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Lady Gaga

I Didn't Reject

Weird Al Yankovic

4/20/2011 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lady Gaga is adamant ... she did NOT ban Weird Al Yankovic from parodying her hit song "Born This Way" -- despite Al's accusation that the pop star shut him down hard recently.

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Weird Al ripped into Gaga on his blog this morning -- claiming the egg-encased pop star strung him along for weeks while he tried to get her approval for his parody "Perform This Way" ... and ultimately rejected the proposal.

But sources extremely close to the singer tell us, "There must have been a misunderstanding because [Gaga] is in no way trying to block the release of the parody."

According to sources, "She's busy touring and hasn't heard the song yet. Her manager hasn't had a chance to play it for her yet" -- adding, "She's a huge Weird Al fan."

A bizarre situation -- because Al claims Gaga's manager is the one who denied him in the first place ... forcing him to release "Perform This Way" unofficially on YouTube.


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Toby Christensen    

I guess Weird Al doesn't have enuff clenis to fill Lady Gaga's jockstrap.

1095 days ago
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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes! Need Photoshop lessons!

1095 days ago
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justin    

for real,who do u think you are stephanie!? michael jackson didnt have a problem, or kurt cobain or anyone else, im pretty sure all the dumbasses that are to stupid to see through your little schtick you have going on would be upset,but take it as a compliment you rich spoiled little girl. why dont you rip madonna of a little more,heard your next video has to do with religion, yaaaaa pretty sure madanno and shinade o'conner did that and better, do something original for once.upper east side brat

1095 days ago
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Sonja    

So much bitterness there Justin.. they have medication for that ya know, LOL

1095 days ago
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MariJoy    

"Must've" - a contraction of "must have" - no such thing as "must of" - please get it right TMZ!!

English IS your first language.

1095 days ago
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kingborg    

eew my eyes

1095 days ago
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Red-in-Phoenix    

FREE WEIRD AL!

1095 days ago
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Anya    

LOL looks just like her!

1095 days ago
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G     

Funny how Michael Jackson never had a problem with Al and he was bigger than lady gaga at that time. This girl takes herself too seriously and she's a liar too. Why would Al make up that he spoke to gaga's ppl if he didn't? Like I said he did parody of MJ's songs with MJ's approval who is a far better artist than gaga will ever be. I believe Al, lady gaga lies.

1095 days ago
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theroundearth    

"There must of been a misunderstanding because [Gaga] is in no way trying to block the release of the parody."

"OF BEEN"?
There is a grammar misunderstanding because it should be: "There must HAVE been"

1095 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

I love anything Weird does & I always get laughs out of it, but there's no sense in asking for permission since he was going to release it anyway. If I'm not mistaken he did that with a Coolio song.

1095 days ago
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Foeley    

Hahahahahahahah look at her backpeddling! Prediction Gaga in 5 years irrelevant, Weird Al Will never die! The Shakespeare of our time. Look at the lyrics of "Whatever You Like" genius has long curly hair and plays polka. http://bit.ly/GaGaSaGa is where you can read about the shena****ns Gaga does. Weird Al for the win.

1095 days ago
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JJ    

Good grief, grammar check anyone? "There must of been" - either use "must've" or learn that it is must HAVE, despite what your idiot ears hear in the abbreviation. Idiots.

1095 days ago
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how lame    

I agree with Justin. lady CACA sucks big time. She is so far up her own butt that she doesn't even know she's copying Madonna's every move.

1095 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

Wait, Gaga has to have the parody played for her before she gives approval? That's lame. Typical Gaga, thinks she's some important artist but in reality she's a wannabe Madonna/Grace Jones pop star. Get over yourself Gaga.

1095 days ago
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