Linda Perry Slams Lady Gaga: She Doesn’t Deserve an Oscar Nomination

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Linda Perry and Lady GaGa Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images; Steve Granitz/WireImage

Freedom to tweet! Linda Perry took to Twitter on Monday, January 18, to express that she doesn’t think that Lady Gaga deserves an Oscar nomination. According to the well-known songwriter/producer, Gaga didn’t write enough of The Hunting Ground’s “Till It Happens To You” lyrics to warrant the nod.

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“Normally I wouldn’t respond to all this but I don’t know Im feeling spunky,” Perry tweeted. “There was another artist that originally was gonna sing #TIHTY.”

According to the former 4 Non Blondes rocker, Diane Warren penned the track, and only one line in the song was edited by Gaga. Originally the lyric read “till you got a hole ripped in your soul,” but Gaga rewrote it to read, “till you’re at the end, the end of your rope.”

Contemporary Icon Award recipient Lady Gaga and inductee Linda Perry pose backstage at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 46th Annual Induction and Awards at the Marriott Marquis hotel on June 18, 2015, in New York City Larry Busacca/Getty Images

“So I guess technically one line was changed so sure Gaga possibly ‘rewrote’ a line,” Perry (who has written smash songs for the likes of Pink, Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani) continued on Twitter. “But chances are Diane still took part in rewriting that line which means Gaga contributed a few words. Is that writing? Not in my book.”

Perry did, however, give Gaga some credit.

“I love Gaga so much respect and love this song that has nothing to do with anything. Why did Gaga get credit? Maybe because … Diane wanted to ensure her support in promoting the song. Gaga is a very smart business women she knew a song written by Diane Warren … would be up for an Oscar …” Perry added, before claiming she means no disrespect and is simply “stating the truth.”

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“What good is Twitter if you can’t ruffle some feathers once in a while,” she concluded.

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