CMU Beef Of The Week #15: Grace Jones v Lady Gaga
By Andy Malt | Published on Saturday 24 April 2010
Lady Gaga is known for outlandish outfits, off kilter pop songs and eccentric style. Who does that remind you of? Grace Jones? No! Not if Grace Jones has anything to do with it.
Queen of the beef, Jones, of course, famously hit talkshow host Russell Harty for turning his back on her. Lady Gaga’s biggest talkshow achievement, on the other hand, is for boring everyone silly on ‘Friday Night With Jonathan Ross’ twice – both by talking and not talking. But it’s not Gaga’s lack of conversational skills that irks Jones so much that she has point blank refused all requests to collaborate with the ‘Bad Romance’ singer.
Asked by The Guardian what she thinks of Lady Gaga, Jones simply replied: “I really don’t think of her at all. I go about my business”.
Which is a brilliant line on its own, but there’s more. Turns out Jones has given her some thought, and has come to the conclusion that Gaga’s simply trying to travel on her coat tails. Or maybe in her coat. She continued: “I’ve seen some things she’s worn that I’ve worn, and that does kind of piss me off. I wouldn’t go to see her [perform]. She did [ask to work with me], but I said no. I’d just prefer to work with someone who is more original and someone who is not copying me, actually”.