July 24, 2013


Lana Del Rey Probably (Definitely) Disses Lady Gaga on "So Legit"

Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images
Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images

Purveyor of authenticity Lana Del Rey is calling you out, Lady Gaga. In what sounds like a very early demo reportedly titled "So Legit," Lizzie Grant—excuse me, Lana Del Rey—takes some serious shots at the ARTPOP princess. And it ain't pretty.

Yes, the Jaguar spokeswoman seems to have an issue with Lady Gaga and her newfound pretense. Actually, she flat out tells her she sucks: "Stefani, you suck, I know you’re selling 20 million / Wish they could have seen you when we booed you off in Williamsburg / You’re hurt, I know my words don’t hurt, yeah / Oh, girl, I see you walking ’round in your pearls / Thinking that you’re number one / You’re so funny, ’cause honey, you’re not."

Okay, sure, the song could be about another Stefani—Lady Gaga's real name is Stefani Germanotta—until later in the song when Lana spells it out loud and clear: "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? / Punk rock, punk rock." Pretty sure she's talking to you, Lady.

To Lana's credit, based on the production value of the song, it sounds like it was never meant to see the light of day. (YouTube has yanked it, but if you search the song on Tumblr, you might find a rip. But you didn't hear that from us.) And while we sit back and wait for Lady Gaga to stop counting her millions long enough to ready a comeback track, remind yourself what "punk rock, punk rock" looks like: Check out Lana Del Rey's H&M spread.