Linda Perry: Lady Gaga Doesn’t Deserve A Songwriting Credit For “Til It Happens To You”

Christina Lee | January 18, 2016 11:58 am

UPDATE #2: Following Diane Warren’s response, Linda Perry has deleted her tweets questioning Gaga’s role in writing the song and offered some apology tweets in exchange:

UPDATE: Diane Warren appears to have responded to Linda Perry’s statements on Lady Gaga’s involvement in The Hunting Ground‘s “Til It Happens to You”: “The song is the result of a special collaboration between myself and Lady Gaga.” See Diane’s tweets, then the original post below.

Does Lady Gaga deserve credit for writing “Til It Happens to You?”

This is the question that Linda Perry posed to Twitter last night (January 17), less than a week after Gaga and Diane Warren received an Oscar nomination for their theme for The Hunting Ground. “I love Gaga so much respect and love this song that has nothing to do with anything,” Linda says. “Why did Gaga get credit?”

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Linda also claims that only the song’s final line had been changed since Lady Gaga recorded the track, from “Til you got a hole ripped in your soul” to “Til you’re at the end, the end of your rope” — that, and another artist was originally going to sing the song. She also theorizes why Mother Monster and Diane Warren would do such a thing — read below.

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