Linda Perry Thinks Lady Gaga Didn’t Write Her Oscar-Nominated Song

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Shortly after stealing the Golden Globe from Kirsten Dunst for her performance in American Horror Story: Hotel, Lady Gaga was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. “Til It Happens to You,” from The Hunting Ground, a documentary about rape on college campuses across the country, is attributed to Gaga and Diane Warren, but Linda Perry — as in, 4 Non Blondes’ Linda Perry, of being-married-to-Darlene-from-Roseanne fame — is questioning whether the “Bad Romance” singer deserves the credit.

It’s an important distinction Perry is making, because the Oscar doesn’t go to the singer; it goes to the author (which is why Frozen‘s Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and not Idina Menzel, accepted the award for “Let It Go”). Gaga’s co-writer credit means she’ll be onstage on February 28, should “Til It Happens to You” upset Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall.”

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