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Grace Jones Talks Lady GaGa Collaboration: “I’d Prefer To Work With Somone Who Is Not Copying Me”

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gracejones fashion4 Grace Jones Talks Lady GaGa Collaboration: Id Prefer To Work With Somone Who Is Not Copying Me

It looks like everyone isn’t a fan of Lady GaGa after all. One of the singer’s main inspirations, the legendary Grace Jones, apparently rejected an offer to do a collaboration with one of Pop music’s rising stars by saying the she’d rather work with “someone who is not copying” her style. Check out what Jones had to say below:

Pop music’s original diva of the night recently took on Lady Gaga in an interview with the Guardian newspaper. Asked how she felt about Gaga, Jones responded: “I really don’t think of her at all. I go about my business.”

And what of accusations that Gaga had taken her style? “Well, you know, I’ve seen some things she’s worn that I’ve worn, and that does kind of piss me off.” Has Gaga asked her to collaborate? “Yes, she did, but I said no,” Jones responded. “I’d just prefer to work with someone who is more original and someone who is not copying me, actually.” {Source}

Ouch. Unlike M.I.A. who also slammed GaGa in a recent interview, Jones definitely has a point. Although GaGa has offered her praise on many occasions, there is no denying that on sometimes she seems to be blatantly copying Jones’ style rather than being merely influenced. Either way, nothing is original in the music industry anymore as acts regularly copy each other in hopes of finding success. Just ask Alexandra Burke

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137 Comments

  1. April 17, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    geronimo says:
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    is she referring to little ms no talent rihanna?

  2. April 17, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    leon says:
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    Pow! Real talk…but she should be flattered. don’t be bitter, its so unattractive.

  3. April 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    jonstrax says:
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    I HAVE TO AGRRE WITH GRACE JONES ON THIS ONE

    http://WWW.FRESHURBANENT.CO.UK <<< CHECK OUT MY ENTERTAINMENT WEBSITE COMMENTS WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

  4. April 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    2BAD2BME says:
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    SOOOOOO NOT CLASSY ALL THEE b****** KEEP SAYING LADY GAGA IS COPYING THEM…..WOMEN CAN BE SO JEALOUS AND SENSELESS

  5. April 17, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    2BAD2BME says:
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    YOU DON’T HEAR TINA TURNA BACK LASHING BEYONCE……..IF U PAVED THE WAY THEN YOU SHOULDN’T BE UPSET IT’S WHAT THE INDUSTRY IS ABOUT

  6. April 17, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    Aunt Jackie says:
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    Wish she wouldn’t have even spoke on it. Seems a little hater-licious. I would have liked Grace to say she’s flattered that Gaga and so many other girls look up to her.

    *Bows down to Grace*

  7. April 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    MAD HOUSE 20/23 says:
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    GAGA IS COPYING GRACE CHRISTINA IS COPYING GAGA RIHANNA COPIED BEY NOW PEOPLE WANT TO SAY BEY IS COPYING HER NONE OF THOSE b****** ARE ORIGINAL OH I FORGOT RIHANNA WAS COPYING GAGA TO BUT WAKE UP PEOPLE

  8. April 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    Blasian says:
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    Well I don’t think she should speak on it. But it’s the Truth I will feel GREAT that someone else is taking on my style lets me know I made a impact on the Young.

    But it is the truth. Funny that her Fans can say someone else is copying off Lady Gaga style but When someone else do it’s about be HELL!

    IT’S THE TRUTH DEAL WITH I BEEN SAYING IT OVER AND OVER LADY GAGA ISN’T DOING ANYTHING NEW WITH HER STYLE

  9. April 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    MAD HOUSE 20/23 says:
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    BUT M.I.A. NEEDS TO SHUT THE f*** UP

  10. April 17, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    C says:
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    Wow she’s a b****, does she know what humbleness Is, she should be flattered anyone is inspire by her man looking ass

  11. April 17, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    Fred says:
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    I loved Grace Jones back in the day I adored how exotic she looked but she was always brash and rude. She is stating her opinion, which she has always done before and rudely as a matter of fact, how is this such a big deal now? Kids nowadays have no idea.

  12. April 17, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    NICKY says:
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    LMAO HHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAH

    OFF WITH LADY GAGAS HEAD…..QUEEN GRACE DONT LIKE THAT UGLY ASS WHITE GIRL!!!!!

    AND WHO SAID RIHANNA WAS COPYING GRACE JONES?!!!

    RIHANNA IS THE EPITOME OF BEAUTY. LADY GAGA IS THE EPITOME OF A TRANNY MESS…..IT SPEAKS YOUR TASTE WHEN YOU LIKE HER SAMANTHA. HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH

    LADY GAGA’S 10 MINUTES WILL BE UP WHEN THE DANCE CRAZE IS OVER. SHE RELEASES DANCE SONGS FOR EVERY RELEASE. NO ARTISTIC GROWTH WHATSOEVER.

  13. April 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm
    Kevin says:
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    Well, by this standard, Leona Lewis is 100% copying Mariah (mostly) and Whitney.

  14. April 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm
    Blasian says:
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    NICKY

    ? HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SAY LADY GAGA HAS NO “ARTISTIC GROWTH WHATSOEVER” BUT ISN’T THIS THE SOUND THAT RIHANNA’S GOING TO MAKE NEXT ALBUM THAT YOU CALL A QUOTE “MONSTER DANCE ALBUM” ????

    YOU AND YOUR DOUBLE STANDARDS ARE REALLY SILLY

  15. April 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    ~TeAM WeeZY~ says:
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    I like both Grace and Lady Gaga but Grace has a point. I don’t think Gaga is blatantly copying her or thinking in her head, “Oh yeah I’m about to where what Grace wore” but I do think she could tone the Grace down and do more Gaga. In addition, I get a “envious” feeling from how Grace said it. I commend her for being totally honest, but I think she feels Gaga is taking it to another level as far as being known for her off the wall fashion. But she speaks truth nonetheless. I still like them both.

  16. April 17, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    "Dj Y2k Malone" says:
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    The legendary Garce Jones has spoken

  17. April 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    DIVAZZ says:
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    GRACE JONES IS THE TYPE OF CHICK TO SPEAK HER MIND WEATHER IT’S GOOD OR BAD.GAGA FANS LADY GAGA ISN’T ORIGINAL.YOU FANS ARE DELUSIONAL TO THE FULLEST.AND GRACE IS RIGHT THEIR IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INSPIRATION AND COPYING.WHAT LADY GAGA IS DOING IS CALLED COPYING SHE’S A COPYCAT.DON’T GET MADE AT GRACE FOR ADMITTING IT OR VOICING HER FEELINGS.LADY GAGA JACKED GRACE JONES STYLE AT THE BEGINING OF HER CAREER.THEN SHE JACKED KLAUS NOMI’S STYLE(THAT’S WHO STYLE SHE’S JACKING NOW AND IN THE PAPARRIZ VIDEO).THEN SHE JACKED LEIGH BOWERY(BAD ROMANCE AND SO ON),THEN IT WAS MICHAEL JACKSON(LOVEGAME)THEN IT WAS FREDDIE MERCURY AND MADONNA.OH AND LIGHTING BOLT DAVID BOWIE.SHE SAID IT WAS A TRIBUTE UNTIL SHE KEEP ON USING IT THEN IT BECOMES A COPYING.WHAT GRACE IS SAYING IS THAT YOU HAVE TO BE ORIGINAL,ARTISTS TODAY JUST COPY AND COPY AND SAMPLE AND SAMPLE.NO ONE IS ORIGINAL IN TODAY’S MUSIC AND FASHION WORLD.WE NEED OLDER ARTISTS LIKE GRACE TO TEACH THE YOUNGER ARTISTS TO BE ORIGINAL.STOP COPYING!!!!!!!AND LOL LADY GAGA DID NOT INVENT ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC.@ BLASIAN OK AND WASN’T GAGA THE ONE WHO COPIED RIHANNA’S EH EH EH(UMBRELLA) FOR HER SONGS EH EH(NOTHING ELSE I CAN SAY),TELEPHONE(EH EH EH EH STOP TELEPHONIN MEEEE),ALEJANDRO.HER WHOLE FAME MONSTER ALBUM IS FILLED WITH EHHH.WHO DID THE EH ELLA ELLA THING BEFORE RIHANNA.ARTISTS TODAY HAVE NO ARTISTIC INTEGRITY.EVERYONE IS JUST A ARTIFICIAL ACT.

  18. April 17, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    kingnoah3000 says:
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    big difference in being inspired by an artist n stealin.. I agree with Grace jones..

  19. April 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    cool chick says:
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    i love gaga<3 lol and thats all that matters

  20. April 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    stan says:
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    everyone copies everyone.

  21. April 17, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    X,Y,"and Z" says:
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    @Trent — Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahhahahah ……(falls on floor, clutching chest: hyperventilating; ….gets second wind) ….Bwahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah…(lays still, the sting-of-lactic-acid build-up in facial muscles, waits a few) ….Bwahahahahahahahahahah…..!!!!

    I LOVE THIS…MORE…MORE…GIVE ME MORE!!!!! I STILL listen to Grace Jones: Sly and Robbie – “Nipple to the Bottle”, “Walking in the Rain”. OMG, Trent, Real-Talk, I was JUST listening to Grace: NO lie!!

    If y’all wanna hear some serious “cutting-edge” music, done well-over a decade ago, go and listen to Grace Jones: “Nipple to the bottle” and “Walking in the rain”. <<– A "full-course meal! And when you're done, "wash-it-down" with some "Sly and Robbie!"

    And I wanna hear what Grace has to say 'bout Madonna: another …FRAUD! Madonna, Rihanna and JLo done "opened their legs, to-get-to-where, they-NOW are!"

  22. April 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    Ghetto Fab says:
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    Ladies and Gentleman the legend, the shock Queen, madam Grace Jones has spoken finally! Now some of you may or may not have liked it but she was being Honest. And that is what Grace Jones is famously known for being. She doesn’t give a rats ass what yall think. In a way she has a point although I wish she had just not comment on the whole issue. That’s Grace for you though.

    I’m sure this is going to make headlines lol.

  23. April 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    DIVAZZ says:
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    ANYWAY WOULD ANYONE LIKE IT IF SOMEONE TOOK THEIR STYLE AND MADE IT INTO SOMETHING BEYOND WHAT THEY COULD DO.ALSO TAKING/COPYING PEOPLE’S STYLE TAKE AWAY THE ORIGINAL ARTISTS STAMP ON THE LOOK.IT NOW BECOMES KNOWN AS THE NEWER ARTISTS LOOK INSTEAD OF THE OLDER ARTISTS LOOK.WOULD ANYONE WANT SOMEONE TO CAME AND COPY THEM AND GET ALL THE SHINE AND ATTENTION FOR IT.LEAVING THE OLDER ARTISTS IN THE GROUND AS NOT THE ORIGINAL.LADY GAGA COPIED MICHAEL JACKSON’S TRILLER DANCE MOVES.WITH THE ZOMBIE HANDS.NOW IT’S GOING TO ME KNOWN AS LADY GAGA’S DANCE MOVES INSTEAD OF MICHAEL JACKSON.I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND WHY GRACE IS UPSET AND SHE HAS A RIGHT TO BE IT WAS HER STYLE FIRST.I THINK MADONNA WANTS TO VOICE HER OPINION ON LADY GAGA BUT KNOWS THEIRS NO COMPETITION BETWEEN HER AND GAGA.MADONNA IS THE QUEEN OF POP.

  24. April 17, 2010 at 6:48 pm
    RANDOM says:
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    uh oh crap.

  25. April 17, 2010 at 6:49 pm
    vegasgirl says:
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    Every artists draws inspiration from other artists…Grace Jones is avante garde but she wasn’t even the only one doing back in the 80’s. The 70’s and 80’s were full of “avante garde” arists and if Gaga was out back then she would have just blended into the rest of the artists.

    Someone like Grace who was around then probably thinks all the artists that are currently popular lack vision and originality. That being said the reason GaGa has been able to attract so much attention is she took ” avante garde ” and made it MAINSTREAM again, that’s how bland the scene is/was( now every chick wants to be edgy ). Gaga is talented and she has never claimed she created a damn thing, she has ALWAYS said she was heavily influenced by Bowie, Jones and the others.

    Grace has every right to express her opinion but really she should be flattered that GaGa and others invoke her name because I hadn’t heard it in many many years.

  26. April 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    X,Y, "and Z" says:
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    OMG, 2-Pimp Slaps, in the space of a week:
    1.)Nicki Minaj showing Rihanna: “who-dat-b**** is!”
    2.)Grace Jones telling Lady Gaga: “Fall-back, FRAUD!”…I LOVE IT!!

    So now, to “complete the Trifecta”, I’ll need R.Kelly to give Trey Songz the tongue-lashing, and “Proper dressing-down” he so-well deserves!

  27. April 17, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    Richard says:
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    When Grace Jones walks out the house with a diamond encrusted lobster on her head, then I’ll say GaGa is copying her.

    It’s all couture and avant garde fashions. Grace Jones is just bitter because GaGa is going to outshine her in the long run.

  28. April 17, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    vegasgirl says:
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    Artists like Gaga who do acknowledge her inspirations do also help bring recognition for the artists from the younger generation who didn’t know about them. So this really is a good thing because maybe kids will expand their horizons and rediscover the old, original work. I hate when artists don’t acknowledge their influences because then they are attempting to claim something that doesn’t belong to them. That really pisses me off!

  29. April 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    Ghetto Fab says:
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    @Richard

    I love Gaga but she will never outshine Madonna nor Grace Jones. Grace was the original shock queen and a Pop Icon. Everything about her was iconic. She practically put designers on the map back then. The first to do it will always be the one remembered. Why do you think her name keeps coming back up? Nobody forgot her and nobody ever will.

  30. April 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    RANDOM says:
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    nicki didn’t do s*** to rihanna she just wanted to tour with gaga even after gaga told her manger to choose between them,and now she has diddy.

  31. April 17, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    RihannaLover says:
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    @ C- She hasn’t heard of “humbleness” because IT DOESN’T EXIST!!! It’s HUMILITY sweetie!!! SMDH!!! Grace Jones is speaking the truth!!! Gaga isn’t doing anything that hasn’t been done before!!! Not too many people are!!! Everything is recycled! The only original thing about her is her songs!!! I’m still a fan though!

  32. April 17, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    DIVAZZ says:
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    @VEGASGIRL THATS HOW MUCH YOU KNOW RIHANNA WAS EDGY WITH “GOOD GIRL GONE BAD” EVEN BEFORE LADY GAGA CAME OUT AND IT WAS ALL ABOUT RIHANNA AND HER STYLE AND WHAT SHE WAS GOING TO WEAR NEXT.AND IF YOU LOOK AND GRACE JONES FASHION AND THEN YOU LOOK AT GAGA’S FASHION YOU WILL SEE THAT LADY GAGA DID IN FACT COPY SOME OF GRACES STYLE.LIGHTING BOLT BELONGS TO DAVID BOWIE.EVERYONE COPIES NO! BECAUSE THEY ARE A LOT OF ORIGINAL ARTISTS LIKE GRACE HERSELF,LEIGH BOWERY,BOY GEORGE,DAVID BOWIE,MADONNA,MICHAEL JACKSON AND KLAUS NOMI.AND LOT MORE ARTISTS,I THINK YOU MEAN ARTISTS TODAY COPY,NOT ARTISTS BACK IN THE 70’S AND 80’S.SOME IN THE 90’S TOO.THEIR HAS TO BE A ORIGINAL OR ELSE WOULD PEOPLE PUT THEIR STAMPS ON THINGS.LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON ZOMBIES(TRILLLER) EVERYONE ELSE COPIED IT.YES HE DID NOT INVENT IT BUT HE MADE IT UNIQUE AND IT WAS THE FIRST SHORT FILM MUSIC VIDEO.HE IS ALSO KNOWN FOR STANDING ON HIS TOES AND GRABBING HIS PRIVATES(AS A SEXUAL THING)THEN EVERYONE IN MUSIC STARTED GRABBING THEIR BODIES.SOME PEOPLE ARE UNIQUE AND SOME PEOPLE JUST COPY.ARTISTS INCLUDING USHER,CHRIS BROWN,NEYO,OMARION,JASON DERULO AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE ARE KNOWN FOR COPYING MICHAEL JACKSON’S DANCE MOVES.

  33. April 17, 2010 at 7:22 pm
    LMFAO says:
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    Grace Jones is a Hot motherfucking mess all in itself…Grace Jones who???? sit yo black old ass down somewhere swamp creature your career ending millions and millions of years ago…ROFL

  34. April 17, 2010 at 7:23 pm
    hey hey hey says:
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    she looks like chris rock on crack.

  35. April 17, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    Demi says:
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    I thought some of the stuff lady gaga is doing comes from grace Jones, because looking at a video from gaga and one from grace Jones, I hate to break it to ya but it’s like a splitting f****** image. the styles are the same gaga thought she made something new but all in all in came from that black man looking grace jones who looks like a hot damn mess

  36. April 17, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    X ,Y and Crazeee! says:
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    So obvious that you guys are so young.

    GRACE JONES is the ORIGINAL DIVA…she has always been extreme both in her presentation and lifestyle. I love her. I think GAGA does not speak to or give credit to those who she is obviously ‘inspired by’ and clearly Grace is one of her major INFLUENCES.

    Whta galls Grace and her fans like myself is when Gaga and gaga’s fans act like she invented the fffing wheel….

    Gaga is a boring little girl playing dress up

    Grace was is and will always be the true EXTREME diva!

  37. April 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    DIVAZZ says:
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    @RIHANNALOVER YOU MUST NOT KNOW ALL THE SAMPLES THAT LADY GAGA’S MUSIC HAS.SHE SAMPLED.THE MUH MUH MUH MUAH IS FROM BONEY M’S MA BARKER,SUMMERBOY IS BLONDIE,HER ALBUM HAS A LOT OF THUMPING SYNTHS LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON’S BAD.EH EH(NOTHING ELSE I CAN SAY) AND TELEPHONE’S EH EH EH EH EH EH STOP TELEPHONIN MEE EE EE IS FROM RIHANNA’S “UMBRELLA”.THE I WANT YOUR UGLY,I WANT YOUR DISEASE REFERS TO BONEY M.SHE HAS SAMPLED A LOT OF DEPECHE MODE’S MUSIC.SHE COPIES FREDDIE MERCURY AND QUEEN.ALEJANDRO INCORPORATES ELEMENTS ABBA’S AND ACE OF BASE.THE REASON WHY LADY GAGA IS DOING SO WELL IS BECAUSE SHE IS POP GRACE JONES ISN’T A POP ARTIST.WHEN GRACE LEAVES THIS EARTH AND PEOPLE LIKE LADY GAGA KEEP COPYING HER SHE WILL BE FORGOTTEN.

  38. April 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    Kongo says:
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    loooool i remeber when she wanted to beat up this interviewr this b**** crazy
    but hey that is grace jones for you she is a truuue diva!
    i dont care for lady gaga i caught her out on who she really is nothing special
    to me she is trying tooo hard .. she always copys people but than always say it was a Tribute
    A TRIBUTE b**** is a SWAGGER JACKER the end peace !

  39. April 17, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    DIVAZZ says:
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    @DEMI AND @HEY HEY HEY IT’S CALLED ANDROGYNY MEANING LIKE CROSS DRESSING.IT’S LIKE DAVID BOWIE.YALL DUMB IDIOTS HAVE NO f****** SENSE JUST CAUSE LADY GAGA IS MODERN DOESN’T MEAN SHE ISN’T A COPYCAT.AND YALL ARE THE ONES TO TALK ABOUT LOOKS WHEN EVERYONE KEEPS SAYING LADY GAGA LOOKS LIKE A MAN WITH HER BIG NOSE.GRACE JONES IS A GORGEOUS BLACK WOMEN WITH A UNIQUE STYLE CAN’T SAY SAME FOR MAN GAGA.SHE A RIP OFF LITTLE s*** b****!!!!!!!!!

  40. April 17, 2010 at 7:49 pm
    Blasian says:
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    RIHANNA’S EDGY STYLE WAS DONE BY KELIS BEFORE WAY BEFORE RIHANNA LADY GAGA IS COPYING GRACE JONES

  41. April 17, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    niki says:
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    Useless information

  42. April 17, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    boom.boom.PAW! says:
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    Why would she be flattered when Gaga straight copying her style and the media is acting like shes soo innovative when shes not. GOOD JOB GRACE! f*** GAGA!

  43. April 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    Ghetto Fab says:
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    While Grace Jones is at it she needs to go in on Rihanna, Amber Rose, Beyonce and all the rest of the b****** that have been jacking her style. All these hoes owe this woman a check. All have worn stuff and base their style somewhat off what she did in the 80s. Grace Jones don’t back down from anybody. If Madonna wasn’t such a chicken she would have said something a long time ago too. None of these artists are orginal. All basically are basing their entire looks/careers after 80s icons. And the ones that are original are ignored. smh

  44. April 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    boom.boom.PAW! says:
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    Gaga copying Grace is sooo obvious.
    Being inspired and straight copying is 2 different things.

  45. April 17, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    DIVAZZ says:
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    @WELL GHETTO FAB THE INTERVIEWER DIDN’T ASK HER ABOUT THEM THEY ASKED HER ABOUT LADY GAGA NOT RIHANNA.AND I AM SURE IF GRACE JONE WOULD OF SAID THEY ARE COPYING HER WOULD HAVE BEEN REALLY CATTY.BUT GRACE JONES JUST STATE A FACT WHEN SHE SAID LADY GAGA IS COPYING HER.BUT YOU ARE RIGHT ON SOME POINTS THE OLDER ARTISTS THAT THESE YOUNGER ARTISTS COPY GET IGNORED WHILE THE NEWER ARTISTS GETS SHINE FOR REFRESHING OLD STUFF.THIS WHOLE SICK GAME IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS SAD.THAT THESE PEOPLE CONTINUE TO USE OLD STUFF OVER AND OVER.IT NEVER ENDS,THEIR IS A ORIGINAL OR ORIGINATOR AT THE END OF THE DAY.GRACE JONES DIDN’T DO AS WELL AS GAGA IS DOING IS BECAUSE SHE’S NOT A POP ARTIST.EVERYTHING ABOUT GRACE STAYS TRUE TO HER AS A PERSON.EVERYTHING ABOUT GAGA IS FAKE!!!!! SHE IS THE BIGGEST PERSONA/CON ARTIST IN MUSIC.SHE NEEDS TO BE STEFANI NOT GRACE JONES/DAVID BOWIE/MADONNA/KLAUS NOMI/FREDDIE MERCURY.SHE’S FAKE!!!! HER MUSIC SHOULD BE STRANGE IF SHE WAS REALLY GAGA.

  46. April 17, 2010 at 9:03 pm
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    @ LMFAO

    Get some f****** perspective. Grace Jones’ “old black ass” paved the way for little phony white swaggerjacking Gaga.
    ______________________________________________________________________

    It kills me how people get offended when LEGENDS call out *imitators* for their s***. The media acts like Gaga is the second coming mainly because she’s a mediocre white b**** who acts slutty and does things to shock people (like Madonna). Rolling Stone magazine had the nerve to call Justin TimberFAKE the * New King of Pop* in 2003. What sort of s*** is that? That two faced occasional wigger swagger jacked MJ so bad it’s disgusting (for proof~watch his 2002 MTV VMA performance) The Grammys shitted on Gaga for a reason. She didn’t get best new artist because she’s a GIMMICK. Stefanie Germanotta couldn’t stay a brunette and keep the ugly outfits at home. She needs to distract people from her average *talent* The media is up her ass but the industry certainly is not. I’m glad Grace said what she said.

  47. April 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    cherie says:
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    Grace Jones is not the first person to call out an artist for copying her. Cyndi Lauper was pissed off at Madonna deliberately stealing her style and passing it off as her own
    (I agree). However IMO, ELVIS was the worst swagger jacker of all time. That m*********** stole the performance & musical styling of black artists like Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry while paying no homage. Then the media called him * The King of Rock and Roll* meanwhile MJ gets called “self proclaimed” KOP. GTFOH!!!!!

  48. April 17, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    Ghetto Fab says:
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    @ Jess

    Thank you! The media treats any new “White” yes I said it “White” artist like they are the second coming. Justin Timberpussy is a lame wack ass wigger that has imitated more MJ moves than MJ himself. I’m tired of the media glorifying all these people. Look at Justin Beiber. He’s an average mediocre singer who looks like any average white preteen walking in the mall yet they are acting like this kid is the second coming also. Its no different with Gaga. I love her but if a black girl had been doing the same, they would not have cared as much. When Kelis was doing it, they didn’t give a rats ass so why do they care when someone else is doing it? I think that may be what is really pissing Grace Jones off.

  49. April 17, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    NIQUE says:
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    EITHER WAY I’M SURE ITS NO SWEAT OFF GAGA’S BACK. SHE STILL HAS HER SUCCESS, HER MONSTERS TO SUPPORT HER, & HER DOE. GRACE JONES JUST GONNA HAVE TO STAY MAD. OH WELL……..

  50. April 17, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    Ghetto Fab says:
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    Actually if you guys read the entire article, Grace just brushes the Gaga topic off. Everyone is talking about it like it was the highlight of the interview but the interviewer was certainly fishing for info on what Ms. Jones thought about Gaga. Its really just a tiny portion of her interview where as M.I.A. really went in on her. What yall have to understand is that this is an eccentric woman who lives in her own world and she don’t give a flying f*** about what anyone thinks. She says whats on her mind and makes no apologies for it. I’d like to see a pop star of today do that.

  51. April 17, 2010 at 9:38 pm
    X ,Y and Crazeee! says:
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    Ghetto Fab you are so right… The entire interview was SO GRACE JONES…she says what she thinks and lives her life to suit her and her alone… Grace Jones is truly as ICON. Gaga is such a gimmick…. this does not mena she does not have some catchy songs but you are comparing a legendary talent and an overhyped mordern day ‘performer’

    I suggest you all go to Youtube and resrach some of Graces legnedary performances!!!

  52. April 17, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    Qtis says:
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    Why do yall constantly talk about Rihanna? Rihanna is a cute girl and that’s it!!!!!!!!!! Nothing more. She damn sure aint no singer. As for Lady Grace, she is absolutely right because the world is acting like GaGa is the queen of shock/pop and she is just a decent singer/piano player/mimic with a lot of nerve. No offense to anyone but being white pushes her over the top cause she damn sure wouldn’t be getting all this attention if she was anything else (ask Kelis).

  53. April 17, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    RihannaLover says:
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    @DIVASS- I meant in terms of writing her own songs!!! Yes, she has sampled other musicians but at end of the day, most of the song is her original work!!! Who hasn’t sampled someone else?! Please take your hands off the caps key too! It’s not necessary!!!

  54. April 17, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    K-N says:
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    @GHETTO FAB
    @QTIS

    YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. THESE ARE THINGS MOST OF ‘US’ KNOW BUT DON’T WANT TO SAY BECAUSE WE’LL BE LABELED PREJUDICED OR HATERS. DO NOT EVEN GET ME STARTED ON JUSTIN BIEBER. THE MEDIA JUST COMPARED HIM TO THE BEATLES (SMGDH). HIS ASS WILL FALL OFF TOO UNLESS HE STARTS SINGING SOME ROCK OR HEAVY METAL s***. MOST WHITE ARTIST USE ‘URBAN MUSIC’ TO GET THROUGH THE DOOR AND THEN DROP IT LIKE A BAD HABIT (FOR EX. P!NK)

  55. April 17, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    Caitlin says:
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    Ouch.
    & GHETTO FAB, you’re so right.

  56. April 17, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    DIVAZZ says:
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    JUST BECAUSE EVERYONE COPIES DOESN’T MEAN IT IS RIGHT!!!!!!!! JUST LIKE JUST BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE OR DRINK DOESN’T MEAN IT IS RIGHT.JUST LIKE BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS AN OPINION DOESN’T MEAN IT IS FACT!!!!!!!!!.BE ORIGINAL,THIS WHITE AND BLACK THING IS VERY TRUE BUT IT IS RACIST!!!!!!! I HEAR HOW SO MANY PEOPLE ALL RACES SAYING THE “N” WORD LIKE IT’S NOTHING LIKE IT’S A REGULAR WORD.THE DAMN WORD IS HURTFUL TO MANY OF OUR ANCESTORS.IF MARTIN LUTHER KING,ROSA PARKS,GHANDI,AND MOTHER TORESA WERE ALIVE THEY PROBABLY WOULD’VE DROPPED DEAD FROM SHOCK,PAIN AND ANGER OUT OF THE SHAMEFUL WORLD OF TODAY.ALL THAT THEY HAVE DONE ID FLUSHED DOWN THE DRAIN.PEOPLE NEED TO STOP WITH THEIR RACIST COMMENTS.WHAT IF SOMEONE WHO WORKED FOR THE NAACP(NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEDMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE)WERE TO BE ON THIS SITE AND FOUND OUT ALL THE HATEFULL AND RACIST THINGS BEING SAID ON THIS WEBSITE.

  57. April 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm
    Its Me Again says:
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    …ouch.

    I feel really bad for Gaga. She seems not to be liked very much among some celebrities. I recall an interview she did where she mentioned when she goes to industry events other celebrities walk right by her like she isn’t even there and she doesn’t have many celebrity friends and thus her fans are her friends.

    The great Michael Jackson was a fan of hers though, if I were her that’d make my entire life and I’d forget about everybody else.

  58. April 17, 2010 at 11:49 pm
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    this conv is so useless, everyone is forgetting that gaga is a talented musician and artist she does play the play piano and write. i’m sure she has much more in store. her fashion is over the top in the way many 80’s artist were not just the Queen Grace.

  59. April 18, 2010 at 12:21 am
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    WELL THEN U WOULDNT WANA WORK WITH RIHANNA CUS SHE IS THE ONE THAS MOST DEFINETELY COPYING YOU GRACE JONES NOT LADY GAGA…

  60. April 18, 2010 at 12:24 am
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    I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST RIHANNA I CUS I THNK SHE IS s*** ND I LIKE HER MUSIC BUT GOTTA KEEP DAT s*** 150

  61. April 18, 2010 at 12:25 am
    fentythealien says:
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    IT DOES NOT MATTER IF SHE IS OR NOT. LADY GAGA DOES IT BETTER.

    AT LEAST GAGA IS MENTIONED, UNLIKE RIHANNA THE LITTLE s***.

  62. April 18, 2010 at 12:37 am
    ADE says:
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    Grace Jones might be right and is the original diva but she is a f****** classless hot mess who looks like she has been baking in the oven on slow roast for centuries. I cant stand this rude b****, she has the stankest attitude ever…this c*** makes Naomi Campbell look like a f****** saint.

  63. April 18, 2010 at 12:44 am
    Warren says:
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    Loved M.I.A.’s brilliant points. And now the woman Grace Jones backs her up. Must make so many ppl’s skin crawl!

  64. April 18, 2010 at 1:13 am
    planes234 says:
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    lady gaga is FAR better than grace jones and MIA put together, who really cares about them.

  65. April 18, 2010 at 2:44 am
    greg says:
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    i think grace jones should come back and say this when she has a diamond album and number one single ;)

  66. April 18, 2010 at 3:03 am
    jazzy says:
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    YOU WANNA TALK ABOUT COPYING LETS TALK ABOUT BEYONCE COPYING RIHANNA’S DRESS AT THE GRAMMY’S.

  67. April 18, 2010 at 4:00 am
    Tha Phoenix says:
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    @Jazzy – I’m not quite sure how that makes sense… how could B have known what Rih was going to wear TO THE SAME EVENT? These things are never disclosed…

    unless you’re talking about her ‘copying’ a Rih dress from another event.

    On a different note, I think we ALL remember the Rih of S.O.S days where people started called her Riyonce for a reason. Thankfully, those days of her copying B are over. I like the fact that Rih’s gone in a different direction – her and B are two completely different artists now.

    And, I’m a Monster, bur Grace is right.

  68. April 18, 2010 at 4:32 am
    Rob says:
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    Both Grace Jones and M.I.A. are telling the TRUTH! Gaga is nothing than copy cat , but she is making good music.

  69. April 18, 2010 at 4:35 am
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    Lady GaGa has hailed Grace Jones as an inspiration but others are right here, there’s tributing and then there’s just plain old robbery. For Grace Jones to stay this about GaGa is a pretty big deal, she should take note.

    P.s. I wonder about that feet washing story…Grace clearly thought about her then.

  70. April 18, 2010 at 5:12 am
    RihannasClit says:
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    Is Grace Jones a man or a woman?

  71. April 18, 2010 at 5:22 am
    boom.boom.PAW! says:
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    @PLANES234
    Yeah f****** right!

  72. April 18, 2010 at 7:21 am
    AMBER_ROSE_IS_UGLY says:
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    I’D BE MAD TOO IF SOMEONE HAD ACHIEVED ALMOST MORE THAN ME IN 3 YEARS TOO. REMEMBER WHEN GRACE SLAPPED THAT HOST BECAUSE HE WAS PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO THE OTHER GUEST ON THE SHOW. SHE IS JUST JEALOUS AND WANTS A LITTLE ATTENTION. YEAS GRACE JONES IS LADY GAGA’S INSPIRATION, BUT EVERYTHING GAGA DOES SHE DOES NOT THINK ABOUT GRACE JONES BEFORE SHE DOES IT. GRACE JONES IS NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO DRESSES THAT WAY AND I WISH SHE WOULD STOP SMELLING HER UGLY SELF.

  73. April 18, 2010 at 7:26 am
    LMFAO says:
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    THANK YOU ALTHOUGH i HATE BOTH GRACE JONES AND LADY GAGA i HAVE TO SAY IF LADY GAGA IS COPYING SHE IS DOING IT WAY BETTER THEN THE MAN GRACE JONES

  74. April 18, 2010 at 7:43 am
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    I wish Grace Jones well! Grace was and still is sensational, during her times people were a lot more racist and now they still are but the time is different. Rihanna has copied many people Beyonce, Grace Jones the little girl from Toronto.
    Micheal Jackson copied James Brown and now Chris Brown is doing both, the only different these are legends and they are now deceased, so in their honor Chris Brown do respectfully perform like them.
    To out right copy some ones work while they are still living with out respecting them like Rihanna and GaGa is out right wrong. Rihanna later said she is coping Grace, only when she was approach and had to admit up to it. Rihanna thought she could get away with it, but she was put on front street immediately by Grace Jones fans.
    Grace Jones is original and the first freak diva in the business.
    Tina Turner copied Naomi the jungle girl an old movie , I may have said the name wrong but any way Ike Turner took a fictional movie character and gave Tina Turner that image .
    I can not think of anybody that Grace Jones copied, she is original 100%.

  75. April 18, 2010 at 7:56 am
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    As long as GaGa says, “I get my style from so-and-so.”
    I don’t see what the problem is. GaGa ALWAYS says
    who she’s inspired by. Grace should be flattered GaGa
    is influenced by her. GaGa could totally ignore Grace Jones
    and continue on with her avante garde looks. But she doesn’t
    she mentions her along with Bowie and countless others.
    A lot of people from my generation don’t know who Grace Jones
    is, I sure as hell didn’t until GaGa said she was inspired by her.

    So Grace, humility is key dearest.

  76. April 18, 2010 at 8:11 am
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    Grace Jones is a pillar in the fashion and music world, and it is testament to Gaga`s vision as an artist that she has chosen to incorporate elements of her aesthetic. She has cited her as an inspiration in countless interviews, as well as Madonna, Bowie, Klaus Nomi, Queen, and all the other famous acts from which she has been accused of “stealing“.

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, not to mention impossible to avoid as an artist working in the same genre. The mark of genius in Gaga`s look is that it is ever-changing and evolving, recalling powerful images from the past while also challenging and twisting them. With the release of the Fame Monster and her new tour, she has already left the Jones-look to explore new and different forms of inspiration, while always STAYING UNIQUE.

    I adore and appreciate both Grace Jones and Lady Gaga. Its just a shame that the feeling can`t be shared between them. I`m sure Ms. Jones had muses of her own, and I only hope that they were more understanding towards her than she to has been to Gaga.

    Ladies, stay fierce, fabulous, and supportive, and keep the good art coming!

  77. April 18, 2010 at 8:13 am
    bluekid says:
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    GAGA has no choice but to acknowledge that she jacked Grace Jones, it is so obvious. For has Grace Jones should be grateful to GAGA, Grace Jone will slap the p*** out of that child.

  78. April 18, 2010 at 8:17 am
    bluekid says:
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    I’m going to leave this because white folks have been coping blacks for years and getting rich off black folks idea, while the black entertainer suffer and go with out. I will let you GAGA and Rihanna fans fight this out because these people have no originality.

  79. April 18, 2010 at 8:24 am
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    Bluekid you cannot believe that we live in an age where black artists don`t get the cred they deserve. You also can`t believe that to be black means to be completely uninspired by other artists, whatever race they are. Finally, you don`t believe that black artists dont copy eachother…

    Its 2010 aka time to let people`s art and accomplishments speak for themselves in terms of integrity and originality, without regard to the colour of their skin.

  80. April 18, 2010 at 8:33 am
    Greg says:
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    @BLUEKID

    MJ did not “copy” James Brown, he drew inspiration from him and made that influence HIS OWN!!

    @PLANES234
    @LMFAO

    Delusional Lady Gay Gay worshipers. Ask yourselves why most celebrities can’t stand her, just like most couldn’t stand Madonna. Answer= because they are two mediocre white women who spread their legs and play at being homosexual to sell records. That s*** is ridiculous and insulting to REAL artistry.

  81. April 18, 2010 at 8:36 am
    Greg says:
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    @ SCISSORSISTER

    You’re in serious denial. Ask yourself why Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga’s wins at the Grammys got more shine than Beyonce’s record 6 wins that night. Why does Elvis Presley’s musical accomplishments get far more respect than MJ’s, even though MJ surpassed him & broke many of his records. Use your critical thinking skills.

  82. April 18, 2010 at 8:44 am
    Greg says:
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    @ITS ME AGAIN

    It is hilarious that most celebs DO NOT LIKE GAGA. The acclaimed music video & film director Michel Gondry (directed videos for The Rolling Stones, Radiohead, The White Stripes) declined a request to work with her, saying she’s artificial just like Madonna & that MJ will always be the ultimate pop star. Eminem looked like he wanted to punch her ass in the face at the 2009 VMAS. Now Grace Jones. i heard she wants to work with David Bowie and I’m sure he would decline.

  83. April 18, 2010 at 8:48 am
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    AMBER ROSE IS UGLY AND @LMFAO SHUT THE f*** YOU STUPID b******.LADY GAGA IS THE ONE EVERYONE CALLS BIG NOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU WANT TO CALL GRACE’S GORGEOUS SELF A MAN I WILL CALL THAT s*** GAGA OR MAN GAGA.SHE’S A COPYCAT IF YOU LOOK AT THE OUTFITS SHE WORE IN HER EARLY STAGES OF HER CAREER.YOU WILL SEE THAT SHE CLEARLY COPIED GRACE JONES.SHE JUST WANTS TO COPY PEOPLE BECAUSE SHE GETS MORE ATTENTION THAN GRACE DOES.LADY GAGA IS NOT A BETTER ARTIST THAN GRACE AND HER STYLE ISN’T BETTER THAN GRACE BECAUSE GRACES STYLE IS ACTUALLY UNIQUE.UNLIKE THAT MAN GAGA WHO CLAM THAT HER STYLE IS UNIQUE.SHE HAS COPIED ALL HER INSPIRATIONS TO GET WHERE SHE IS NOT A TRUE ARTIST IN MY EYES.HER MUSIC IS NOT A REFLECTION OF HER STYLE.HER SONGS ARE JUST CATCHY AVERAGE TRASH.GRACE JONES SONGS ARE STRANGE JUST LIKE HER.THE REASON WHY GAGA IS DOING BETTER THAN GRACE IS BECAUSE SHE IS A POP ARTIST.SHE CAN PLAY PIANO BUT THEY ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO CAN PLAY THE PIANO BETTER THAN HER.THEY ARE ARTISTS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WHO CAN SING BETTER THAN SHE CAN AND DANCE BETTER THAN SHE CAN.ARTISTS LIKE JANET JACKSON,BEYONCE,CIARA,TINA TURNER.THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS CRAZY BEFORE TALENT.GIMMIKY s*** MAN GAGA………………………………………………………………………….ANYONE WHO DOESN’T AGREE GO f*** YOURSELF b****** DELUSIONAL FANS.

  84. April 18, 2010 at 8:57 am
    SCISSORSISTER says:
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    - – GREG,

    Don`t get me wrong, I completely agree that, historically, white artists blatantly stole from their black peers and got all the credit. However, I do not believe that in today`s world, musicians like Beyonce and MJ are regarded with less esteem because they are black.

    In Beyonce`s case, her triumph at the grammys was undeniably astounding, and her ability as a performer speaks for itself. However, it is less surprising that she should have won, considering she has been around for many years making a name for herself. Gaga and Taylor Swift are newcomers and therefore garner slightly more attention, not because they are better but because they are potential up and comers.

    In regards to MJ, maybe he gets less cred than Elvis because of the scandal and the weird behaviour. Elvis is just easier to digest. Again, not claiming that he`s better…I prefer MJ, but maybe its you whose in denial that MJ`s lacking popularity is not because he`s “black“, but a possible child m*******. Just sayin…

  85. April 18, 2010 at 9:50 am
    Jhaye Star says:
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    And so the amazing Grace as spoken finally and am HAPPY she did, I love Gaga but people need to know the truth. YESSSS Grace is a b**** if you call it that but she have all the rights !!!

    Bow Down to the Amazing Grace !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. April 18, 2010 at 9:54 am
    bluekid says:
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    @BLUEKID

    MJ did not “copy” James Brown, he drew inspiration from him and made that influence HIS OWN!!
    _________________________________________________________________
    Micheal Jackson start his career as doing the whole James Brown routine. When MJ was 7-12 he was famous for imitating James Brown it wasn’t until he was 19 that he was inspired to do his own routine which is that leg kick and the famous ehhhhhhhhehhheh, it wasn’t until he was in his twenty that he would add the standing on his toe’s and doing the moon walk and it wasn’t until he was in his thirty something that he added the crouch grabbing. James Browns was honored because MJ was a cute child and he had real original talent for has his voice goes. something that neither of the above have.

  87. April 18, 2010 at 10:06 am
    bluekid says:
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    SCISSORSISTER

    April 18, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Bluekid you cannot believe that we live in an age where black artists don`t get the cred they deserve. You also can`t believe that to be black means to be completely uninspired by other artists, whatever race they are. Finally, you don`t believe that black artists dont copy eachother…

    Its 2010 aka time to let people`s art and accomplishments speak for themselves in terms of integrity and originality, without regard to the colour of their skin.
    ________________________________________________________________
    In 1970’s when the above black artist came out they did not get cred that they deserve and you can not patten a style because if you could Grace Jone’s would be getting paid. Rihanna and GAGA are swagger jackers, non-stop. When people in the industry point out to you that you are taking others swagger, what can you do about it accept to acknowledge the truth and that is what Rihanna and GAGA is doing acknowledging that they did take others styles and neither are original in style or music, except for Rihanna she sounds like a yodeling dying goat, which there is nobody out their with that ear bleeding voice.

  88. April 18, 2010 at 10:29 am
    SCISSORSISTER says:
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    BLUEKID

    MJ may well have not got the credit he deserved when he started off. This is not because he is black, but because he was swagger-jacking James Brown. Case in point: MJ, who is now regarded as a genius, grew as a pop artist in the mainstream by first reflecting the styles of others, before crafting a distinctly personal style. Call it what you want, but to make art is to respond to creations which already exist. “Inspiration“

    Lady Gaga is not a thief, she is an artist inspired by the work of her predecessors, all of whom she thanks and honours constantly, while working to carve out her own aesthetic. I am not as familiar with all of Rihanna`s work, so I cannot offer any informed criticism. I will say that the Grace Jones outfit she is wearing in the previous post seems like a far more blatant rip-off than anything Gaga has worn, all of which simply reflects some of Ms. Jones` style-choices.

  89. April 18, 2010 at 10:50 am
    bluekid says:
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    @ SCISSORSISTER

    I see that you are not black! Plus you have missed everything I was trying to say. You missed the point and yes GAGA is a thief, but with that said most artist who do not have their own style do not last long. MJ eventually got his own style. Something GAGA nor Rihanna will ever have, if you have not gotten you own style by the time you get 25 you want get it. Even Madonna has her own style for has swagger and music and she was able to reinvent her self countless number of times with out swagger jacking and with out inspiring her on touches to those she may have borrowed from ” Marylin Monroe”. I don’t see Lady GAGA or Rihanna career lasting as long as MJ or Madonnas. They can not reinvent them selves with out swagger jacking others style and they are not even creative in adding or taking it to a new level they are swagger thieves.
    And I do think GAGA is talented in her own right she just not original.

  90. April 18, 2010 at 10:58 am
    bluekid says:
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    I can say this Rihanna or Lady GAGA is not going to come hard are bad with Grace Jone’s they both will get the p*** slapped right out of them. Rihanna better have learned how to run by now because Grace Jones can whoop Chris Brown azz and will take him and beat her azz using his body, so if this bytch think they are bad, they need to think again. Ms. Jones do not play, and that’s what I love about her.
    Ms. Grace Jones will do a quick exorcist and whip the devil right out of Rihanna and Lady GAGA.

  91. April 18, 2010 at 11:05 am
    razzle dazzle says:
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    Grace is an original, an original female Bowie copycat! I cannot name a single song of hers and remember her in ‘Conan’. Gaga is wonderful and talented and has admitted to being influenced Grace. It seems like all these older “celebrities”(Mia-30 something, Grace-60 something) really are threatend by the Lady. Oh well, Gaga must be doing something right!

  92. April 18, 2010 at 11:24 am
    Ghetto Fab says:
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    @Razzle Dazzle

    Bowie Copycat??? lmao don’t make me laugh. Grace took it to a level that Bowie NEVER took it to. The only thing he had going was the Androgyny. Again just because you youngins can’t name a song from her doesn’t mean she wasn’t hot. And if you are older and you never heard of her than your ass never went out of your house during the 70s/80s because Grace Jones was played at all the hottest clubs from ones in Europe to Studio 54 in America. She was a fixture on the disco scene. And yes she is 60 something and looks damn good for her age. Threatened by Gaga?!?!? lmao Again go back and read the full interview and see how Gaga’s name comes up into the conversation. She never mentioned her, the interviewer did. And she responded and just shrugged the whole incident off. Thats Typical Grace for you. She is a legend.

  93. April 18, 2010 at 11:33 am
    Symone says:
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    Never even heard of this woman but she’s around my Grandmother’s age so I would assume she appeals to older people.I checked out an old clip and I don’t think GaGa is even thinking her.I just feel this is a ploy for her to get attention,she won’t be the first fading star to do it and she will definitely not be the last……

  94. April 18, 2010 at 11:35 am
    razzle dazzle says:
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    Oh yeah, all of you bitching about Gaga above, calling her “a thief” and ” a fad” are obviously old and bitter. Gaga is the biggest star in the world, writes simple pop songs that people in non- english speaking countries can sing to, and she ALWAYS names her influences. So. Many of you have clearly never listend to her music or read her lyrics. She never once claimed to be reinventing the pop wheel, she is simply adding fierce fashion to good old pop. Everyone is a immitator by the way. Grace copied Bowie and Mia copied Mc LYte and Prince copied everyone, so did Madonna. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Gaga is sweet and talented, who cares which celebrities like her. That comes off as soooooooooo elitest. All of you are clearly mane bitter haters who are dillusional and think that by hateing on a wonderful pop practition will “de-fame ” her. Lame. All Gaga fans are not retarded, I love Klaus Nomi and Bowie and can appreciate Grace! But acting like Gaga is junk is pathetic and predictable. The old and the elite always think they invented farting, honey, s*** has stunk forever!!!

  95. April 18, 2010 at 11:44 am
    Lalailadida says:
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    Well, Grace Jones is a legend and definitely one of the most original personalities of all time…She has a point. I’m sure she is flattered, but Grace tries hard to keep her artistic integrity. Ouch, I agree.

  96. April 18, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    razzle dazzle says:
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    Gaga is a star, and all the hipsters and artists out there should bed happy she is opening the young and the young at hearts eyes to the glory of pop art! She ain’t the first and she ain’t the last, but hopefully shw will be around for a while.

  97. April 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    WHAT THE f*** DO YOU KNOW? says:
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    YOU GUYS ON THIS SITE ARE REALLY YOUNG AND STUPID DUMBASSESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE f*** ARE YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT GRACE JONES COPIED DAVID BOWIE.UH REALITY CHECK HELLO! GRACE JONES STYLE IS NOTING LIKE BOWIES.AND YOU ALL TALK ABOUT GRACE HATING ON LADY GAGA UH IF YOU DIDN’T REALIZE IT THE INTERVIEWER OBVIOUSLY ASKED GRACE ABOUT GAGA.SHE DID NOT SAY LADY GAGA NAME LIKE M.I.A DID,AND SHE DID A WHOLE INTERVIEW.YOU ALL ARE JUST SEEING A PART OF IT,AND SHE DIDN’T BABBLE ON ABOUT GAGA LIKE M.I.A DID.GRACE CLEARLY ANSWERED THE QUESTION.YALL STUPID DELUSIONAL IDIOTIC FANS.YOU ARE ALL DUMB MONSTERS.MAN GAGA IS A GIMMICK,MAN GAGA IS A GIMMICK…………………………..MAN GAGA IS A GIMMICK…………………………MAN GAGA IS A GIMMICK……………………………….MAN GAGA IS A GIMMICK…………………………………………MAN GAGA IS A GIMMICK………………………………..MAN GAGA IS A GIMMMMMMMMMMMMMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCK…………….SHE IS A s***,w****,b**** f*** LADY GIMMICK GAGA.PURE FAKEISH s***.GRACE IS RIGHT POINT BLANK.

  98. April 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    The AlexanderTG says:
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    At the end of the day all those whacky costumes of Grace’s got her nowhere in terms of success with her music – her highest charting album in the US only got to 32 and her best single got to 71. Yet people put GaGa’s succession of US and UK number ones down to the whacky costumes she’s wearing!? Maybe GaGa has taken rather too much fashion inspiration from Grace, but lets not pretend that Grace was ever in the same league musically.

  99. April 18, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    UGh says:
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    Wowzers she didn’t have to go so hard on Gaga. Grace is being a real Diva. Imitation is the best form of flattery or something like that. Rihanna copies her too so i guess she won’t be doing any callabos with riri either.

  100. April 18, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    bluekid says:
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    GAGA is still a copy cat, swagger jacker!

  101. April 18, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    bluekid says:
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    Grace Jones will slap the p*** out of GAGA!

  102. April 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    TRUTH FULLY says:
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    Gaga is NOT the first star to be eccentric fashion wise, she clearly has been influenced by the likes of Ms Jones,Madonna,Bowie and the criminally underrated Klaus Nomi. That said, Gaga has always admitted that she has been influenced by those who came before her! Specifically the likes of Grace and Bowie! The difference between Gaga and Grace is that Gaga writes pop, the kind of pop that little schoolgirls in the Philippines can sing along too, without knowing a lick of English! Gaga is a combination of many great stars that came before her, and in that respect is similar to Madonna and Bowie, the two great cultural leeches of the 20Th century! Gaga is incredibly talented, a real sweet person and an amazing live performer! Like it was said above, she didn’t reinvent the pop wheel, she was not the first to dress up to promote a thought out image. She is just the latest, and one of the greatest disciples of a wonderful, fun, and simply pop bloodline of artists that stretch back past Liberace and Dali! She is the real deal, and a brilliant songwriter! I love Gaga and hope she is around for a long, long time! Grace should understand that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Gaga is no more a thief Annie Lennox or Madonna when it comes to Ms Jones style!

  103. April 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm
    Qtis says:
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    Unfortunately when a white artist imitates a black they usually get all the credit. That Im sure is part of GJ’s being pissed. As for the brilliant song writer, havent heard that yet. Catchy yes but brilliant not at all. Brilliant performer? WHEN? Brilliant singer/player? WHEN. MaDonna isn’t even brilliant so how can a cheap version of her be. Never a hater but that’s real talk all day.

  104. April 18, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    noah says:
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    yes yes yes grace!:D you tell’em!

  105. April 19, 2010 at 4:46 am
    The AlexanderTG says:
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    @QTIS – GaGa not a brilliant performer ? – have you been to one of her concerts? If you have and still didn’t find the performance brilliant you were probably the only person in the arena who didn’t. She may not be the best singer or best songwriter in the world, but to say she’s not a great performer…

  106. April 19, 2010 at 7:19 am
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    @The AlexanderTG: I’ve been to and seen many of GaGa’s, MaDonna’s, Christina’s, Rinhanna’s, Beyonce’s, Michael Jackson’s, Stevie Wonder’s, early Whitney,etc. I think you get the point. If shock and theatrics make a brilliant performance to you then I guess that’s brilliant but when I go see a recording artist live I wanna be wowed by their voice and stage presence not by circus theatrics. I’ve also been to Cirque Du Soleil already when it was at the Garden. If an artist is gonna give me theatrics you still gotta perform well cause I aint into the hype. I say that to say GaGa is a decent performer not bad like Rihanna but certainly not brilliant.

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    […] Rihanna is has started her Last Girl On Earth Tour in Antwerp, Belgium. The costumes are off the chain, and everyone is comparing her to Grace Jones, but she also has a little Tina Turner, in Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome (see picture below  if you’re too young to know). Speaking of Grace Jones this is what she has to say about Lady GaGa and all the other clones copying herr style: When asked how she felt about [Lady] Gaga, Jones responded: “I really don’t think of her at all. I go about my business.”And what of accusations that Gaga had taken her style? “Well, you know, I’ve seen some things she’s worn that I’ve worn, and that does kind of p*** me off.” Has Gaga asked her to collaborate? “Yes, she did, but I said no,” Jones responded. “I’d just prefer to work with someone who is more original and someone who is not copying me, actually.” {Source} […]

  108. April 19, 2010 at 9:51 am
    The AlexanderTG says:
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    @QTIS If you’ve been to many of GaGa’s and Madonna’s concerts, but don’t really rate them it poses the obvious question of why? – dragged along by a partner who’s a fan, someone in the business? If not why go more than once? Speaking as someone involved in the off-stage side of concerts (I sit at the back fiddling with switches and sliders) I’ve found GaGa to have great stage presence.

  109. April 19, 2010 at 11:20 am
    Beautiful Brown Skin says:
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    “No IDEAS ORIGINAL, THERE’S NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SON, ITS NEVER WHAT U DO BUT HOW ITS DONE”

  110. April 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    DizzyGuy1985 says:
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    Grace Jones 1978 album was titled “Fame”…Lady GaGa’s first album was entitled “The Fame”…I mean doesn’t that seem a bit odd?

    I love Lady gaga don’t get me wrong, but I’m just saying…everyone steals everyone’s stuff.

  111. April 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    The AlexanderTG says:
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    @DIZZYGUY1985

    Yep true and David Bowie’s single ‘Fame’ was released in 1975 – like you say everyone steals everyone’s stuff.

  112. April 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    joshhhhhh says:
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    Grace is just jealous that GaGa’s doing what she did….but better. sorry Grace

  113. April 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    frankie says:
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    shouldn’t she feel honored to inspire someone to be different and them selves

    i see it like this just because i have my style of making cookies doesn’t mean i am the only person in the world with that style even if i was acknowledged first

    Grace joes is like 60 years old its time to name a successor lady gaga said jones is like her idle so she should feel good to inspire so much….so much hate it sad

  114. April 19, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    frankie says:
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    oh and gaga sounds awesome with the acoustics piano…she should release an album thats all acoustics

    i would buy it

  115. April 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    aleksandra says:
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    @ TRUTH FULLY

    Lady Gay-Gay, is that you?

  116. April 19, 2010 at 8:04 pm
    aleksandra says:
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    @SCISSORSISTER

    Even before allegations of child molestation or weirdness, the industry DID NOT WANT to give MJ credit for his accomplishments. This is a well known fact and it can’t be down to anything else than the obvious difference between MJ and his legendary predecessors. We’re not talking about personal lives here. We’re talking about MUSIC & TALENT

  117. April 19, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    aleksandra says:
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    @SCISSORSISTER

    I also find it funny that the mainstream media always tried to cover up the fact that Elvis Presley blatantly STOLE from black artists like Chuck Berry & Muddy Waters while paying NO homage to them. He took all the credit and got labelled “The King of Rock and Roll’
    Elizabeth Taylor called MJ the King of Pop for the FIRST time at the Soul Train Music Awards in 1990 and the media LIED saying MJ called himself that. Elvis moved his future wife Priscilla Presley into Graceland when she was 14 and he was in his 20s. He more than likely was sleeping with her too, making him a child m*******. The media NEVER tells people this.

  118. April 19, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    james says:
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    @SCISSORSISTER

    On the topic of Beyonce: It doesn’t matter if she wasn’t as new an artist as Gaga or Taylor Swift. She still BROKE A RECORD at the Grammys and the media tried to sweep it under the rug.

    On the topic of MJ: His lacking popularity due to scandal only really occurred in America. Most other countries had better things to worry about (war, economy, jobs) than MJ’s trials. He sold out 50 shows in London in *record time*. He broke Elvis & Lennon’s immediate post-mortem sales and he wouldn’t have done that if his popularity waned around the world. The U.S. isn’t the center of the universe. It’s Americans who are quick to dismiss Michael in favor of Elvis. People in other countries tend to differ.

  119. April 20, 2010 at 5:02 am
    Annoyed says:
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    WTF?! Lady Gaga is not copying anyone! Who the hell is Grace Jones? I have never heard of her in my life! Grace has had her run and now Lady Gaga is here. Very unprofessional and childish to lash out at someone like that!

  120. April 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    The AlexanderTG says:
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    @JAMES

    True Michael was always popular in the UK, but he never quite reached the sales figures of Elvis. Up to this year Michael had sold just over 14 million records in the UK against Elvis’s just under 21 million.

  121. April 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    Junior in Jamaica says:
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    And all you can end and say is:

    “Either way, nothing is original in the music industry anymore as acts regularly copy each other in hopes of finding success.”

    But when it’s Rihanna who pays homage it’s a big deal.

  122. April 21, 2010 at 6:25 am
    rev09342 says:
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    You’ll be loving GAGA and u don’t even realise it !!! HAHA….

    The different is everything she does and did, are and were for her FANS !!!! Can any1 say that GAGA is 100% mimicking another person every pieces of the clothes????

    What world is this? Every1 is open their own fashion line….and doesn’t most of it look similar in some style? U call this DIY ppl !!! HAHHA…

  123. April 21, 2010 at 6:39 am
    JaydeLof3 says:
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    LADY GaGa likes to wear things her fans can replicate.

    The Telephone hitmaker — who’s famous for her wacky and wild dress sense — insists anyone can recreate her look.

    “When it comes to fashion I always need to keep my fans in mind,” said GaGa. “I need to, whether I am wearing something that is high fashion and was on a catwalk last week or a leather jacket I picked up at a vintage store, I need to create things and wear things that my fans can replicate in some way.”

    GaGa — real name Stefani Germanotta — recently revealed that she dyed her hair blonde so she wouldn’t be mistaken for British singer Amy Winehouse.

    “You know, it’s not a bad thing. I think Amy is beautiful, but when you’re trying to make imagery for yourself in the world… [At the time] I wasn’t even signed, I was making music in bars,” she said.

    “And then everyone had dark hair and I used to wear my hair big and wear lots of eyeliner before Amy came out and then [she was everywhere and] I thought: ‘Oh s**t.’ So I dyed my hair.”

    Tags: lady gaga

  124. April 23, 2010 at 8:51 am
    90minuteblonde says:
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    I still admire Grace Jones. But I will never EVER stop loving Gagaloo. I respect them both equally for not caring what anyone else thinks. But to be totally honest? Grace Jones could not make it to the level of success as Gaga in this day and age. Gaga worked for YEARS AND YEARS to get to where she is. And she is still going hard. I feel like it’s much much more difficult to make a name for yourself by working hard now a days. All anyone cares about is if you have a million hits on Youtube. And Gaga did it right. Through the right channels. Down the right path. And even if she does lose her fame, which she never will. Once famous, always famous. The truth. She’s still got the Polaroid Creative Director job. People always seem to forget about that one.

  125. April 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    Genesis says:
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    Gaga takes inspiration from a shxtload of people, not just Grace. At least she went out of her way to look different from other artists around AT THE MOMENT.

    It’s not like Gaga is ONLY copying Grace Jones and it’s not like she’s taking all the credit for it. She always tells people who inspires her, which is a lot of 80s pop/rock artists. And besides, in a world of Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, I’d take a so-called Grace Jones rip-off any day.

    Anyway, I’m not torn since I love both Grace and Gaga. My free fierce b****** right there <3

  126. April 24, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    Elena says:
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    Ouch. I love me some Grace Jones, but I also love me some Gaga.
    And knowing that Grace is one of her biggest idols…I can only imagine how she’ll feel when she hears about this.
    It really is kind of heart breaking when you hear that one of your heroes dissed you.

  127. April 24, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    Doly says:
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    I see where Grace’s frustration comes from, even though I adore both of these women. Grace Jones was considered a freak, a monster, unattractive, scary, etc. throughout her career, and although these descriptions have also been applied to Lady Gaga, it’s on a much lower scale and critics have now embraced Gaga as some innovative genius. Grace Jones, as a dark skinned woman, made people uncomfortable, whereas Lady Gaga, a white woman who uses some of Grace Jones’s flair, doesn’t, and that’s why Gaga has more mainstream popularity than Jones did.

  128. May 12, 2010 at 11:27 am
    jerusha says:
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    I would love too see Grace Jones And Lady Gaga collaborate cause after all they both are soo hot and like their jobs is too entertain and not bring either other down.

  129. June 11, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    KENNETH says:
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    First of all its like impossible to not be copying someone these days so its easy to dig up someone gaga has copied which I will add only haters are digging up all these ppl she copied, why can’t you let her do her thing, everyone makes such a big deal over gaga copying someone while others make a big deal over copying gaga! Who the s*** cares about who’s copying who, as long as its not dead on copying especially among popular artists. But seriously who knows Grace jones??? Its fine tocopy her no one knows her, at least the young gen. doesn’t so why can’t gaga make it fresh? Like seriously stop hating cause she getting a lot of attention. We will just say gaga is originally paying homage to the orignals.

    Ps grace should be flattered her old ass needs homage with her lookin like a man ass

  130. July 11, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    Jenna says:
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    Grace is the real queen of music,stupid Lady Gaga isn’t!

  131. July 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    Giovani says:
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    Stupid Grace should be flattered!! u DONT see Tina Turner Backlash Beyonce!!! that is what the industry ia all about!! And knowing that Grace is one of her biggest idols…I can only imagine how she’ll feel when she hears about this.
    It really is kind of heart breaking when you hear that one of your heroes dissed you!! SHAME on you grace!!

  132. September 4, 2010 at 6:09 am
    BellT says:
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    Boohoo, poor Lady Caca’s feelings! Whatever. Grace has a point. She pretty much said what we’ve all been saying. Caca’s image is the primary reason why she’s become filthy rich so I have no sympathy. I’m glad someone is HONEST and not buying into Caca hype because she’s big now. If you want to impress your idol, show influence while being original. In ’08 I was liking *Gaga* until she turned into Lady Xerox. Maybe when she copies off of Madonna to reinvent herself I will like what she comes up with next…if it’s actually original and not simply touted as such by her ignorant whack ass following like now. Maybe then she’ll bring the authenticity because right now I’m not seeing it and have beyond had it with having people try to shove it down my throat anyway. I’m just a year older than her so I know where she gets it all. And for what I DO see it’s completely overrated and even moreso overexposed. I love Grace. So refreshing to see someone say what’s actually on their minds. That’s real.

  133. September 4, 2010 at 6:40 am
    BellT says:
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    I also love the digs at Grace’s looks calling her a man and how she should be happy anyone wants to copy her. Looks like Caca copied *that* too because she’s also accused of being a fugly tranny. And how exactly does Caca do it better? Did she do it better when she fell on her ass at an airport trying to walk in 12″ space boots? Yeah, really rockin’ it!

  134. November 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    lady gaga's monster says:
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    grace jones is soooo bitter
    except lady gaga is better than you

  135. June 1, 2011 at 4:26 am
    jean says:
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    for all yall retards who dont know about grace jones she is the s*** , and was there before lady gaga , get a f***** history lesson!

  136. January 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    Kernels of Dish (Sunday) » I Mean…What?!? says:
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    […] Grace Jones thinks Lady Gaga is a fotz. – THE GRAPE JUICE […]

  137. October 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    PUT SOME GRACE IN YOUR FACE says:
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    You have to think about who you’re dealing with here: this is THE GRACE JONES. Grace is extremely passionate about and possessive of her work and artistic integrity, and if I were her, looking at some swagger-jacking, teeny-bopper who everyone seems to think is so “innovative and unique” even though she basically shoplifted my entire PERSONA, I’d be pissed off too. Sure she may not have “Diamond albums” or number one hits, but the woman inspired tons of prominent artists and fashion designers. There’s a difference between being inspired by someone and straight-up carbon copying them and getting all the credit for it. Beyonce is inspired by Tina Turner and other people recognize that, but you don’t see her running around mimicking everything Tina’s ever done. If an artist tried to pass off an exact replica of a Monet, or Picasso, or Dali piece claiming to just “be inspired” by them there’d be an uproar. The same thing applies here. Grace has every right to be annoyed and at 64 years old, she can choose or refuse to work with whoever the heck she feels like.

    It’s funny to see the teeny-boppers deflecting Gaga’s lack of originality by resorting to insults. Grace is gorgeous and one of the best things about her is she couldn’t give 2 craps about what anyone thinks. So say whatever you want about her, it’s not going to change the fact that she will always be the FIRST, the ORIGINAL, always imitated but never duplicated.

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