Is Katy Perry taunting Lady Gaga’s green hair & vom during live shows?

Katy Perry

Here’s a photo of Katy Perry and her “happy face” rack in Belfast on Monday night. This was Katy’s opening date on her Prismatic world tour. The costumes are tacky, but that’s typical Katy.

I’ve always considered Katy and Lady Gaga to be two sides of the same coin. Katy pretends to be innocent while singing about her faux-encounters with controversy, and Gaga makes sh-t up to sound more scandalous than she really is. Both of them rely upon artifice to sell their images and concert tickets. The main difference is their audiences. Katy has targeted a very young set of fans and sells tickets with abandon. Gaga has decided to shoot for the more mature crowd, but everyone is completely tired of her “drunk clown” brand of “art”. Part of me feels sorry for Gaga, but the rest of me realizes that Katy is the smart one for acknowledging that she’s a pop-culture dessert. Gaga thinks she has substance. Katy knows better.

Katy just embarked upon her tour. She’s shilled records like crazy, and she’s sold out arenas worldwide. Gaga is not happy. Both she and Katy have done the rainbow-hair routine. I can’t remember how many colors Katy has been though — red, pink, orange, purple, blue — but at least Katy comes by her colors through a bottle of dye. Gaga mostly does wigs. Now that Katy has moved onto slime green hair, Gaga has taken offense with a tweet:

To make matters more dramatic, Katy has started to play this “vom” video during her live shows. Gaga thinks that Katy is copying her own fake-vomit act. Let’s see:

First off, Katy’s “vom” looks like half-baked CGI. Secondly, Katy turned the vom-weirdness into a moment of color-run madness for herself. I haven’t seen Katy live, but I suspect that this imagery is meant as an interlude within Katy’s own production. This video plays while Katy is either taking a breather, changing costumes, or both. Gaga needs to sit down.

Lady Gaga

Katy Perry

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News & WENN

 

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29 Responses to “Is Katy Perry taunting Lady Gaga’s green hair & vom during live shows?”

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  1. blue marie says:

    *snorts* lamest pop feud ever .. wait, is it really a feud when both suck?

  2. Crank says:

    Say what you want about Katy, but she knows her audience and sells concerts. She knows her videos are silly, knows her costumes are tacky, but seems to go along with it and not be so ‘this is art!’ like Gaga.

  3. Kali says:

    Maybe Gaga could use this as inspiration to drop the theatrics and actually get back to the music?

    • Melly says:

      She would have to be self aware and honest with herself, so she’s obviously not going to do that :)

      • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

        Excellent comment and doesn’t that also track with the narcissism of today’s millenials that has been endlessly commented upon in the media and in columns, speeches, lectures, etc. That’s why I predict she will fizzle; she just will not do what Kenny Boy suggests – that would require her to admit she isn’t God’s gift to music.

      • Melly says:

        Gaga doesn’t have “staying” power. People love sideshows but they eventually get bored with it and move on. When you pull crazy stunts to gain media fame you stop concentrating on making quality music. Plenty of people are willing to be the sideshow, thats why there is a revolving door in Hollywood – without a quality product you are easily replaceable (likely with a younger model)

        This goes for Katy Perry too, but I think she’ll survive longer because she knows her place

    • Kenny Boy says:

      Agreed. Gaga is actually pretty talented, and once she backs off from her theatrics and finds a new sound, she’ll be on the upswing again. I think she’d find a lot of success if she went a little more Elton John – more piano, more classic pop vocals, less Eurotrashy dance pop.

  4. Melly says:

    Wow… What dumb girl sh!t….

  5. poppy says:

    why do i get the feeling katy would be doing exactly what miley does (thongs, drug references, a$$ in the air, etc) if katy was 6 years younger and had a younger fan base?
    she’ll do anything for a buck.

    yeah, this is a non-fued.

  6. lucy2 says:

    Can’t they both just go away?

  7. Mrs. Lecter says:

    I get the impression she’s just sticking it to Gaga and I think that’s fine. Gaga likes to think she’s beyond reproach, but I think her latest flop shows her she isn’t and she can’t deal with the reality of the situation.

  8. Jayna says:

    Katy wears a lot of different vibrant colored wigs in the show, not just green. The horse I can get, but the song is called Dark Horse. And Gaga wasn’t the first to come up with a mechanical horse. The vomit wasn’t vomit. It’s just a split second in the video and it turns into something else as far as the look of the interlude it’s in.

  9. aenflex says:

    It’s too bad, because IMO Gaga’s music used to be good. You and I is still one of my favorite songs of the decade so far. I dunno, I used to like her. For me it’s her failure to evolve and lack of true grace that has ruined it for her.
    Katie Perry is a nothing of consequence, again – IMO.

  10. serena says:

    LOL, she’s just jelly.

  11. Lucy says:

    They both need to sit down tbh. Gaga for all the reasons you’ve pointed, and Katy because I don’t know what bothers me more about her: if the fact that she may indeed be dumb, or the fact that she’s playing dumb for the sake of her career. Actually scratch that: What bothers me the most is that I care about it. I can’t help it!

  12. Courtney says:

    It sucks when you copy everyone and then someone comes along and copies you. Poor little rich girls.

  13. Brittney says:

    Yeahhh… the difference is that Katy doesn’t take any of this seriously. And I definitely wouldn’t call that a “vomit” video just because some colors drip out of her mouth for a split second… I’m way more on board with the Color Run comparison.

    With the sheer variety of ridiculous and colorful costumes in Katy’s tours, it’s inevitable that one or two would have SOMETHING in common with a pop star trying so hard to be “avant garde”. Team Katy all the way!

  14. crack fox says:

    Katy mentioned that she was going to dye her hair done green, then Gaga went and got a green wig before Katy could do her thing. So, as usual, Gaga is Xeroxing someone else’s gig.

  15. Gaelic_lou says:

    I saw Katy Perry in Belfast and it was an amazing show. We went because the kids love her. I watched this particular interlude where she gets splattered with paint and didn’t even notice the vom part until afterwards when Gaga pointed it out.

  16. The Original Mia says:

    Aren’t we all making fun of Gaga these days?