Moby and Lady Gaga Connected Through Burlesque

12/24/2010 10:00 AM PST
Moby -- the DJ -- claims he knew Lady Gaga way before she became a world famous superstar ... because the two of them used to hang out at Burlesque clubs together back in NY.

Moby was out in L.A. yesterday -- where he told us the two used to kick it at the famous Slipper Room when Gaga was "hosting burlesque nights and doing burlesque for like ten people a night."

Dude also kinda sorta takes a shot at his old arch-rival Eminem -- 'cause when we asked what he thought about Em's new album ... he told us, "It's a little pop for me."