NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, January 18, 2016, 10:10 AM
Linda Perry slammed Lady Gaga on Twitter claiming that she doesn’t deserve her Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.
The song, “Til It Happens To You,” is a song accompanying the documentary film “The Hunting Ground” which looks at campus rape
The “Beautiful” songwriter claims that Gaga only wrote one line of the hit, “Til It Happens To You” and that co-songwriter Diane Warren should have been nominated by herself.
‘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,” she tweeted.
‘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.’
The 50-year-old songwriter says she has no problem with Gaga but that it seems unfair that she should be nominated for a song she didn’t co-write. Perry hypothesized that Diane Warren wanted to ensure as much promotion as possible for the song so she enlisted the 29-year-old superstar.
Gaga took to Twitter after the nominees were announced to share the news with her 54.5 million followers by posting an image of a typewriter with a letter reading: ‘Thank you to THE ACADEMY for recognizing the movement of people who have come together for this film and song in the name of sexual assault.
‘Myself and Diane are simply honoured to represent the voices of so many survivors’.
The 29-year-old popstar added the caption: ‘Til It Happens To You my original score with @Diane_Warren for “The Hunting Ground” was nominated for an OSCAR”