Lana Del Rey’s Lady Gaga Dis Track Is as Sweet as It Is Spicy
"So Legit" suggests some old issues between the New York friends
Lana Del Rey and Lady Gaga are friends. We know that because Gaga has said Lana provided vocals for “Princess Die,” a song she debuted ahead of new album ARTPOP, and they’ve previously joined forces for a perfectly playful photo shoot with Terry Richardson. Then there was the alleged slumber party last summer, where the pair became a threesome with Lindsay Lohan at Los Angeles’ famed Chateau Marmont (Death Grips’ home away from home).
But now Lana’s got some ‘splaining to do. A leaked track, purportedly from around 2009, finds the Born to Die singer viciously taking aim at the Born This Way hitmaker: “Stefani, you suck, I know you’re selling twenty million / Wish they could have seen you when we booed you off in Williamsburg, ya heard?” And later: “You’re looking like a man, you’re talking like a baby / How the fuck is your song in a Coke commercial, crazy?” We all know Del Rey is a Pepsi woman.
Though this is an old song, there’s been no shortage of fresh material leaking from Lana of late. We’ve heard the groovy Motown-inspired “Queen of Disaster,” the airy Mazzy Star-checking “Black Beauty,” and her Nancy Sinatra cover “Summer Wine,” and the Gatsby contribution “Young & Beautiful,” of course. If it turns out she’s banked a Jay Z dis, too, let’s just hope she didn’t construct too many punchlines involving his now absent hyphen.