 (@Jesse_bslade) January 19, 2021
gaga IS leia coming to save the galaxy from the empire pic.twitter.com/1ADQkeFuoy
— kevin (@mrkevinjc) January 19, 2021
Princess Leia addresses the rebel troops before the arrival of the Death Star. https://t.co/Iy6rnqiG5I
— Jessica, Mother of the Gwendal (@logansolsun) January 20, 2021
chromatica: the fempire strikes back pic.twitter.com/efwS9GdjoB
— ßr∞klyn (@bklynightadieu) January 19, 2021
Life imitating art (2021)
Princess Leia Lady Gaga pic.twitter.com/FyAWAIjPrR
— Alert (@GagasAlerts) January 20, 2021
— Asche (@itsasche) January 20, 2021
Lady Gaga is going full Princess Leia, and I am 100% here for it. ❤️
A New Hope, indeed. 💫 https://t.co/kGFx101xju
— Lowell Skywalker (@LowellYoda) January 20, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: Lady Gaga is training the National Guard in the ways of the Force pic.twitter.com/LK8WVvNN9b
— Dumb Gay Kun (@dumbgaykun) January 20, 2021
Meanwhile, other Gaga fans had their own fun with the photos, posting a wave of memes on Twitter…
lady gaga & the chromatica army is here to protect the capitol & joe biden. pic.twitter.com/A5z0r65piS
— richard valentine (@ToughGumBubba) January 19, 2021
not the chromatica national guard😭 pic.twitter.com/10EDGPNd4c
— billy🦋 (@nextlevelbilly) January 19, 2021
not little monsters pretending to be soldiers just to meet gaga... pic.twitter.com/E3P5xsaeJb
— ✨ (@taylorsjuicy) January 20, 2021
Soldiers: Commander, we're ready for your orders.
Princess Gaga: Greetings from Himeros,
God of sexual desire, son of aphrodite,
Lay back, and feast as this audio guides you through new and exciting positions. https://t.co/GXp6Pc3C6O
— Virgo Blade (@tellmeulovememe) January 20, 2021
Gaga alone in the street: pic.twitter.com/sgg7RW9tls
— Aunty Gay✌🏻🌐🐑 (@husseybyname) January 20, 2021
Gaga is one of several high-profile musicians who will make an appearance during Biden’s inauguration, with country star Garth Brooks and singer Jennifer Lopez also set to perform during the ceremony on Wednesday.
She’ll be performing the US national anthem, which she previously gave a stunning rendition of before the Super Bowl in 2016.
During Biden’s presidential campaign, Gaga was one of the former VP’s most high-profile supporters, having previously worked with him on a campaign raising awareness of sexual assault on college campuses.
Donald Trump will not be in attendance on Wednesday, making him the first outgoing president to intentionally skip his successor’s inauguration in more than 150 years.
Vice president Mike Pence is attending in his place, with former presidents Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama also present in Washington.
After the inauguration, there’ll also be a TV special in celebration of Biden’s arrival in the White House, featuring remote performances from stars like Katy Perry, John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.