In a shocking turn of events, Lana Del Rey has released a slow, sixties-inspired song that she sings in a breathy and slightly monotonous voice.?
OK, so that’s not really newsworthy. However, what does set ?’So Legit’ apart from her usual work is that is unabashedly rips Lady Gaga a new one. Not to sound cynical, but how strange that this feud is coming to light mere days after Gaga announces the name of her new single. It’s almost as if this is one big PR stunt!
Some sources are saying that ‘So Legit’ is actually a demo from around four years ago – back when Lana was touring as plain old Lizzy Grant, shared a manager with the newly minted and crazy successful Lady Gaga and was apparently mad jealous of her.
However, if it really is back from 2009, some things don’t add up. The first verse contains:
You’re looking like a man, you’re talking like a baby /
How the fuck is your song /
In a Coke commercial, crazy?
The whole ‘looking like a man’ part is pretty self-explanatory – remember when she first came out and the whole world was convinced there was something hanging around downtown? But the Coke commercial jibe makes no sense at all – as far as my expert research has found out, the only time a Lady Gaga song has been used in a Coke advert was an Argentinian one in 2011.
Not that there’s any actual doubt over who this song is aimed at:
Stefani, you suck /
I know you’re selling 20 million /
Wish they could’ve seen you /
When we booed you off in Williamsburg
It’s either Gaga, who’s real name is Stefani, or Gwen Stefani, and who could hate Gwen Stefani? It’s far more likely that both of them are in cahoots, just trying to drum up a bit more interest in them and their new music. Sadly, it seems to have worked, although Lana probably wasn’t betting on receiving numerous death threats from ‘Little Monsters’. Like that’s even a shock at this point.
The pair also seem to have something resembling a friendship going on. Lana’s rumoured to be featuring on ArtPop, and it’s been reported that Gaga, Lana and, bizarrely, Lindsay Lohan had a ‘slumber party’ last year where they ‘watched old movies’ and ‘played board games’.
Is that what the kids are calling it these days?