At one point, not so long ago, Lady Gaga was singing the praises of one of her greatest inspirations – Grace Jones. Now, however, it appears as though the feeling definitely wasn’t mutual as the multi-talented singer, lyricist, supermodel and actress goes on the record to share her thoughts on meeting Gaga for the first time.
During a recent SiriusXM radio interview, Jones discussed her new memoir (titled: I’ll Never Write My Memoir), current pop-stars, and, of course, Lady Gaga. “Gaga came to me, and I just could not find a soul,” she said, ““I come from church—maybe that has something to do with it. I like to get to the soul of a person. I just didn’t feel a soul.” Jones quickly backtracks and admits that she doesn’t think Gaga is truly “soulless”, but that her soulless-demeanor was probably just a result of being starstruck. She went on to say, “Not that it’s not there, but she could have been freaked out with meeting me; she could’ve hid it. (laughs)…This happens, it’s okay.”
As the interview continues, Jones clarifies that her distaste for Gaga was only intensified when she discovered their mutual love for Philip Treacy head-wear and Gaga’s seemingly “copy-cat” fashion statements. While Jones was sporting the avant-garde designer’s pieces on tour, she discovered that Gaga had also taken a liking to some questionably similar looks. “Boy, I got so angry,” she says, “I know Philip needed to make some money, but you know what, can you just wait until I finish my tour before you repeat what we are working on?” The host jumps in to add, “But here’s the thing about this, Miss Grace Jones, she cannot hula-hoop while singing.” To which Jones replied, “I’ll bet you she’s rehearsing right now!”
Listen to the full interview below:
What do YOU think? Copycat behavior or innocent, artistic homage?