She might have millions of followers on Twitter, but not the same can be said of fellow musicians who are turning down Lady Gaga collaborations. First Die Antwoord, now Calvin Harris have refused Lady Gaga, mainly, because of her music.
Earlier this month, Lady Gaga and rave rap duo Die Antwoord were in a spat over a refused collaboration and controversial video. The South African band refused Lady Gaga’s request to open for her in a concert and then released video Fatty Boom Boom that has pokes fun at the Monster Queen. Now, Calvin Harris reveals he turned down Lady Gaga too because he was too busy and didn’t like her songs.
It looks like the Lady Gaga iconic celebrity is breaking down. It’s hard to imagine there are people out there who’d turn down such a chance to shine. But thank God they are. Lady Gaga is good at what she does, but it’s not something we’d like to see other artists doing. Anyway, Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter and producer Calvin Harris recently announced the refused to collaborate with Lady Gaga.
Calvin Harris was on BBC Breakfast to talk about his new record called “18 Months” which is basically a sum up of his “favourite singers and producers”. During the show, the Scottish DJ revealed he turned down Lady Gaga, but it was before she became famous, in 2008. According to Calvin Harris, he was just too busy at that time to handle a new project and on the other hand he didn’t really like the album cuts he received from Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga took the whole spat to Twitter and turned it into a thing. She denies ever sending Calvin Harris samples of her songs or that she had ever asked him for a collaboration. “Seems to be trendy lately to talk sh*t about “lady gaga” when your albums/singles drop. Y’all should live off your own hustle. #Ido” the Monster Queen reacted just days after the whole Die Antwoord controversial video hit the online world.
“Never even emailed you @calvinharris I guess it’s hard to believe I write + produce my music. Cuz I’m a woman I don’t know about EDM right?” the Monster Queen tweeted. Calvin Harris reacted to Lady Gaga’s comments a lot more decent: “@ladygaga no your label emailed me. I always make sure I say Im a fan when asked about it, I apologise if I offended u, wasn’t the intention”.