Amongst the highly-anticipated A Star Is Born premiere, Lady Gaga has paid homage to her gay fans at the Toronto Film Festival, saying she wouldn’t be shit without us:

“I really wouldn’t be here without the gay community, what they have taught me about love and acceptance and bravery,” Gaga told a conference panel at the event.

“I make a joke sometimes, behind every female icon is a gay man,” the ArtPop singer said. Well, sometimes there are a lot of powerful, strong and talented women that just need a little direction, support and push to make them ‘iconic’.

A Star Is Born, which was directed by and stars Bradley Cooper is in cinemas now and has received wide appraisal.

Check out the trailer for the film below: