Since we just can’t get the Grace Jones vs. Lady Gaga feud out of our minds, we decided to throw together all of the 61-year-old icon’s quotes about the “Alejandro” singer from her recent interview with the Guardian to see if this is all just much ado about nothing. (Hint: it’s not.) P.S. It also apparently inspired Gigwise to compile a list of 10 celebs and music stars who’ve dissed Gaga. [Via Prefix] (Strangely, they left out Christina Aguilera.)
Check out Grace’s ungraceful comments regarding pop’s main monster below!
First, Guardian writer Simon Hattenstone asked Jones whether Lady Gaga was one of the “number of artists” who have asked to collaborate with Jones.
“I just don’t play with other acts as a rule,” was her reply, later followed by, “Yes, she did, but I said no. I’d just prefer to work with someone who is more original and someone who is not copying me, actually.”
On what she thinks of Gaga: “I really don’t think of her at all. I go about my business.”
On why she believes Lady Gaga has copied her: “Well, you know, I’ve seen some things she’s worn that I’ve worn, and that does kind of piss me off.”
So, bottom line—is Lady Gaga talented? “I wouldn’t go to see her.”
Meow! Don’t sound too bitter, grace. Maybe someone should tell her Gaga is just paying homage? And by someone, we mean a person wearing a suit of armor and packing a taser gun.
But that all, of course, is mild compared to the classy description Andrew Donahoe of the band Rakes gave for the Lollapalooza headliner: “Lady GaGa is trash and dresses like a prostitute. I think she’s terrible and really ugly. I hate her.”
And where are Rakes now? Sadly, they disbanded last year. Sigh.
Do you think Grace Jones is right to be irked by Lady Gaga wearing similar outfits that she’s worn over the years? Or should Gaga take Grace’s comments with a grain of salt, because, hey—it’s Grace Jones, and she’s opinionated on everything?