Lady Gaga And Jessie J Lead Prayers For US Victims As Hurricane Sandy Hits East Coast

30 October 2012, 09:53 | Updated: 30 October 2012, 10:55

The music world has been offering their thoughts to all those affected by the storms which have impacted America.

Lady Gaga is among the stars from the music world who have been paying tribute to those currently affected by Hurricane Sandy, which is sweeping across the east coast of America.

The 'Marry The Night' singer was born and raised in New York, one of the worst affected areas, and took to Twitter to reveal her "sadness" as she watched the images in the media.

"i know its gonna be ok, but that water flooding downtown while my friends are sitting in the dark is making me sad. i love you new york," she tweeted, adding how much she was missing her family: "#SandyNeedsToSitDown miss you mom, dad, natali and all my friends. :( i wanna be there in the rain with you."

She also paid tribute to the will and strength of the city, as pictures emerged of citizens braving the elements in terrifying conditions.

"its such a testament to New York that none of my friends or family members have left. not even my blind grandma in N," she added. "i'm gonna say my prayers and go to sleep. Thinking of you all."

Jessie J was equally vocal on her social networking account as she wrote: "J - My prayers and thoughts are with everyone affected by the hurricane Sandy. Hope it stops soon x simply added: "#PRAYforNEWyork #PRAYforNEWjersey."

Nicki Minaj, who has been in the UK on tour, said she was praying for all concerned.

"Can't stop worrying about the storm on the East coast... =( Chkn on mommy every 5 seconds... praying for my family & friends and ALL OF YOU," she said. 

Public transport and the Stock Markets were closed in the City, however, the storm has now been downgraded from a category one hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone.

US President Obama has been seen speaking about the "major disaster" which now exists in New York state after the hurricane hit.

He has gathered support from across the world of music in the run-up to next month's election including Lady Gaga who continues to show her allegiance to the US leader in posts on her Twitter account.