Diva Diss: Lana Del Rey Goes After Lady Gaga in “So Legit”
Sometimes tracks aren’t released for a reason. An artist matures greatly, finding a new sound or image, or simply the song is too poor and unpolished to see the light of day. Couple these two factors with a heavy dose of resentment and you’ve got “So Legit,” the Lana Del Rey track that leaked on Tuesday and has since been all over the internet.
Universal Music Group has since taken videos featuring the song, and neither Del Rey nor target Lady Gaga have returned calls from major media outlets. Yet, if you’re curious, the hazy, slow song lives on (at least for now) on Soundcloud. Listen here.
So why is the “National Anthem” singer going after the Mother Monster? Toward the beginning, Del Rey utters, “Stefani you suck / I know you selling 20 million / Wish they could’ve seen you when we boo’d you off in Williamsburg.” For those that don’t know, the two singers once shared manager Bob Leone in 2009, which is supposedly when Del Rey wrote and recorded it. At the time, Gaga shot to the tops of the charts with The Fame.
If you can’t make out the lyrics, the singer who then went by the name of Lizzy Grant sings, "You were the freak king of the piercing shop. You're looking like a man, you're talking like a baby/ How the f-ck is your song in a Coke commercial, crazy?/ I don't get it, your taste once exquisite."
Later lines reveal more resentment: "What happened to Brooklyn, what happened to our scene, baby? / Have we all gone Gaga crazy? / Remember when the streets used to be dangerous and we were born bad / And we were born bad?"
Perhaps since that point, with Del Rey’s Born to Die selling 4 million copies worldwide, she’s cooled down a bit. After all, both singers, along with Lindsay Lohan, were seen spending the night at Chateau Marmont last year.
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