‘Donatella‘ is my love letter to Donatella [Versace]. The song is an incredible crazy fun pop song with really raising electronic beats that I did with [producer] Zedd. It’s about being a fearless female and not caring what people say about you –being proud of who you are and walking the walk no matter what…it’s not so much about Donatella as a brand as it is Donatella the person
about me as a person, that idea of what the public wants from you.
Donatella, maybe she’s a bitch, maybe she’s too skinny, maybe she’s
too rich, maybe she’s too out there. Or, maybe she’s brilliant, maybe
she’s intelligent, maybe she’s strong, maybe she’s everything, maybe
— Lady Gaga discussing “Donatella,” a track on her upcoming album ARTPOP, in an ineterview with with JustJared