Linda Perry slams Lady Gaga's Oscar nod
Linda Perry doesn't think Lady Gaga deserves her Oscar nomination.
The 50-year-old songwriter believes only Diane Warren should be given credit for 'Til It Happens To You' - which is up for Best Orifinal Song at next month's Academy Awards - because she doesn't think the 'Poker Face' hitmaker wrote more than just a single line.
She tweeted: "Normally I wouldn't respond to all this but I don't know Im feeling spunky. There was another artist that originally was gonna sing #TIHTY.
"I have Diane's original demo with her singing. The only line that has been changed "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.(sic)"
But Linda believes Diane agreed to credit Gaga on the track - which features in 'The Hunting Ground', a documentary which tackles issues surrounding campus rapes in American educational institutions - in order to garner "support" for the song, while the 29-year-old singer wanted an Oscar nomination.
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. 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.(sic)"