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Morning Robot: Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Scotty McCreery

Posted by on April 21, 2011 at 12:04 PM EST

beyonceWeird Al creates a Lady Gaga parody, Beyonce drops a new single and Scotty McCreery gets slammed on last night’s American Idol.

Today on Morning Robot, it’s all about the music. First, Weird Al has created a parody of Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way.” How does the diva react? Next, Beyonce has finally dropped the first single of her upcoming album. Is it another song meant to empower all the “single ladies?” Finally we discuss last night’s American Idol, which slammed Scott McCreery. Will he be the next to go? Read on!

Weird Al is notorious for poking fun at pop stars through creating clever spoofs of their songs. Being as huge as she is, Lady Gaga was NOT safe. However, yesterday it appeared like Weird Al’s tune wouldn’t get the green light for release, as Weird Al blogged, “Gaga decided not to give me permission to release the song.” As it turned out, there was some miscommunication; a source told TMZ, “There must of been a misunderstanding because [Gaga] is in no way trying to block the release of the parody. She’s busy touring and hasn’t heard the song yet. Her manager hasn’t had a chance to play it for her yet. She’s a huge Weird Al fan.” So hopefully that is accurate, and we get to hear the track!

Beyonce has also been active, lately; today she released her new single, “Run the World” (Girls). The song is indeed reminiscent of “All the Single Ladies,” as it is about girl power and could definitely be perceived as a feminist song. Just look at these lyrics: “Some of them men think they freak this like we do/ But no they don’t/ Make your checks come at they neck/ Disrespect us, no they won’t.” No word yet on when the music video with be released, but according to its director, Francis Lawrence, “It’ll be big, it’ll probably be one of the bigger Beyoncé music videos ever done.” Sounds great!

In other news, have you been staying up to date with American Idol? It was pretty entertaining. The judges were not about sweet talking this episode, and it was laid out particularly harsh on contestant Scotty McCreery. When talking about his performance, Steven Tyler said, “I guess that’s your version of a Rolling Stones tune,” while Jennifer Lopez (who usually drowns us in sycophancy) remarked, “It’s time to pull out the big guns…you had a decade of country music to choose from…and we were expecting more from Scotty.” Meanwhile, Randy couldn’t even make a long comment, calling McCreery’s version, “boring.” Harsh!



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