We were crushed earlier today when the Lady Gaga Weird Al Parody was reportedly shot down by the singer’s people. Why can’t our favorite musician from childhood get along with our favorite musician from adulthood? It’s like if Justin Timberlake got in a fight withÃ¢â‚¬Â¦well, a slightly older Justin Timberlake. However, Dave Itzkoff of the New York Times just tweeted that Gaga approved Weird’ Al’s parody for his upcoming album. “BREAKING! Weird @alyankovic ‘s manager tells me @ladygagaÃ‚Â has now given permission for “Perform This Way” to be included on his album.” See, we knew no one could turn down the accordion-and-lunch-meat-flavored sounds of the master!
Earlier today TMZ reported that Lady Gaga’s rejection of Weird Al’s parody of “Born This Way” was misreported. In fact, the Judas singer hadn’t even heard it. “There must of been a misunderstanding because [Gaga] is in no way trying to block the release of the parody,” their source claimed at the time. “She’s busy touring and hasn’t heard the song yet. Her manager hasn’t had a chance to play it for her yet. “That being said, we can think of at least three reasons Gaga wouldn’t have wanted the spoof blowing up her spot:
- Weird Al is basically poking fun at her outlandish concerts, which Gaga seems to take Extremely. Seriously.
- There is a faint but distinct voice that sings “Express Yourself” during the song. Such an obvious reference to the Gaga/ Madonna comparisons might not fly.
- The song basically ruins every creative outfit Gaga could potentially have worn in the foreseeable future. Covered in bees? What is Weird Al, a mind reader?