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Hey, Lady Gaga: When Katy Perry calls your scandal 'calculated,' you must be doing something right

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Rumors have been swirling that the tight-pants-loving Lady Gaga is transgendered, due to a grainy photo taken at England's Glastonbury festival that shows a slight bulge between her legs. In the grand tradition of rumors begetting other rumors, a quote circulated soon thereafter, supposedly from the Lady's lips, admitting that "I have both male and female genitalia... it's just a little bit of a penis and really doesn’t interfere much with my life."

When abcnews.com asked Gaga's manager if this "little bit of a penis" business was true, he said, "This is completely ridiculous." Which, for all intents and purposes, we'll take as a "no." When you think about it, he didn't really answer the question.

Anyway, where the story really gets awesome is when Katy Perry steps in. This is she of the rigidly retro coifs, the onstage frolicking with phallic fruits, the mega-hit songs that pretend to tweak social mores while really just reinforcing them (see: "I Kissed a Girl" and its kegger-approved version of girl-on-girl action).

In an interview Wednesday with London's Daily Mirror, Perry -- when asked about the Gaga rumors --  said, "Oh please, it's all very calculated. She knows what she's doing."

Whoa. This is beyond "look who's calling the kettle black." This is the TI trigonometry calculator of pop pointing her finger.

Setting aside for a moment if it's really true that Gaga orchestrated such a rumor, having the current reigning dame of systematic contrivance say that you calculated all this and know what you're doing has to be worth something, right? Is it not the highest compliment that Lady Gaga, a sister in boardroom-controlled career management, could receive?

For the record, I don't think Gaga masterminded this one, but she'd be smart to play it on the dance floor for all the sex-futurism it's worth.

-- Margaret Wappler

Photo: Katy Perry by Amy Sussman / Getty Images for the Griffin; Lady Gaga by Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

 
Comments () | Archives (13)

Say what you want but Lady Gaga, but she's hot and she IS POP! even when she has crazy costumes or antics, even like those in this gallery, shes insane but that's why I love her!!! I'm goo goo for gaga!

http://tinyurl.com/ladygagagallery

I'm waiting for the moment when these two team up and take on the Black Eyed Peas for total commercial domination. My money's on Gaga and Perry, especially since they'll probably have Kanye West on their side. Game on!

katy perry sucks.

Laetitia Lawrence, you said exactly what I have been telling folks for months. "I Gotta Feeling" that Lady Gaga can make the Black Eyed Peas irrelevant forever, which is good because I hate both the members and music.

Please, you all have been banging on both of these two for months. Ann Power's vituperative comments about Lady Gaga were absurd a month ago. You all are starting to sound jealous and or out of touch and probably longing for the days when Pearl Jam ruled the airwaves, you know back when popular music had meaning, dude!

LA Times needs to scrap all their music writers, they are too old and too predictable.

I'll take Katy Perry and Lady Gaga over the stuff they have given the thumbs up to in the recent past like that Richard Rushfield's favorite that sickening Airborne Toxic Avenger and the ex-christian rockers Castledoor.

Katy Perry is just as calculating, and not nearly as smart.

Katy Perry looks like Alexis Bledel. :)

I'm not fond of Lady Gaga's music really, but *anyone* who shows up for an interview wearing an outfit made of 1000 Dead Kermits, is gold in my book. Calculated or not, I laughed.

It's that perfect balance between Wit, and WTF?!?

Not many people can do that.

These 2 circus freaks against the Blackeyed Peas??? You really think this years side show stand a chance....

I HOOKED UP WITH GAGA IN 2003 IN NYC. SHE WAS REAL KINDA FORWARD BUT GUARDED AT THE SAME TIME. BEING A SURFER FROM HERE, I CAN USUALLY HAVE ANY CHICK I WANT SO THAT WAS WIERD. BUT I COULDN'T TELL ULTIMATELY IF SHE WAS A TRANNY OR A HERMIE. ALTHOUGH I FIGURED SHE WAS A SHE AT THE TIME. I WANT TO FIND OUT, SO I KNOW WHETHER TO BRAG OR JUMP OFF A SKYSCRAPER.

so your saying that katy perry probably engineered this puff piece?

LIE! LIE! Katy perry denied saying. And that lady gaga quote is a fake. Maybe you should do some reseach first....

Katy Perry is just jealous because she doesn't have as much attention as Lady Gaga has. I personally don't think the rumours are true about her having a penis, but when there is a rumour out there and is spreading across teens everywhere, a rival singer has to say something about it.


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