Anyone who’s been following Perez Hilton‘s championing of Katy Perry’s anthemic new single “Roar” (currently at the top of iTunes) over Lady Gaga‘s “Applause (which has slipped to 7th place on the same chart) is likely wondering what happened to the once very close friends. The cause of the rift remains a mystery for now, but Gaga, perhaps riled at the lack of support from the blogger who is at least partially responsible for her quick rise to superstardom, used her Twitter account to accuse Hilton of stalking her. Hilton, in turn, says Gaga’s notoriously devoted Little Monsters have sent him death threats.
Last Friday, which should be noted was Madonna‘s birthday, Gaga tweeted a message about a photo she said Hilton sent her:
Still have the text Perez sent me of me in a wheelchair w the words KARMA written across + Madonna pointing a gun at me. Day of my accident
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 16, 2013
Today, Gaga lobbed the heavier stalking accusation at the blogger.
Hilton, who has recently relocated to Manhattan with his adorable newborn son (No kidding — check out photos of this child!), has insisted he had no idea the entertainer lives in the building his realtor showed him until after he’d left the premises. Gaga’s fans alerted her to Hilton’s visit to the building, which caused the singer to tweet:
Read Hilton’s full response below:
I have long had plans to return to New York City more permanently. New York was my home for 6 years in the mid 90s, before I moved to Los Angeles. I also lived here for 3 months last year while doing an off Broadway show. I’m a new father and I am primarily focused on my family and where we will be most happy. I love New York and that is where me and my growing family want to call home right now. Sunday, my realtor showed us a list of possible apartments to rent. I learned only after the fact that Lady GaGa lives in one of the buildings we looked at, and she was across the country in Los Angeles when I viewed that building. After a day of innocent house-hunting, I am devastated and my heart hurts that my former very good friend, a person I used to call my “wifey” and traveled the world with, is making very public and very untrue allegations about me on Twitter. While it is still too painful for me to go into detail about why I chose to no longer make her a part of my life, I will say that I am a critic and not a “stalker”. Any allegation that I am stalking her, based on a day of house hunting with my baby boy and my mother, is utterly false, defamatory and now appears to be putting me and my family in danger. I will continue to be a critic – in a way that is not mean or involves name-calling, and I will continue to have an opinion and talk about music and songs, like GaGa’s “Applause”. I hope her fans stop sending me death threats, as the suggestion that I pose a danger to Lady GaGa is preposterous. If her fans want to send a message of support to Lady GaGa, they should buy her music. Notwithstanding my feelings about our personal relationship, I do wish Lady GaGa happiness and continued success and I assure you my family house hunting has nothing to do with her.