Culture Spotting: Lady Gaga Tests the Waters of Rap Videos

Written by emilyc


Many of you may have heard, or at least heard of, the song “Cake” by Lady Gaga. If you haven’t, don’t worry, it’s not like you’re missing out on the world’s next pop hit – “Cake” is Lady Gaga’s attempt at rap, and I love it. According to some leaked clips on the Internet, it seems as though she will soon be testing the waters of rap videos with the release of her “Cake” video collabo with Terry Richardson. Before this story gets any more popular, and before the video comes to fruition, here are some things you should know to make it seem like you’re on top of pop culture:

How “Cake” originated. The song originated when DJ White Shadow (a producer on “Born This Way”) made a beat, put it online, and tweeted that he will give people a few hours to make a song with it, send it back to him, and then he’ll put the song out for everyone to hear. Lo and behold, Gaga’s “Cake” was the winner.

What “Cake” means to Gaga. “The real CAKE isn’t HAVING what you want, it’s DOING what you want.”

Is this, like, a radio song, or what? Well, not really. The song first debuted at the Mugler show during Paris Fashion Week in September. Lady Gaga has also performed it at a few shows during her “Born This Way Ball” tour.

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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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