Born This Way (Demo Version)
Special Edition cover of Born This Way
To me, that song is my favorite song, and it’s just a beast,” he told MTV News. “I don’t even know how to explain it. [Born This Way] is not a pop album; it’s a pop masterpiece of music. If there was no category of pop music, you wouldn’t call it pop music.
He went on to explain how the track came to fruition while in a studio in Las Vegas:
We were in this studio in Vegas, and I was playing some hip-hop stuff for Gaga’s label boss Vince Herbert, and I ran across this old beat I had made, and we were talking about faster songs, so I sped it up and I played it for Vince. He was like, ‘Whoa.’ She walked in, and I played it for her and Fernando. She laid it out in two seconds. She sang over the melody and tuned it up and put the chorus in. She finished it super quick. The guy that’s actually talking, that’s her security guard. We were sitting there thinking how to make a computerized voice, so we were like, ‘Let’s get Pete in here.’ He’s got a super-thick Dutch accent, and he’s trying to read off paper. It was insane, and he just talks like that. That’s what it’s like working with Gaga. It’s like a fucking supernova. When she walks into a room, things explode.
A source close to Lady Gaga confirms to The Advocate that the entertainer has dissolved her deal with Target over the chain’s controversial political donations. “She and Target didn’t see eye to eye on Target’s policy of political donations and how they affect the LGBT community,” the source tells The Advocateexclusively.
The Advocate was tipped off that the deal had crumbled by Bob Witeck of Witeck-Combs Communications.
Target came under fire by LGBT activists last year when it was revealed the discount store chain had donated corporate funds to MN Forward, a political action committee that supported antigay candidate Tom Emmer in his failed 2010 run for governor of Minnesota.
Last month Gaga discussed the decision to partner with Target with Billboard magazine.
“That discussion was one of the most intense conversations I’ve ever had in a business meeting,” Gaga told the music publication. “Part of my deal with Target is that they have to start affiliating themselves with LGBT charity groups and begin to reform and make amends for the mistakes they’ve made in the past … our relationship is hinged upon their reform in the company to support the gay community and to redeem the mistakes they’ve made supporting those [antigay] groups.”