Lady Gaga's ongoing feud with blogger Perez Hilton shows no sign of cooling, with the singer revealing that his getting an apartment next to hers in New York has made her very, very nervous.
"Everyone can hate me from afar, but the second you try to move in next door to me, I know you're getting too close and it's not safe," she tells USA Today. "I have lots of security. I get death threats all the time. Some things bring out the New Yorker in me. If you hate someone and you want to move next door to me, the only thing I can think of is that you're moving in because you want to blow yourself up. There's thousands and millions of apartments in New York. You don't need to move in next door to me."
The entire feud is a sordid affair but the CliffsNotesversion is this: The two former friends got into a Twitter war after Hilton first trashed Gaga's single "Applause" and apparently made fun of Gaga's hip injury."Still have the text Perez sent me of me in a wheelchair with the words KARMA written across + Madonna pointing a gun at me," she tweeted. Then things apparently escalated with Hilton looking at apartments in Gaga's building for his upcoming move from Los Angeles to New York."STAY AWAY FROM ME + MY FAMILY YOU ARE SICK TRYING TO RENT AN APARTMENT IN MY BUILDING TO STALK ME. LEAVE ME ALONE!!!" she tweeted.
Hilton started to get death threats from Gaga's fans so he posted the following statement on his website.
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.
Drama! How will this end? Who cares when you have an album out? Gaga has been making the rounds lately in support of her new album "ART POP." You can read our full review: here.