Bette Midler Creates Beef With Gaga Over Mermaid Act

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Every time we read about another celebrity feud we’re always like, “Really? You’re fighting about that?” The latest drama between Bette Midler and Lady Gaga is no exception. Bette is pissed off Gaga does a mermaid character in concert named Yuyi who rolls onstage in a wheelchair and — shocker! — Midler also does a mermaid in a wheelchair routine. Would now be a good time to pitch this awesome, original movie idea we have about a mermaid in a wheelchair?

Bette tweeted (ugh, of course): “I’m not sure @ladygaga knows that I’ve performed my mermaid in a wheelchair for millions of people — and many of them are still alive…..if you think a mermaid in a wheelchair seems familiar-it’s because it is!You can see it on youtube 24/7-with ME performing it. Ive been doing singing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980-You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker tits-mermaid’s mine”

She then seemed to end the feud — without ever getting a response from Mother Monster — with this tweet: “@ladygaga, let’s drink this over at the Emmys in September. Fabulous mermaids can coexist!”

Yes, they can. In case you want to experience the magic that is Bette in a mermaid outfit, in a wheelchair, singing “New York, New York,” the video below is for you. Enjoy.