Lady Gaga has paid tribute to a ‘Little Monster’ who committed suicide last week as a result of homophobic bullying.

During her performance last night at the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas, NV, Gaga slowed the pace of her performance to pay tribute to Jamey Rodemeyer.

Rodemeyer was 14-years old when he committed suicide last Sunday following relentless online bullying which has been ongoing for more than a year. Adding to the tragedy Rodemeyer, who was an active YouTube Vlogger, made an ‘It Gets Better’ message of support for victims of homophobic bullying last year.

‘It Gets Better’ was a grassroots movement that resulted in thousands of individuals posting videos supporting the victims of homophobic and other discriminatory bullying. President Obama, Justin Bieber, and Ellen DeGeneres were a few of the celebrities who took part in the movement.

Just before playing a stripped down version of her song about individuality, ‘Hair’, the ‘Born This Way’ singer spoke to the crowd, saying: “We lost a little monster this week, and i wanted to dedicate this song to him tonight.”

Half way through the song, Gaga offered another moving dedication, saying: “Jamey, I know you’re up there looking on us, and you’re not a victim, you’re a lesson to all of us”

Watch the full performance dedicated to Jamey Rodemeyer below: