Why Is Katy Perry In Trouble With Lady Gaga?
Uncovering the weird trend that’s sending pop stars into a tizz…
By Tamara Roper
Katy Perry has just embarked on her Prismatic tour, seeing her take on the UK in a flurry of green hair and mechanical horses. Her new look and stage toys have led to a pretty catty tweet from Lady Gaga, who said last week, “It looks like green hair and mechanical horses are a thing now”. Accompanied by the ever-watchful googley eye emoji, Gaga clearly has her own goggles pinned on KP.
It’s unlikely that Gaga’s going to be impressed with the new video feature of Prismatic, which shows a pre-recorded KPez spewing out green paint, a stunt that Lady G has already pulled before.
Though not identical, the sick trick is one that Gaga employed to great controversy at SXSW festival. It’s been attributed to performance artist Millie Brown, who has been drinking and subsequently vomming out food-coloured milk for years.
The stunt has obviously received negative attention from critics and other artists alike, though Millie – who is a personal friend of Gaga – has defended her work, saying she didn’t intend to promote bulimia at all. Some sufferers even say they found the performance liberating.
Has Katy Perry watered down Gaga’s art for her fans, or is this just a new form of expression for the Prismatic star? Gaga has yet to say anything, but we’re keeping our eyes peeled.