Finally, someone famous says what I have been thinking for over a year. Bizarre but badass performance artist Grace Jones recently said she intentionally turned down Lady Gaga’s offer to work together, because she found Gaga’s style a little too referential to her own. She called out Gaga on stealing other artists’ styles, including her own, saying she had no desire to work with her.
Pop icon Grace Jones has sparked a row with Lady Gaga after accusing the Poker Face singer of copying her legendary style.
Jones claims to have snubbed the chance to collaborate with the chart-topping star because she lacks originality.
The 61-year-old ex-supermodel told The UK’s Guardian newspaper: “I’d just prefer to work with someone who is more original and someone who is not copying me, actually.
“I’ve seen some things she’s worn that I’ve worn, and that does kind of p*** me off… I wouldn’t go to see her.”
Jones added: “I really don’t think of her at all. I go about my business. I just don’t play with other acts as a rule.”
Despite the snub, Lady Gaga admits to being inspired by Jones — and has even described the former Bond girl as “Jesus.”
I’ve always thought that Lady Gaga’s so-called “original style” is basically ripping off the clothes, music and image of other artists since day one. While I don’t think her music is the worst out there – that honor goes to the shit-tastic Kesha – I never really got what the big deal is about her. To me, she looks like a knockoff of artists from the 70s like Grace Jones, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Missing Persons’ frontwoman, Dale Bozzio. It’s one thing to be influenced by other artists- but to copy them so blatantly? I don’t blame Grace one bit for being pissed off. Not that Grace has ever had a problem speaking her mind.
Of course, Gaga’s lap dog, Perez Hilton, had to get in the middle of it and diss Grace Jones. He said, “We think there’s nothing sadder than an washed-up diva who has to stay relevant by criticizing someone infinitely more successful than they ever were!” Bitch, please. I’d like to see Gaga sell out out the Hollywood Bowl and perform at Coachella at 61 years old! Neither Perez nor Gaga are fit to carry Ms. Jones’ platforms. I’m Team Grace on this one.