Lady Gaga is making her own mark on the film industry these days. The 29-year-old recently got her paws all over a shiny Golden Globe, winning the category 'Best Actress in a limited TV Series/Movie' for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel.
The mother of monsters has now also been nominated for an Oscar, with her song 'Til It Happens To You.' The song, written with Diane Warren, was for the documentary The Hunting Ground by Kirby Dick, dealing with the crucial issue of college rape. The serious sentiments and issues that are explored in the documentary are echoed in record's lyrics.
Just recently, Gaga's shining record was challenged by singer-songwriter Linda Perry, claiming that Gaga barely contributed to the songwriting efforts of the song. She also mentioned that Gaga's name is only associated with the song because of her celebrity status to bolster up the song's reach. Linda put up a series of tweets that have since been deleted, saying:
I have Diane's original demo with her singing. The only line that has been changed "Till you're at the end, the end of your rope,”
"Originally was "TIL YOU GOT A HOLE RIPPED IN YOUR SOUL." So I guess technically one line was changed so sure Gaga possibly 'rewrote' a line.”
But chances are Diane still took part in rewriting that line which means Gaga contributed a few words. Is that writing. Not in my book."
It's essential in the 'Best Original Song' category of the Academy Awards that the nominees are elected based on their credit as songwriters for their original songs/compositions.
Linda has recently deleted her initial tweets and posted the following:
"My sincere apologies. I made a mistake to comment. I wasn't in the room when the #TIHTY was being written,”
"More importantly, I wish the focus to remain on the great importance of the song and the message of the film.”
The issue of rape in college is a very serious one that can definitely do without show business controversies. At the end of the music video for 'Til It Happens To You,' several alarming statistics are listed as well as a helpline.
Forwarding on the details from the music video, the number for the National Sexual Assault Hotline is as the following:
If you or anyone you know has been a victim of any non-consensual sexual experience then this line is here for you.