Release the Kraken! It’s GaGa vs Wintour

A meeting between the Poker Face of fashion and Lady GaGa would probably run like a scene out of The Clash of the Titans for sure.

The US Vogue editor-in-chief has branded the armadillo heel wearing singer “a childish diva”; a quote taken from Maureen Callahan’s unauthorised biography of GaGa entitled Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga. (One that Camille Paglia obviously glossed over).

Wintour most definitely did flash one of her trademark ice-queen glares at GaGa at the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala in May this year – where the singer had been asked to perform.

It was reported GaGa had accidentally locked herself in her dressing room which meant a late performance in front of fashion’s elite crowd – and after a huge diva strop (oh we all have ‘em), she then decided to make outrageous demands to Wintour (who oversees the annual event’s organisation),which the editor refused. WHAT? She said NO to GaGa?!!

A quote from the much anticipated biography says:

“GaGa sort of had a meltdown before she went on and as it was described to me, Anna was really none too pleased with her.

“Anna wasn’t impressed. She thought she was just behaving like a childish diva and not the professional who was about to perform for her peers; these incredibly famous designers and celebrities.

“She sequestered herself in the back room for a good hour. She was late to perform and I also heard that she had been demanding things. She went to Anna at the last minute and was saying, ‘I’d like it to be this way.’

“And Anna just said no. I don’t think she’s used to hearing that very often. When you’re dealing with two egos like that, it gets interesting.”

The thing is, GaGa was ACTUALLY waiting for God to give her the go-ahead to get on stage. No really.

Wintour revealed the true reason for the singer’s lateness on US talk show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon earlier this year, saying:

“We had Lady GaGa this year. She was communing with God and she was praying in the back, waiting for God to tell her it was alright to go on stage.”

It took Wintour and her team of mini poker faces over 45 minutes to convince the kooky (and maybe slightly un-hinged) one to come on stage.

But heh, Wintour should consider herself lucky, GaGa usually makes bizarre requests to be carried quite often (her poor staff). Can you imagine Wintour hobling along on her Loubouts with a steely “I will destroy you” look in her eyes. Bless.

Kate Lawson – Fashion Editor, Showbiz-i

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