Lady Gaga has responded to The Chainsmokers' claim that her new single "sucks."
Gaga took the opportunity Tuesday to address a rather shady comment made by The Chainsmokers - famous for such hits as "Closer" and "Don't Let Me Down". The Chainsmokers member Alex Pall was asked by a label rep during a recent Rolling Stone interview what he thought of Gaga's new single, "Perfect Illusion".
Pall's response? "It sucks." Fellow bandmate Drew Taggart added, "She's a great artist - like, Jeff Koons made a sculpture of her. . . ."
Many Gaga fans did not take kindly to Pall's blunt, negative response. And now it seems that Gaga herself didn't either.
The pop star tweeted The Chainsmokers directly on Tuesday, stating that they might like her new song, "A-YO", better:
— JOANNE (@ladygaga) October 18, 2016
The tweet garnered thousands of retweets and likes, and many positive responses from Gaga's fanbase about how she "dragged" the duo. The Chainsmokers responded about half an hour later:
Haha @ladygaga RESPECT
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) October 18, 2016
Shortly after Gaga's tweet, the Twitter hashtag #GagaEndedTheChainsmokersParty began trending.
Gaga's new song, "A-YO", coincidentally features several lines about smoking, including, "We smokin' 'em all", "whole pack like Marlboro" and "blow it in your face." This sounds a whole lot like chainsmoking, hence why this is such a clever burn.
Gaga's fifth studio album, Joanne, is out worldwide on Friday. Three tracks, "Perfect Illusion", "A-YO", and the country-tinged ballad "Million Reasons" are available for purchase now on iTunes.