Linda Perry Tweets: Lady Gaga Doesn't Deserve Oscar Nomination For Diane Warren Song
January 18, 2016 at 12:37 PM (PT)
It could just be a case of sour grapes for LINDA PERRY, who took to TWITTER to assert that LADY GAGA should not have received an OSCAR nomination for the song "Til It Happens To You," from the documentary "The Hunting Ground," because, based on a demo she heard, the song was completely written by DIANE WARREN.
For WARREN, this is her eighth ACADEMY AWARD nomination in the category without a win.
PERRY, whose song, "Hands Of Love," from the movie "Freeheld," was not nominated, insisted, in a series of tweets, that GAGA did not contribute to the writing of the song, but only performed it, which made her inelibigle for the nomination, according to ACADEMY rules.
PERRY claims to have heard DIANE WARREN's original demo, and only one lyric had been changed. "I love GAGA so much respect and love this song that has nothing to do with anything," she wrote. "Why did GAGA get credit? Maybe because DIANE wanted to ensure her support in promoting the song. GAGA is a very smart business women she knew a song written by DIANE WARREN would be up for an OSCAR. And you know it's hard getting music out there and heard. Especially a song from a documentary, so DIANE knew If she gave GAGA writing credit it would ensure the support this song needed and deserved. And GAGA knows her power. I'm not putting anyone or anything down. I'm stating the truth. I credit DIANE for writing this song, it is her experience her pain her words. That's it kids."
GAGA's fans took offense and directed their ire on TWITTER at PERRY, who responded: "There's no bitterness, I've stated GAGA killed this song so powerful so blown away by her performance."
During a recent hourlong podcast interview, WARREN insisted she'd composed an outline of the song before handing it over to GAGA. One of GAGA's major contributions, according to both women, was taking a somber song and adding an element of triumph. According to GAGA, "It became two women together, standing strong."
WARREN then tweeted MONDAY morning: "The song is the result of a special collaboration between myself and LADY GAGA. As LADY GAGA and I have consistently said."
SAM SMITH and JIMMY NAPES won the award for Best Original Song at the GOLDEN GLOBES with "Writing's On The Wall," from the James Bond movie, "Spectre," while WIZ KHALIFA and CHARLIE PUTH's "See You Again," from "Furious 7," won at last night's CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS.
Or anything down. I'm stating the truth . I credit Diane for writing this song, it is her experience her pain her words. That's it kids.— LINDA PERRY (@RealLindaPerry) January 18, 2016