Guest Star: "Who Is More Violent & Has Had Far Worse Lyrical Content Than Jay-Z?"
Monday, Jan 17, 2011 11:15PM
[After Nappy Roots and Jayo Felony collaborator Sabrina sparked tension with her "I Wanna Shoot Lady Gaga" new single last week, the singer now addresses critics calling her out for encouraging violence.]
To the people trying to associate my song "I Wanna Shoot Lady Gaga" with the Arizona shooting, I mean, come on. Give me a break. I had the song recorded several months ago and my publicist, Jonathan Hay, had it conceptualized and submitted and scheduled for release on January 11, 2011 way before that tragic shooting even took place. It was already set to come out on that day and it was too late to reschedule it. So, for those who were offended by the timing of the song's release, yes, that was a tragic event that broke my heart, but what about the hundreds of thousands of people dying around the world in gun-related violence every day? What if we had released the song on another date; would that really make a difference? My point is, we have no control over those things.
Ladd Everitt of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence issued a statement last week to RadarOnline that I should apologize and recant my song "I Wanna Shoot Lady Gaga." I'll never apologize for something that I so strongly believe in. My song is not violent, it's tongue-in-cheek. The only way I'd ever apologize is if Lady Gaga would apologize for the severe damage she has done to our society with her perversion and the subliminal evil that she helps spread to the world. If she would recant her whole image, sure, I would apologize and recant my harmless song.
There is a popular photo on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine of Lady Gaga where she is naked and she is holding two machine guns over her breasts. And I'm inappropriate? She has a lot of very loyal fans, what if one of them mistranslated that photo and were to go out and shoot someone, or shoot several people? I mean, really, how do you know that Jared Loughner, the Arizona shooter, was not a Lady Gaga fan and inspired by her? Didn't the police find photos of him holding his gun by his crotch and another picture with it by his butt? If you really wanna take it there we can come up with all kinds of hypothetical situations.
Ladd Everitt and The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence should apologize for making such a stupid, pretentious statement about me, probably at the same time his children and the families of their coalition are at home playing violent video games and watching R-rated movies far worse than any of my cartoon-like lyrics, like "zap her to the moon". They make me want to start an Anti-Stupid Coalition.
Who is more violent and has had far worse lyrical content throughout his career than Jay-Z? And here he is being celebrated, sitting down with Oprah Winfrey and rubbing elbows with the President of the United States, not to mention all his many worldwide accolades, power and influence. And you're gonna come after me for writing a song that you think could, hypothetically, cause someone to actually try to kill another human being? That is, if someone were crazy enough; if someone were to mistranslate the meaning of the song "I Wanna Shoot Lady Gaga"...and, of course, assuming that person would still be smart enough to actually execute a plan to shoot Lady Gaga. That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of. I would think if a person could be set off that easily than they have far worse influences surrounding them then a funny little song called "I Wanna Shoot Lady Gaga."
To all the little monsters all over the world -- the misguided sheep -- leaving negative comments about my song on various websites, who are angry and can't seem to find me, come to my facebook: facebook.com/actuallysabrina. I would love to talk to you and I give you the opportunity to say whatever you want to me. But, please, the only thing I ask is this: try to get a better punchline then "I Wanna Shoot Sabrina". I mean, come on, you're a Lady Gaga fan. I expect you to be a little bit more creative than that.
In closing, as I explained last week, "I Wanna Shoot Lady Gaga" is about wanting to assassinate the perverse character and brand of Lady Gaga. Character, as in "an imaginary person". Lady Gaga is a fictional character in the same way Mickey Mouse is a fictional character. Look, in all honesty, I respect Stefani Germanotta as an artist for her artistic vocal and songwriting abilities. But when she puts on her Lady Gaga costume, she takes it to a whole other level that it doesn't need to go. She has the budget, the vision and the resources behind her to fascinate the world and dominate the charts and write great music without having to be naked, blasphemous and foul in everything she does. I think that when you have such a young following -- a big part of her fans are only young children -- you have a responsibility to maintain a certain level of decency. Was she this foul when she was just little Stefani Germanotta wearing plain clothes, playing her piano and singing her heart all over New York? She developed a gimmick, sold her soul to the devil and pushed it to the extreme level to get noticed.
Sabrina is known for collaborations with Nappy Roots, Jayo Felony, Knoc'turnal, and other urban artists. She also head the lead single off the "Last Day of Summer" film which starred Nikki Reed from the "Twlight" saga. Through her hard work and accomplishments, Sabrina has landed a digital distribution deal through Interscope Records for her brand new single, "I Wanna Shoot Lady Gaga."
Listen to "I Wanna Shoot Lady Gaga" below: