Earlier this morning, we reported that[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Lady Gaga [/lastfm]turned down [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Weird Al Yankovic[/lastfm]‘s silly, but hilarious parody of her song “Born This Way,” which he had entitled “Perform This Way.”
We weren’t exactly sure why she had turned it down, because it wasn’t malicious whatsoever. Plus, we always thought Mama Monster was laid-back about those kinds of things. She has to know many people view her as a running joke, right?
Well according to Weird Al, Gaga had actually never heard the parody, loves his song, and is going to approve it for use.
Here’s a letter Weird Al wrote to his fans this afternoon:
After putting my Lady Gaga parody on YouTube this morning – and announcing that it wouldn’t be on my next album because Gaga didn’t approve it – there was a huge outpouring of disappointment from the Internet.
Apparently the fact that she didn’t approve it was news to Lady Gaga herself![pullquote quote="Apparently the fact that she didn't approve it was news to Lady Gaga herself!" credit="Weird Al"]
Gaga’s manager has now admitted that he never forwarded my parody to Gaga – she had no idea at all. Even though we assumed that Gaga herself was the one making the decision (because, well, that’s what we were TOLD), he apparently made the decision completely on his own.
And Gaga loves the song.
I’m thrilled on many levels to hear this, because 1) I truly respect and admire Gaga as an artist and it pained me to think of her as having less than a great sense of humor, and 2) it means I GET TO PUT OUT MY ALBUM!
As promised, all my proceeds from the song (and the MUSIC VIDEO… I can’t wait…) will go to the Human Rights Campaign.
Thank you, Gaga. And thanks to everybody who had my back.
- What do you think? Did Gaga give in when she realized that people were all up in arms about her not approving the song? Did Weird Al trick her into doing the song? Do you even like it? Let us know in the comments!
[Source: Weird Al Yankovic's Blog]