The Truth About How Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Halftime Jump Was Pulled Off

Nope, she didn't *actually* jump from the roof.

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If you watched Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime performance (opens in new tab) (LOL, if—more like when), you probably noticed that she flung herself off a building and landed in the middle of the stadium. But there's more to this "perfect illusion" than meets the eye (haha, sorry).

Turns out Gaga did not jump 260 feet off the stadium edge—instead, the jump was recorded in advance. TMZ (opens in new tab) reports that cameras simply started filming Gaga when she was already suspended over the middle of the stadium. Which makes so much more sense than one of the country's leading icons casually plunging off a roof in the name of performance art.

Speaking of, watch Gaga's full show below:

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.