The Black Keys' Patrick Carney shook up the pop world when he shut down Lady Gaga's "Perfect Illusion" single during his "High Standards Music Corner" segment on HBO's Vice News Tonight. Now, the pop star (along with collaborators Mark Ronson and Bloodpop) have responded.
"I'm lost because the guitar at the top of the song sounds so shitty—it sounds like Hulk Hogan is playing the guitar," Carney said, before admitting the track was "growing" on him. Ronson was the first to fire back, tweeting "I also remember my good friend @patrickcarneysitting in my living room, hearing uptown funk and telling me it wouldn't work." He then followed up with explaining Carney is "his brother."
Mother Monster popped up to respond to Ronson's tweet, saying Carney is "not as snarky as I would be watching him in a guitar death-match w Kevin Parker and Josh F☠cking Homme":
Carney tweeted, "I just said the guitar at the top sounds like Hogan™. Lighten up and listen up," followed by a link to the problematic former wrestler's "A Real American" video.
Carney's response to the track comes after The Chainsmokers member Alex Pall commented that "it sucks." So maybe it's time that Lady Gaga accepts the fact that "Perfect Illusion" isn't her best single. Any-who, look out for Joanne on Friday, Oct. 21. View the album's complete guide here and watch Lady Gaga discuss her “Born This Way” single and how social justice shouldn’t divide us: