Rufus Wainwright blasts Lady Gaga
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 6:33a.m.
Rufus Wainwright has taken aim at Lady Gaga, branding her "disingenuous" and insisting the ‘Poker Face’ hitmaker has "not one good song" in her back catalogue.
The eccentric singer has sold more than 23 million albums worldwide and has a devoted gay and straight following because of her anthems - but openly gay Wainwright is not a fan.
He tells Music Week magazine, "I totally admire her tenacity, her ambition and her strength of vision. There's just not one good song there. People, especially gay men, are falling so hard for it.
"Certain things that she says: 'Look at me. I was like you one day and now I'm this - and you can do it too.' I find it a bit disingenuous. We are in this somewhat sinister period and artists have got to kind of toughen up and be real. It's about conveying what's inside us, as opposed to the return of the cone breasts. I find it predictable and boring."
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20/03/2012 9:26:42 a.m.
FINALLY! We have someone who is willing to speak out loud what so many of us have been thinking for so long.
20/03/2012 8:56:30 a.m.
Rufus is a never was in my opinion, his voice grates on you and in my opinion he doesn't have any good songs in his catalogue, i would never go see him in concert nor do i listen to anything he has to say or sing about, the only reason this guy is famous is because he rode on the coattails of his mother who is a canadian icon in music, grow up rufus and get out of the business, u are just trying to muster up attention at the expense of someone who is obviously so much better at making music than you are.
20/03/2012 2:39:59 a.m.
Let's be honest. If this article was Rufus said...no one would care. He's getting publicity from Gaga by complaining about her.
19/03/2012 11:36:35 p.m.
You'd think a 38 yr old long time celebrity like Wainwright would have accumulated some class and wisdom by now. You don't talk trash about fellow artists...
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