This sort of catfight is usually reserved for hip-hop, but now it's entered the pop universe as Lana Del Rey has taken down her supposed one-time friend Lady Gaga in a new track that's been leaked on the web.
At least one report claims that the song — which was posted on Soundcloud earlier Thursday, but since has been yanked — was recorded in 2008 or 2009, but never released until the recent leak.
In the song, titled "So Legit," Del Rey uses her usual sex-kitten whisper of a voice to throttle her one-time gal pal with some rather harsh language. The track includes the lyrics, "You’re looking like a man, you're talking like a baby / How the f*** is your song in a Coke commercial, crazy? / I don't get it. Your taste once so exquisite / What happened to Brooklyn, what happened to New York? / What happened to my scene, what happened to punk rock, rock? / You called me the queen of the downtown scene, babe / How the f*** would you go switch it up and then replace me?"
It also goes on to directly attack Gaga by her real name, Stefani Germanotta, with the lyrics, "Stefani, you suck / I know you're selling 20 million / Wish they could have seen you / When we booed you off in Williamsburg."
We contacted Del Rey's reps, and they had no comment on the track, but it seems that Gaga's Little Monsters are going off on Twitter about the diss track.
The feud is particularly interesting since both women record for Interscope, leading some to speculate that Del Rey had been dropped by the label, but that was later cleared up by the Twitter account @GagaExclusive, which tweeted, "Lana Del Rey wasn't dropped by Interscope Records. This fake information was posed by the fake @LanaDReyOnline."
In other Del Rey news, a photo recently surfaced on Twitter of her in the studio with Lenny Kravitz and David Blaine.