Lady Gaga Not Gaga for Weird Al’s Parody of ‘Born This Way’
I'll admit it... I like "Weird" Al Yankovic. I think his stuff is hilarious and I own the movie "UHF" on VHS and DVD. To this day if someone says the word "supplies" by itself, there's a good chance that I'll start laughing like an idiot.
I know he's had his difficulties in the past with artists not allowing him to produce his parody songs and so I imagine there's been a ton of stuff that he's made that I haven't had the opportunity to hear.
But there's this thing called YouTube...
Apparently the most recent artist to deny Weird Al and his humor a shot at one of their songs is Lady Gaga. Today, however, he posted up this somewhat cryptic message on Twitter:
The video isn't a full blown production, just the song and the lyrics with a brief explanation that the song was to be the first new single from his new album but "Unfortunately, it did not receive Lady Gaga's approval" and as such would not be appearing on his album.
Fortunately, YouTube is the perfect place to post up a parody song.
At the end of the video, Weird Al goes on to say that any proceeds from the album would have gone to the Human Rights Campaign.
Several minutes after posting up the video, Weird Al had updated his blog with the saga of what had happened with Lady Gaga and the resulting decision from her not to give her blessing for the release of the song. It's worth a read if you're a Weird Al fan and even if you're not, it's still an interesting story.
Maybe Lady Gaga was afraid of someone making fun of her because of the parody? You know, because everyone takes her so seriously...
Check it out: