Thursday, April 21, 2011
Weird Al - Perform This Way
Weird Al wanted to write a song parodying Lady Gaga's latest hit Born This Way, asked for her permission, but was nixed by her people after they demanded that he create a recording of it so they could "hear it." According to Salon, "this was after Al already gave them a copy of the lyrics, which was definitely a dick move on Gaga's people's part: making Weird Al go through the trouble of going to the studio for a song only to pass on it". The latest development is that, faced with fans' disapproval, Lady Gaga finally said yes. The whole fiasco was blamed on the manager.
Weird Al is telling all about it on his blog: http://alyankovic.wordpress.com/the-gaga-saga/. And the update: http://alyankovic.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/gaga-update/