Linda Perry caused a bit of stir earlier on Monday by claiming that Lady Gaga didn’t write her Oscar-nominated song, “Til It Happens to You.” The song is featured in The Hunting Ground and Perry took exception to the idea that Gaga had been nominated for writing the song. Perry took to Twitter to voice her displeasure in a string of tweets that have since been deleted:
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.
The deletion is no surprise because Perry has apologized for the claims, wanting to keep focus on the song and what it represents:
It is definitely better to keep thoughts off Twitter or social media in general, this being a more harmless example. Nothing is ever truly deleted. But it’s nice that the “controversy” was wiped away so quickly, particularly given the subject matter of the film. Somebody stopped the party and asked what’s going on, putting an end to the trouble. Good for them.
(Via Linda Perry)