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Weird Al: Gaga loves 'Born' parody

April 21, 2011 at 11:44 AM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Comedian Weird Al Yankovic says U.S. pop star Lady Gaga loves his parody of her song "Born this Way," despite reports she tried to torpedo it.

"Well, this was a strange day," Yankovic said in a Web posting Wednesday.

"After putting my Lady Gaga parody ['I Perform This Way'] on YouTube this morning -- and announcing that it wouldn't be on my next album because Gaga didn't approve it -- there was a huge outpouring of disappointment from the Internet," the satirist said.

"Apparently the fact that she didn't approve it was news to Lady Gaga herself! Gaga's manager has now admitted that he never forwarded my parody to Gaga -- she had no idea at all. Even though we assumed that Gaga herself was the one making the decision [because, well, that's what we were told,] he apparently made the decision completely on his own. He's sorry. And Gaga loves the song."

Yankovic went on to say he's glad to hear she's a fan because he admires her work and didn't want to believe she had "less than a great sense of humor."

He also said "I Perform This Way" will appear on his next album and all the proceeds from the song will go to the Human Rights Campaign.

"Thank you, Gaga. And thanks to everybody who had my back," Yankovic said.

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