Even though I'm not eight-years old anymore, I'm always secretly stoked whenever Weird Al Yankovic resurfaces in pop culture. I'm not saying necessarily that at one point I actually went to see him live at a state fair but… anyway. Yankovic is back with an on-point parody of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" titled "Perform This Way," which more or less takes Gaga to task for over-the-top and unoriginal theatrics.
And, in spite of the whole "nice guy" thing he's had going on for decades, Al got into some drama with Gaga and her managers, who reportedly demanded he write and send them the entire song for approval, then rejected it. So naturally he posted the song along with an angry post on his blog. But don't worry, everything's okay again — the song has now been given the go-ahead to appear on the next Weird Al album, and he posted this follow-up statement:
Gaga's manager has now admitted that he never forwarded my parody to Gaga — she had no idea at all. Even though we assumed that Gaga herself was the one making the decision (because, well, that's what we were TOLD), he apparently made the decision completely on his own.
And Gaga loves the song.
Well then. Take a listen to "Perform This Way" above, and let us know what you think in the comments.