• Actress/singer Cher performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images via Ethan Miller)Source: Getty Images via Ethan Miller
The internet is screaming yaasss but Mardi Gras has called it fake news... for now.
Mathew Whitehead

28 Dec 2017 - 10:45 AM  UPDATED 28 Dec 2017 - 10:51 AM

Calling all 'Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves', if we're to 'Believe' a report from the Sydney Morning Herald from Wednesday, it looks like actual icon Cher may be headlining the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras next year.

The legendary singer may have dropped a hint via her truly entertaining Twitter feed, but then again knowing Cher's Tweets she could have also just lost her car in a parking lot.

Was it a hint to her arriving down under next year to celebrate Mardi Gras' 40th anniversary? Or was it just a vague sense of nihilism that struck her in the early hours of the morning?

This fundraiser is bringing 78ers back together for Mardi Gras
“Those of us that can will keep marching in every parade, but we know for a lot of people, they’ll have to make a very special effort to be there.”
78er Julie McCrossin on how LGBTQ+ youth can make change today
Broadcaster Julie McCrossin is a well-known face in Australia, but she's also one of the original 78ers who fought for LGBTQIA+ rights at the protest that became our annual Mardi Gras. Here, she tells Chloe Sargeant about zeitgeist that created change in '78, and how young queer people can make change still today.

Well the SMH also outlines a few other factors like a since removed KIIS FM article that, thanks to a sneaky Google cache, seemed to hint the deal was done and dusted, though SMH reports it may still be in the works. 

Still, despite the news not being 100% confirmed, there has obviously been a lot of excitement. 

Even Tina Arena, who last performed at the party in 2014, chimed in earlier this month letting Cher know how keen Australia was to see her join the many celebs who had performed including Cyndi Lauper, George Michael, RuPaul and Kylie Minogue.

We may be getting a little ahead of ourselves as the official Mardi Gras Twitter account posted a message on Thursday morning calling the announcement "fake news".

Only time will tell but if the Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again star misses out on what will be the first Mardi Gras since the legislation of marriage equality this month, the 71-year-old really will be wishing she could turn back time.

This couple will be getting married on a Mardi Gras float next year
James 'Breko' Brechney and his partner Stu Henshall will be getting married on a float at next year's 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Sydney NYE fireworks will turn rainbow to celebrate same-sex marriage ruling
Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks will be spectacularly fabulous this year, celebrating the legalisation of same-sex marriage and the upcoming 40th anniversary of Mardi Gras.
Sydney Mardi Gras float applications hit all time high
Next year’s 40th anniversary is shaping up to be the biggest celebration yet.