John Mayer Defends Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ On Twitter, Lady Gaga Responds

Bradley Stern | February 20, 2015 6:29 am
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It’s been nearly a year and a half since Lady Gaga released her last foray into pop, ARTPOP, before swinging into the jazzy side of things with Mr. Tony Bennett with Cheek To Cheek, but “Daughters” crooner John Mayer decided now is the time to stand up for Gaga as an artist.

“I know this is going to sound like I’m trying to stir up media, but I have huge respect for Lady Gaga and I wanna tell you why,” Mayer began unprompted last night.

He continued:

She released a record that didn’t get the love she was probably hoping for, which happens to REAL artists. And she’s stood by it. There is no desperate attempt to be as successful as before by any means necessary, no Artpop 2.0 with cynically produced hits. I respect artists who release music they believe in and with a slow steady pulse while doing it, live or die. So yah. fin. Carry on Gaga. I can dig it. Everyone else should, too.

Evidently, enough Little Monsters alerted the “Applause” songstress to the string of tweets, because she responded to the singer-songwriter’s praise directly after her rehearsals for her upcoming Oscars performance.

“Just got out of a great rehearsal! That was really cool @JohnMayer So thoughtful. The respect is mutual,” she wrote back.

What a nice exchange between the two! Perhaps the two can collaborate somewhere down the road?

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