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Lady Gaga needs to get a thicker skin. She doesn’t want Weird Al Yankovic to do a parody of her Madonna like song, “Born this Way.” Check our video player below. You can hear Weird Al do his “Perform This Way”–it’s a hoot, just like most Weird Al send ups. But on Weird Al’s blog–via The Drudge Report–Yankovic tells the story of what’s going on. The short story is this: the former Stephani Germanotta will not allow Weird Al to use his version of “Born this Way” on his new album. According to him, when he requested permission, she responded by saying she had to hear it and approve it. Imagine–if Michael Jackson had done this, we’d never have heard the classic “Eat It.” Al writes: “My parodies have always fallen under what the courts call “fair use,” and this one was no different, legally allowing me to record and release it without permission. But it has always been my personal policy to get the consent of the original artist before including my parodies on any album, so of course I will respect Gaga’s wishes. However, given the circumstances, I have no problem with allowing people to hear it online, because I also have a personal policy not to completely waste my stinking time.”

Check out the whole story at http://alyankovic.wordpress.com/the-gaga-saga/

2 replies to this post
  1. Comon Lady Gaga!! Don’t take yourself so seriously…if Michael Jackson let him do “Eat it”..Why can’t you let him do with ONE of your many creations?..

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