Pop singer Lady Gaga dropped by Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" on Wednesday night. While having some fun on the show, she finally set the record straight on being pitted against Christina Aguilera in 2010 and her recent failed duet with Cher.
To promote her new album "Artpop," Lady Gaga sat down with "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen. Among the questions she was asked, one was about her supposed rivalry with Aguilera in 2010. During that time, Christina released her electropop album, “Bionic,” which naysayers and critics were saying copied Gaga's sound. The bad press Aguilera received was considered a factor in the album's underwhelming commercial performance.
Gaga first clarified that she is “a big fan of Christina Aguilera” and that she thought the controversy around the two at the time was “very unfair” to the “Beautiful” singer.
“I just think it's very unfair of anyone to pit another woman against another woman and especially in the space of music, when we are all just trying to be taken seriously as females. Christina is an incredible vocalist and an incredible artist. From me to her, I'm so sorry for anything that anyone ever said to her because of my existance and I hope she never felt any way about it […] I think it's total nonsense the way that [the media does] that,” she said.
Christina appeared to respond to the controversy last month in a letter to fans where she advocated love and not hate in light of a “#JusticeForBionic” campaign, which encouraged fans to buy “Bionic” on the release date of Gaga's “Artpop” album. The Twitter movement was created when celebrity blogger Perez Hilton alleged that Gaga sabotaged the promotion behind Aguilera's 2010 record. Gaga finally cleared the air on that accusation though.
Back to her interview, Gaga also spoke about her failed duet with Cher. As per the “Paparazzi” singer's request, “The Greatest Thing” was cut from Cher's new album. Gaga wrote that song back in 2007 and the two recorded it together, but she later thought the song didn't sound fresh enough to be released.
“We didn't have time to work on it together and I wrote the song a long time ago. To be fair, if I was writing a song for Cher now, I would want to hear her album and I would want to know where she is in her life. I would want to talk to her about where she's going musically. I didn't get to do any of those things so I didn't want to put out something that wasn't up to par with what Cher has done before,” she told Cohen.
Other highlights from Gaga's interview include Miley Cyrus' recent MTV VMA performance (“I just think everyone needs to lighten up and leave her alone”), her stance on twerking (“I think people need to stop putting the letter T in front of the word werk”) and saying Beyonce's too busy for a collaboration at the moment. It was a very fun and lighthearted Gaga spilling the truth tea on “Watch What Happens Live.”
Lady Gaga's “Artpop” album will drop on November 11.
See her full interview on YouTube here (she talks about Cher around the 4:00 minute mark)
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