[Music] Weird Al Yankovic Gets Turned Down By Lady Gaga For “Born This Way” Parody “Perform This Way”

lady gaga4 [Music]  Weird Al Yankovic Gets Turned Down By Lady Gaga For Born This Way Parody Perform This Way

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Musician and comedian [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Weird Al Yankovic[/lastfm] is famous for taking some of the most well known songs in history and making clever parodies out of them including:  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nirvana[/lastfm]’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Jackson[/lastfm]’s “Beat It.”

On his latest album, he dedicated a track to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]’s single “Born This Way,” but the artist and Mother Monster was not having any of it and did not give her permission for him to use it on his album.

However, that didn’t stop him from putting “Perform This Way” on Youtube for everyone else to enjoy.

Was Lady Gaga right to deny Weird Al access to her song even if the proceeds would have gone to the Human Rights Campaign?

Or should she have lightened up, it is a funny parody paying homage to her excellent ability to rise to the top of the music industry?  Let us know in the comments!


One Comment

  1. Louise Hunter (Ludovicaa) says:

    Al even gave her the lyrics up front before he recorded the song, but she insisted she “had to hear it first” so he cut short a vacation and gathered his band and additional musicians and went to the time expense and trouble of recording, using the exact lyric he had already released to her only to have it turned down anyway.
    LOUSY of her. She could have said No at the lyrics stage and no harm done. Al could have found another song and dealt with someone less selfish and thoughtless

  2. Daren Blake (Totally Radical Dude) says:

    I’ve listened to Al since the 80’s and His parody’s have been quite interesting if I do say Myself and Quite funny and for Lady GaGa to turn him down on this parody can I just say Lady GaGa GET OVER YOURSELF….LET AL MAKE LET AL MAKE IT LET AL MAKE IT!!!

  3. Sinisterkid says:

    Funny that she has no problem copying music from Madonna but won’t let some create a parody of “her” music.

    1. Richard says:

      Apparently the fact that she didn’t approve it was news to Lady Gaga herself!


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