Wednesday, April 20, 2011

UPDATED: Lady Gaga blocks Weird Al parody

UPDATE of the UPDATE: Weird Al has taken to his blog to confirm that Lady Gaga has approved the song for release.  Allegedly her manager was the one to not approve the song and it was never presented to her.  (Personally...well, you know.)  

Read what happened and the result.  Just be sure to come back here too.

UPDATE: TMZ is reporting that Gaga (it sounds silly to even write that name) has said she didn't reject the song and is a big Weird Al fan.  It's not like she has a habit of lying. (See our earlier post.)

Now, via Twitter, NPR Music Editor Stephen Thompson has said that he talked to Al and was informed that she has now approved the song.

Whatever did happen, the song will now be on the album.  Let this be a lesson Little Monsters, don't tick off Weird Al fans.  We were also born this way.  (See what I did there!)

Those that follow me on Twitter, and know me, know that I am not a Lady Gaga fan.  She's an okay pop singer with a contrived artistry that is supposed to make people believe we just don't understand the genius she is.  I could fill an entire book about this, but that's not what this story is about.  In a recent interview with NME Magazine (Here) she discusses how God sent her the lyrics to 'Born This Way'.  Also, the song in no way was an homage to Madonna's 'Express Yourself', and anyone who thinks that is "retarded".  Which is interesting since on The Tonight Show she claimed that Madonna gave her blessing to the song. (Madonna's rep then said this never happened.)        

Now today we find out that Gaga has blocked Weird Al Yankovic from releasing a parody of 'Born This Way', called 'Perform This Way'.  Al took to his blog today to announce the song and tell the story of why it will not be on his upcoming album.  

I was really hoping that this blog entry would be all about me announcing the release date of my new album.
Sadly, it’s not.
In a metaphorical nutshell, here’s what happened.
I wrote and recorded what I thought was going to be the first single off of my new album: a parody of “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga called “Perform This Way.” But after hearing it, Lady Gaga decided not to give me permission to release the song, so… it won’t be coming out commercially anytime in the near future. Sorry.
You can read the full story of what happened on Weird Al's blog.

But this doesn't mean that you can't hear the song.  As a matter of fact:

This will be available for free MP3 download on his site:

One of the sad things about this being blocked is that the proceeds from the Weird Al single were going to be donated to the Human Rights Campaign.  With no explanation why she was saying no, the single was blocked.  But from her recent interview we can see that she (appears) to believe that her song is from a higher power.

We did reach out to God for a comment and have yet to hear back.

Weird Al is encouraging people to still donate to the Human Rights Campaign.

What say you?

POPped this way
Jungle Jesse

1 comment:

  1. personally, i think this parody is freaking brilliant. arguably one of Al's finest. Gaga has lost her ga-gadamn sense of humor. maybe it was stolen thru her vagina while she was sleeping -they left her "creativity" keep being an awesome comedian Al!!