LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Lady Gaga copied Annie Lennox? That was the assertion made by Kelly Osbourne after Lady Gaga appeared in drag as Joe Calderone for the 2011 MTV VMAs. Kelly Obsourne made her Lennox Gaga assertion via Twitter, posting a link to the 1984 Grammy Awards (video below), clearly a generation earlier. But did Gaga rip Lennox?
Lady Gaga as Joe Calderone appeared in a black dress suit and white t-shirt. Lennox as a male appeared in virtually the same type of suit, but used a black dress shirt and a man’s tie. The two both used similar hair styles, drenched in black Grease-like styling.
Gaga received raves for her appearance on the 2011 MTV VMAs this weekend. But Osbourne said of the performance “I wish she would start giving credit where credit is due!” Osbourne has yet to explain what she is referring to when she states “start giving”, suggesting that Gaga has copied before.
For Christina Aguilera fans, today’s controversy might seem ironic. Gaga handlers first drew attention to the singer by claiming that Aguilera stole Gaga’s styling. Since then, Gaga has been accused of stealing Madonna’s Express Yourself for her song Born This Way. Bette Midler also recently accused Gaga of stealing her mermaid in a wheelchair stage routine.
n March 2010, Stefani Germanotta was sued by Rob Fusari who claimed Stefani Germanotta changed her music from rock to dance beats because of him. Then Yana Morgana, mother of deceased Lina Morgana, claimed her daughter’s stage act was ripped by the Germanotta from Morgana.
Annie Lennox, Kelly Osbourne, Lady Gaga