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Weird Al Yankovic takes on Lady Gaga

Comedian Weird Al Yankovic has parodied a Lady Gaga song but claims the pop superstar wouldn’t let him include the track on his upcoming album.

“I wrote and recorded what I thought was going to be the first single off of my new album: a parody of ‘Born This Way’ called ‘Perform This Way,’” Yankovic writes on his blog. “But after hearing it, Lady Gaga decided not to give me permission to release the song, so… it won’t be coming out commercially anytime in the near future. Sorry.”

Known for his musical parodies, Weird Al has covered a range of artists from Michael Jackson to Nirvana, counts Madonna among his celebrity fans and has won two Grammys for his work. is reporting that Gaga is not trying to block the release of the song and hasn’t even heard it yet.


Check out Weird Al’s ‘Perform This Way’ here: