Born This Way Song Parody by Weird Al

The following “Born this Way” Parody by Weird Al, titled “Perform this Way” has been in the news quite a bit lately. Apparently Weird Al Yancovic created the spoof in hopes of including it on one of his upcoming album. Weird Al is known for creating parodies of popular songs. He’s also known for seeking permission from the original singer/songwriter to include it on his album, even though he doesn’t need to. So Weird Al forwarded the “Perform this Way” song to Lady Gaga’s manager for her permission to use the “Born this Way” parody on his next album. Weird Al was told by the manager that Lady Gaga rejected the idea. So Weird Al dropped plans to include it on his next album and, instead, released the song on YouTube along with a note that Lady Gaga rejected his overture to include it on his next album with proceeds going to charity. That stirred the publicity of the song and rejection and soon Lady Gaga announced that she had not heard the song because her manager never gave it to her and acted on his own when telling Weird Al it was rejected. Lady Gaga said she loved the song and Weird Al could include it on his next album.

Below is the original video that ha the message that Lady Gaga had rejected it:

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Perform This Way

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My mama told me when I was hatched
Act like a superstar
Save your allowance, buy a bubble dress
And someday you will go far
Now on red carpets, well, I'm hard to miss
The press follows everywhere I go
I'll poke your eye out with a dress like this
Back off and enjoy the show!

I'm sure my critics will say it's a grotesque display
Well, they can bite me, baby -- I perform this way
I might be wearin' Swiss cheese or maybe covered with bees
It doesn't mean I'm crazy -- I perform this way

Ooo, my little monsters pay... lots 'cause I perform this way
Baby, I perform this way
Ooo, don't worry, I'm okay... hey, I just perform this way
I'm not crazy, I perform this way

I'll be a troll or evil queen
I'll be a human jelly bean
'Cause every day is Halloween
For me...

I'm so completely original
My new look is all the rage
I'll wrap my small intestines 'round my neck
And set fire to myself on stage
I'll wear a porcupine on my head
On a W-H-I-M
And for no reason now I'll sing in French
Excusez-moi, Qui a pété?

Got my straight jacket today, it's made of gold lamé
No, not because I'm crazy - I perform this way
I strap prime rib to my feet, cover myself with raw meat
I'll bet you've never seen a skirt steak worn this way

Don't be offended when you see
My latest pop monstrosity
I'm strange, weird, shocking, odd, bizarre
I'm Frankenstein, I'm Avatar
There's nothing too embarrassing
I'll honestly do anything
But wear white after Labor Day
'Cause baby, I perform this way

Hope you won't think it's cliché if I go nude today
Don't call the cops now, baby, I perform this way
No reason I should regret all the attention I get
I'm not completely crazy, I perform this way, yeah

I perform this way-hey, I perform this way-hey
I'm always deviating from the norm this way-hey
I perform this way-hey, I perform this way-hey
I'm really not insane -- I just perform this way-hey

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