Alex and Drew from The Chainsmokers are beginning to get a grasp on their stardom.
The duo made a couple of offhand comments last year about Lady Gaga’s lead Joanne single “Perfect Illusion.” They said it sucked and that “a lot of talented people worked on that song. But…”
Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson clapped back and sent Twitter into a frenzy.
— JOANNE (@ladygaga) October 18, 2016
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) October 29, 2016
Lesson learned. They explained to Howard Stern this week what happened afterward.
“We’ve since reached out to her and explained, because it was really taken out of context. We were talking about how much we respect her as an artist and everything she’s done but that I’m just not a fan of her new song. Of course it came out just so much worse,” Alex said via NME.
“I felt bad. I don’t think it’s cool to make those sort of judgments anyway. Keep it to yourself,” he added.
It also taught them about how the media works: “That was a lesson on my part for a lot of reasons,” Alex continued. “I’m 32 now, and no one’s given a shit what I’ve said for 30 years of my life, not a single fuck has been given.”
Note to self: don’t mess with Gaga.