Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are two of the biggest names in the music business, but both stars are denying that they have a feud.
"Gaga and I like to publicly dismiss it because it’s not healthy," Katy says of the rumors that the two pop stars are rivals. The talk amped up recently when Katy's album Prism and Gaga's album Applause were released within the same time period. Katy's album has been selling better thanks to the success of lead single "Roar," and she also passed Gaga to become the most-followed woman on Twitter. But that's where the competition ends.
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"You want to feel music. You want it to resonate and relate to you. You can’t look at it like a competition because you ruin the reason why you love music. But I think that sometimes our fan groups are so big and strong, they use it as ammunition," Katy says to Entertainment Weekly, which she covers this week.
In the interview, Katy also comes to the defense of another controversial young female singer, Miley Cyrus. "She’s what, 19 or 20? She’s just living her life. She’s super young, and there’s no directing book on how to do this. Each of us find our own way, and some of us make it out alive and some of us don’t. I mean, Madonna was naked [too]."
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For her part, Gaga also denies that she and Katy are enemies. "I just think it's very unfair of anyone to pit another woman against another woman, especially in the space of music, when we're all just trying to be taken seriously at all as females," the "Poker Face" singer told Bravo's Andy Cohen during a recent appearance on his talk show Watch What Happens Live.
While Katy and Gaga seem to be on the same side, that doesn't mean they can't have rivalries with anyone else. Gaga is currently feuding with her ex-best friend, blogger Perez Hilton, after he posted insulting pictures of her on his blog.
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