Linda Perry apologises for ‘bogus’ comment on Gaga

Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Singer Linda Perry has apologised for saying that singer Lady Gaga’s Oscar nomination for the song “Til it happens to you” from the documentary “The Hunting Ground”, is bogus.

Perry made the accusation via a series of Twitter posts on early Monday morning. But now Perry has clarified everything, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

“My sincere apologies. I made a mistake to comment. I wasn’t in the room when the #TIHTY was being written. More importantly, I wish the focus to remain on the great importance of the song and the message of the film,” she wrote.

In her tweets, Perry, whose song “Hands of love”, from the film “Freeheld”, was not nominated for the upcoming 88th Academy Awards last week, indirectly said that Gaga did not contribute to the writing of “Til it happens to you”, but only performed it. That means, Gaga should not have been eligible for the Oscar, according to Academy rules.

Her tweets read: “I have Diane’s original demo with her singing. The only line that has been changed (is) ‘Till you’re at the end, the end of your rope’ originally was ‘Til you got a hole ripped in your soul.’

“So I guess technically one line was changed so sure Gaga possibly ‘rewrote’ a line. But chances are Diane still took part in rewriting that line which means Gaga contributed a few words. Is that writing. Not in my book.”

She continued: “I love Gaga so much respect and love this song that has nothing to do with anything. 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.

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