I know it’s hard to believe, but not everybody loves Gaga. On the list of haters who’ve failed to accept the pantsless popster into their lives are straight men, jealous girls, Juggalos, hardcore kids, people who hate fun, and now, legendary musical icon Grace Jones. When asked by the Guardian UK to confirm reports Lady Gaga had invited her on what would’ve doubtlessly been a magical musical journey, Grace Jones, never one to mince words, said, “Yes, she did, but I said no. 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 piss me off.”
This makes baby Gaga sad! I can just imagine her face falling as she read this, pounds of makeup unable to conceal the CGI tears welling in the corners of her huge, freaky eyes. There’s a reason Gaga pulls from icons past, it’s because they are awesome. Why does Jones want all traces of her awesomeness to die with her when she could live forever in the form of giant shoulder pads and silver sequins? Does she want to consign us to boring-looking Britney clones forever? Not to mention the fact that a whole generation of youngsters saying “Grace who?” might’ve discovered her via the blonde behemoth. Lord knows Grace is amazing, but I think she’s making a mistake bigger than one of her hats. For the sake of pop music’s future outrageousness, I’d urge her to reconsider.