Posted: 10:31 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
Lady Gaga and Katy Perry released new music on the same week — so the media immediately pit Katy against Mother Monster.
Katy’s marketing machine was in full swing to promote Roar, but Lady Gaga was playing catch up because her new single off of ARTPOP was leaked early on the Internet.
But Gaga is taking the high road, she tweeted: “Let’s make 2013 a year where music/talent/artistry is more important than gossip/fanwars I respect all fanbases 4 their passion.”
And she spoke to Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM Tuesday morning saying, “I was really bothered by the media pitting me and Katy Perry against each other because look, we both just happened to want to put our singles out withtin a week of each other.”
She continues, “And it’s not necessarily convenient for everyone and may be a little bit awkward … But we don’t need to force feed this negativity in to it until everyone explodes it just turns it in to a competition … and I really like Katy Perry and respect everyone in this industry because it was really hard for me to get here and I’m sure it wasn’t easy for her to get where she is, so I just wanted to put an end to it.”