April 20th, 2010
01:50 PM ET

Grace Jones latest artist unimpressed with Lady Gaga

Cultural icon Grace Jones doesn’t work with other artists as a personal rule, and that includes Lady Gaga, she told the U.K.’s The Guardian.

“I've seen some things she's worn that I've worn, and that does kind of piss me off,” Jones said, but she added, “I really don’t think of her at all. I go about my business."

Although the “Bad Romance” provocateur asked to collaborate with Jones, the 61-year-old explained she turned her down because she’d “just prefer to work with someone who is more original and someone who is not copying me, actually,” Jones said.

She’s not the first artist to complain of Gaga being a copycat.

In music magazine N.M.E.’s April 7 issue, M.I.A. took Gaga to task for sounding more like her than she does herself.

“People say we’re similar, that we both mix all these things in the pot and spit them out differently, but she spits it out exactly the same,” M.I.A. said. “None of her music’s reflective of how weird she wants to be or thinks she is.”

To M.I.A., Gaga “models herself on Grace Jones and Madonna but the music sounds like 20 year-old Ibiza disco. She's not progressive, but she's a good mimic. She sounds more like me than I [expletive] do! That's a talent… but she's the industry's last stab at making itself important."

Filed under: Celebrities • Lady Gaga • Music

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  1. fortionat1

    Please!!! For all of you unfamiliar with Grace Jones read the http://www.biography.com/people/grace-jones
    She was one of the worlds top models in the 70s and was in big production movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rodger Moore. She had alot going on and made some very interesting music and music videos like My Jamaican Guy and her fashion was far out and cool!

    October 28, 2015 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. B

    HILARIOUS to read this now?!?! Where are both of these loser chicks now? Never heard of one of them and haven't heard from the other in YEARS! Jealousy is an UGLY thing

    July 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rock fan

    Grace Jones sucks, and unlike JerseyDude thinks, i do know about all of the old legends, like bowie, slick, jagger...all of them! i hate pop, but i do like gaga

    June 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bill

    Both at one time have enjoyed being "Todays Special". Unfortunately, that changes every day!

    June 25, 2010 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. Randy

    In my opinion, they are both a little strange. I don't listen to either, but hey, if they have (or had) an act that gets them a little fame and fortune, more power to them. I seriously doubt that either of them will have the staying power of some of the true music greats.

    June 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. supervoid

    I definitely prefer Fever Ray/The Knife and Bjork's kind of innovation to all three of these but it is ridiculous of Jones and MIA to think that they are doing something no one has ever done. Gaga is having fun and they are just being bitter about it.

    June 24, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tom

    Lady Gaga is sad joke. Good at Public Relations in a nation of mindless drones, but nothing original, and not worthy of any attention.

    June 24, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tiffany

    I think all of you need to get a life Lady gaga may be a hit rite now but she wont last long, i agree with her being a copycat. Shes just not original and thinks shes cool wearing UGLY hats and stupidly crazy outfits.

    June 24, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  9. Daniel Troppy

    Grace Jones was years ahead of her time both musically and STYLISHLY .... It's hard for me to believe that today there is something truly new and original. Everything seems to have already been created and twisted to make new again. Hats off to Grace Jones.

    June 24, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. Robbie

    As Bono said, every artist is a cannibal and every poet is a thief. No one is ORIGINAL.

    June 22, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. gaga

    Come on Grace you are through, and have been for years...........did you even win a grammy? Stop being so bitter and let the younger artist take the stage..

    June 22, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. arnold

    GAGA is crap, another example of the state of music today - and how stupid young people are for buying into it.

    April 24, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  13. drama queen

    The only thing that is GENIUS about LADY GAG-GAG is in her marketing by the media. ONLY the media-Oprah and Barbara like her. AND why was she even asked to be on those shows? She is a satanist and an advocate of promiscuity. She's disgusting and it's the very last thing that the world needs right now. SHE is not positive and the world should ignore her and her bad RA RA Eurovision TRASH music. GO HOME TO YONKERS!!

    April 24, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  14. Mel

    PFTTT. M.I.A. is NOTHING compared to Gaga, are you kidding me?! I can't stand M.I.A. – she WISHES Gaga was like her. As for Grace Jones...yeah...maybe. But I still like Gaga – Grace you're a has-been – sorry sweetie. Thanks for paving the way for Gaga though!

    April 24, 2010 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  15. elo

    Gaga rocks. When youre at the top, people and has-beens try to get you down. Two words: Grace WHO???

    April 24, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  16. Cyber Mantis

    Lady Gaga is a combination of: Madonna, Cher, and Marilyn Manson.
    She is not original. She is a "fashion entertainer". Which is why gay people love her. Her videos are interesting from a visual perspective, but I am not a fan. Bad Romance is a catchy tune. I applaud her for being bold, even if she is not completely original. It is very hard to be original these days, everything has been done already.

    April 23, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  17. jane

    david bowie has been around since the 70's not the 60's, david bowie was not around in the 60's. grace jones is the original lady gaga. grace jones focused more in her modeling and acting career than singing, anyway lady gaga has good people and a great record label promoting her music everywhere. lady gaga does not have 5 number hits she only has 2 number one hits in the billboard hot 100.

    April 23, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Cut the Fat

    Gaga, never talks trash about any other artists. She shows respect. She isn't threatened by their achievements. And FYI, she has 5 number 1 hit songs which she wrote herself. M.I.A. and Grace Jones don't have a number 1 hit in any country between them. If she's imitating anyone, she's doing it better than they are.

    April 23, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Say WHAT?

    THANK YOU GRACE!!!! Thank you for not falling on the bandwagon of this godawful POS called Lady Gaga....there is nothing original nor particularly talented about her, and she's certainly not you, Miss Jones. No one ever could be. Grace rules, Gaga drools.

    April 23, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  20. jill

    Gaga is new to the younger generation as David Bowie was in the 60's and Grace Jones in the 70's.

    Really, Bowie started it, Grace followed, Madonna reinvented it and now we have Gaga. It is an evolution of performance art.

    April 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  21. marla rosner

    Get the f-- over youself Grace you where never that good.

    April 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Andres Vazquez

    I feel that Grace Jones is simply jealous of Gaga's success. I remember Grace Jones and her voice can be compared to nails on a chalkboard. It cannot be helped that Lady Gaga has talent and a better voice than Grace Jones ever did.

    However, I do understand that Gaga was inspired by the way Grace Jones and Madonna used to dress. Grace Jones should see this as an homage to her era; which the 61 year old needs to realize that that is in the past. Let the new talent emerge and make their own destinies.

    April 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  23. WHM

    Grace Jones was the 1st freaky party star but Gaga's got her own thing.


    April 23, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Mika

    Grace, you have never will you ever have it. Lady Gaga is original and better than you will ever be.

    April 23, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |


    April 23, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  26. kanisha

    Come on now even beyonce liks her plus jones can kiss ass she is just jealous

    Gaga will win it all. Nobody cares about MIA or Grace whoever. Gaga is on top and everyone hates a seeing someone on top, especially when they wish they were there themselves.

    April 23, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  27. jrk

    you know gaga is a guy right?

    April 23, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  28. kanisha

    Gaga will win it all. Nobody cares about MIA or Grace whoever. Gaga is on top and everyone hates a seeing someone on top, especially when they wish they were there themselves.

    April 23, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  29. Mhmdblwsdnkys

    yvonne – you know Grace Jones is a guy, right?

    April 23, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  30. George

    I expected more class out of Grace Jones. She received a great deal of criticisms and let-downs at her peak, so one would think that she'd carry herself with a bit more dignity now.

    April 23, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  31. victoria

    we dont remember you, we remember GaGa 🙂

    April 23, 2010 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  32. Chris

    Oh and jc79 you might just want to pick up Graces latest that came out I believe last year before you start your next rant ;-)~

    April 23, 2010 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  33. Chris

    I am totally amazed at the amount of people that have no clue of Grace Jones. You really have no business airing your ignorance until you have educated yourself in the music world. Gaga is amazing but has definitely borrowed some fashion from Grace. I consider my copycats flattering. I also like Gaga's twist. Gaga is a mass performer pleaser, Jones is a cult artist.

    April 23, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  34. jc79

    Resentment is right. Grace Jones? What have you done in the past 20+years? M.I.A., I could only listen to your song once, and even then I found it to be over produced. It was just noise. On the other hand GaGa's music may not be the next coming of Mozart, but there is in my opinion an art to it, and lets not forget that she sings live, plays the piano, and writes her own lyrics, which is something that many artists don't or can't do. I like GaGa's music, it's fun, singable, and people respond to it in a positive way.

    April 23, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  35. Chris

    I think all of these artists have talent. Yes, Grace Jones was the original weird girl....and maybe Lady GaGa sounds like M.I.A., even though I never thought about it. The truth is that Lady GaGa just has better people to promote her. Not only that, but these days, there's no such thing as originality. I'm not saying that GaGa is unoriginal, but just look at all the music and movies today. I think by the year 2015, every single 80s movie will have been remade already. Someone just asked in a comment who Grace Jones was. Of course that person is going to think everything they see and hear these days is original. I still think Lady GaGa has a powerful voice, and she definitely knows how to get attention. She's obviously doing something right.

    April 22, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  36. sabee

    who is 'GRACE JONES"? i have never heard of her...GO GAGA....i love lady gaga...

    April 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Jason Romero

    When will singers realize that when you criticize other artists the one who looks the worst is the person saying it. If Grace Jones does not like Lady Gaga GREAT! Lots of people would agree with her, however it makes her look like a washed up old hag jealous of the younger and hungrier girl coming down the stairs behind her and pushing her down the steps (watch Showgirls).

    In addition, the only similarity between the 2 is that both wear outfits that look ridiculous (original or not, they look silly). The difference is that Lady Gaga can sing and writes great songs. Grace always sounded like a dying bullfrog struggling to get out one last crak before..well....croaking! and this is at her peak!

    April 22, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Robin

    it's true lady gaga is ripping off her fashion style. lady gaga happens to be mostly inspired by ms grace jones. lady gaga would be a nobody without her costumes that's what makes her appealing. her music is nothing special is just pop

    April 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Brian

    What a hater! Just makes her look foolish...How sad!

    April 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  40. GinaC1970

    Let's see here. Lady GAGA: 5 straight #1 hits (first ever by ANY artist). M.I.A.: 0. Grace Jones: 0. Lady Gaga: 2 Grammy's. M.I.A.: 0. Grace Jones: 0. Lady Gaga: multiplatinum selling artist. M.I.A.: 0. Grace Jones: 0. Ya see a trend happening here, people?

    April 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  41. BeachBody

    Do u like Lady Gaga??? She sucks! If u like her then call me 2178481311 and ill put u on shame!!

    April 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Fergz1

    Sounds like a couple of jealous women to me. I'm sure I just missed their multiple number one singles I must have missed that. I think artists do use other artists to influence their music and style, then create something of their own.

    You don't see Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, etc. criticizing Lady Gaga..oh yeah..they have huge careers themselves.

    April 22, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  43. SK

    MADONNA is, was and always will be the Queen! No, stop. It's over- period.

    April 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Meeeeooooowwww

    Before Grace Groans. er, Jones, there was Eartha Kitt, who is beautiful, classy, and could sing and act. What about Grace Groans, who came from Jamaica. At least Lady Ga Ga is a true New Yorker. Besides, Grace Groans "re-imaged" other artists, meaning she "stole" and "copied" others as well. She's getting free publicity, and as for MIA, I never would have heard of her until these comments. Grace should be happy Ga Ga dusted off the dust and cobwebs and as for MIA, ??? They all got publicity and any (good, bad) publicity is better than no publicity. Rock on!!!

    April 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Carmen

    They are just hating because she is making more $$$$ than they are.

    April 22, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  46. marie

    Grace jones is a model, she was also an actress and singer. she always wore weird avant garde outfits everywhere she went in pubiic. she is original, lady gaga ripped off her style. lady gaga is a mimic she's nothing original check out dale bozzio and roisin murphy she also ripped off those artist

    April 22, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  47. Bob

    Jean-Paul Goude, famous French designer, created Grace Jones. Her look and persona is the result of Jean-Paul's imagination. She was his muse, his mistress and his creation.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  48. rvc

    It sounds like Grace Jones and M.I.A. are just a little jealous... M.I.A. had one hit, Paper Planes, and she thinks she can talk? And Grace Jones...could she be a little more arrogant? Gaga has spoken about Grace Jones being a huge inspiration for her in several interviews, so I think she cited her source, so to speak. Regardless, Lady Gaga is extremely talented. Her voice, especially when paired with her skills on the piano, gives me chills. It's great to me, but I know that's just my opinion. I still feel that other artists should quit putting people down, especially someone who works as hard as Gaga does. For someone who just had a CD go diamond, I think she deserves a little respect.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  49. NavyChief

    Hummm let's see...a Disney Dropout, A buck tooth Material Girl, Spears of Prozac, Buffalos that dont have wings, or Grandma Grace....I'll stick with Rah Rah Lady Ga Ga

    April 22, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  50. shatteredimage

    whateevvverrrr....somebodys ticked off...get a grip lady I'm sure you copied off somebody

    April 22, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  51. MusicNerd

    Ok, really before even Grace Jones, go back and look at early Genesis videos (Genesis with Peter Gabriel as lead singer). And then David Bowie too. The theatrical style of performing originated way before even Grace Jones. So Gaga isn't 'mimicing' her as far as the theatrics in her performing.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  52. collegebearny

    I'm 29 yo, who the hell is Grace Jones and M.I.A.!? Seems to me some girls are just bitter?

    April 22, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  53. αj

    who the fcuk is grace jones? obviously no one important since i've never heard of her. team gaga

    April 22, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  54. she rules

    first off idk who Grace is. and second its a slap in the face for MIA if she thinks Lady gaga is trying to copy her or w.e the case: MIA had like what 2 big songs??? Lady gaga is HUGE ; seems to me like MIA is out the music business with her two radio song hits: and Grace whoever the heck is she, she should be happy Lady Gaga is so called "copying" her; nobody else wants too: point is Lady gaga is AWESOME!!

    April 21, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Carmen from California

    Now, I have a range of musical likes, and Gaga has been by far one the greatest & pretty extra ordinary...

    Leave her alone, and go try to recover whatever careers you guys have (MI what? and Grace who?)


    April 21, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  56. NJJames

    I am impressed with Lady Gaga for making a stand and trying to be a role model. http://health.blogs.foxnews.com/category/smile-secrets Dr. Gerry, New York "Dentist to the Stars" & Fox News Contributor THANKS LADY GAGA for being responsible. I may disagree with her on many other topic, but at least she is trying to be a role model.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  57. biggirlinbigd

    I like Grace Jones; but, c'mon, she's not even close to being as musically talented as Lady Gaga. How many instruments does Grace Jones play? And when it comes to fashion/costumes, what designer or personality hasn't taken inspiration from the past. There is nothing completely original left in the world. Jones should be flattered: without Gaga her name wouldn't be knocked around as much.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Twoww

    LOL. If I was Lady Gaga, I'd slap MIA for even comparing me to her. MIA has a screechy, annoying voice and no moves. Just tried to listen so 5 of her songs and almost stabbed myself in the ear with a pencil. As for Grace Jones...she should be flattered someone remembers her to emulate her!

    April 21, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  59. michael C. Raven

    Who the hell cares what a 150 year old has been thinks? The thing is that GAGA has talent. Grace besides playing in Conan the Barbarian has and will never have talent, except for using a whip!!

    April 21, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  60. ALex

    Lady GAGA is awesome!

    April 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Ollie

    And in a couple weeks..months...days...hours..there will be another pop star born to gaggle over....lol! Boo hoo...

    April 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Ashley

    If these two women think they're so cool, so different... then why haven't I heard of any of them before? Who in the world doesn't copy someone? I don't know the exact quote, but in the movie SLC Punk a girl in the movie says bascially.. people act this way to be so different from everyone else but does that not make you the same? Everyone want's to be different, to stand out more than the next person. This Grace Jones character doesn't seem to think of everyone else who put on a wacky outfit before her. Hell maybe GaGa is a huge KISS fan!

    April 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Joee

    DON Roush – You are obviously a fan of GAGA, or you wouldnt know the tune of her song Bad Romance.....Its okay to be a fan of GAGA, she is AWESOME!

    April 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Pat

    Grace Jones is not original – she just doesn't want to give any credit to anyone else for influencing her (or should I say her one-time partner, Jean-Paul Goude).

    April 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Laura

    I think Gaga really just does what she wants. If I had all that money, I would be wearing a costume every day also. She lives an extraordinary life, why not have an extraordinary fashion sense? And for those who think she can't sing or has not talent; please look her up on youtube to watch the acoustic papparazzi video. She does write her own music (with the exception of Telephone) and she does play piano, as she has since a very early age. Her voice is astounding and she needs no sort of enhancement nor does she have the need to lipsync.
    Who the crap is this old worn out woman claiming that Gaga is "copying" her? Even if Gaga would admit to taking inspiration from her, expressing her opinion in that matter is just plain ugly and makes her appear as if she were a jealous run-down hag. Act your age, dumb woman.
    As for MIA, whatever. Like, two of her songs are good. As far as talent with singing.....I would say there is a strong lack thereof. She is creative, but cant sing.
    People should just stop being so hateful.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Don Roush

    Grace Jones is one of the most ORIGINAL acts EVER.
    Gaga is a copycat and makes me ga-ga-ga-ga GAG!!!!!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Pat

    I got news for you: no one is totally original. Check out pictures from Vaudeville.

    Back in the 80's I was a Grace Jones fan until I realized she was rude, self-centered and nasty. Lady Gaga is at least a nice, caring person. Grace is graceless.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  68. lovly girl:)

    You people are kidding, rigght? I am Lady GaGa's #1 fan and I know GaGa can be a freak, but I've never heard of this other lady. They must be BOTH freaks. I also noticed they both dress the same, you now, freakily?

    April 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Placebo

    Wow ladies. Jealously isn't an attractive trait. I hate when artists whine about this sort of thing. Face it, she is just more popular and sells more than you. Get over it.

    Almost every single artist out there is doing something that someone else has already done. Unless you have some type of mutant unhuman pitched voice, your voice is going to sound like someone who has sung in the past.

    I'm sorry, but wearing "weird" clothing and being a "weird" woman to get media attention isn't something that you can claim as your own and think that no one else in the history of time will ever do it again.

    Even if Gaga "copied" them, it doesn't matter. She took an idea from someone else and made it more marketable. It's just smart business.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Stole it

    Yeah, Lady Ga Ga stole alright; she stole the show for being more entertaining than the other two. Yes, she stole the show and now the spotlight's on her, not on the other two.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Get out of LG's way

    It sounds like Jones doesn't want to be next to LG because she's afraid people will see her age and being a has been vs. LG being new, fresh, and having a finger on the pulse of the world. Jones can keep looking into her gilded mirror and reflect on past glory. As for NIA, it sounds like she's given up and angry at "the industry," because apparently, she fizzled out. You go Lady Ga Ga Ooh La La!!!!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  72. gagaischeap

    I think maybe its time to sue gaga for stealing Madonna La Is la Bonita to 'creatively' write her own song Alejandro.
    One comment, putting a telephone on her head for the song telephone is like thinking so 'creatively' for a middleschool girl on a school talent show..... it makes me think about the word pathetic-creative.
    She is so creative and original like most people think.... *vomit*

    April 21, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  73. Shirley

    She's jelous!!!!!!!!!! Lady gaga is outragous, fun, entertaining. I love her style and music. She's diffrent one of a kind. She's much younger and has lot's of energy.Don't you think you should retire????????????????????

    April 21, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  74. Michael

    I love how people these days use a person's bank account as the defense for their alleged talent. Gaga is a character....a creation by the music industry which has shown time and time again that they are unable to find true, talented musical artists.

    I'm happy for Lady Gaga being able to stack her bank account, but don't confuse that with artistic talent.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  75. wahya

    Lady Gaga, the name is lame and meaningless, her music is lame and meaningless, she makes no difference to the music industry or to the evolution of music in any way. Grace Jones broke barriers, genres, and styles, and showed us new musical creative ground. But most of you kids are too young to remember that, and too stupid to know what "talent" is. You just buy what the pop media tells you to buy. Like Gaga, you're all just mindless little zombies following your shiny media masters. Gaga lacks talent, originality, and style. She's a zombie idiot, a corporate puppet selling to the corporate puppet masses.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  76. Bob

    Who is MIA...missing in action??

    Lady Gaga is talented but doesn't have one ounce of originality. She is a total thief and offers nothing we haven't seen or heard before. She wreaks of Corporate lameness. I predict she comes and goes like the hoola hoop.

    As for Grace Jones, she was NEVER anything special...she went for the shock thing and was famous for beaing a freak. I still say she's a man.

    April 21, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  77. Julia Nunn

    I totally agree with Jerseydude. Grace did it first and she did it extremely well. The people who are so awed by Gaga are just too young to know what really went on in the 70s and 80s when this music was real and new. I have no problem at all with her being an entertainer, but she is very derivative; it's a lot like admiring an Elvis Presley imitator. They may even be 'better' than Presley in some ways, but they are NOT him, they're just mimics. Dig a bit into music's real side, people, you may be thrilled with what you find!

    April 21, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  78. Dawson1488

    To Sarah:

    The fine lady who gave us a lesson about giving a lesson on grammar. Things such as sentence fragments, ... and improper use of commas are also bad grammar. Sarah, would you please stop being a grammar Nazi in order to act like you are better than someone else because they might have mistyped on their keyboard? This goes for any other of your little grammar Nazi friends out there lurking in the shadows to gain their moment of self confidence off of someone's mistake as well. So before you try to make a point why don't you think of others before trying to put yourself on a pedestal to gain one iota of self confidence in your rather meaningless shallow existence. Thanks you uppity turd.

    Your friend,
    The Bear Jew

    April 21, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  79. appifanie

    i dntt thinkk itss a problemm dhatt ladyy gaga wantss too bee differentt... i alsoo dntt thinkk itss a prolemm dhatt shee copiedd someonee elsee as long as shee makess itt herr ownn... ladyy gaga iss soo differentt ndd veryy popularr...

    April 21, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  80. jules

    just because Gaga is better than a lot of the pathetic american idol-inspired fluff right now doesn't mean she has actually great or original. Honestly Sacha Baron cohen could have come up with a better perosna and lyrics on a whim and he would know better not to take it so seriously

    April 21, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  81. nativedevil

    Grace Jones? Where did she even come from? She NEVER could sing. Lady GaGa is a strange but great talent. Her music is great!

    April 21, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  82. Lynda

    there are a lot of people who are classically trained and are not putting crap out into the airwaves like lady caca..I prefer not to listen to such garbage as to not insult my musical sensiblilities. ty

    April 21, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  83. Cyprus Miles

    Sounds like Grace is a little jealous. Sorry sweetie, you're not the young hot fresh ticket in town any more. It does suck getting old.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  84. Lynda

    Rob I think you're wrong if you think gaga is a true original. originality did not begin within the last 5 years. music has many different aspects and if you call yourself gaga and copy everyone and then put some crappy stuff together and call it music......duh;;;you are not original. I do agree the music world right now is all fluff and no substance.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  85. Jane


    April 21, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  86. Hottestmama09

    First of all I had no clue Grace Jones was into singing. Secondly, what's not to love about Lady Gaga. I love her music and I love her crazy fashion. I think these people are haters!

    April 21, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  87. Rob

    Lynda-I think you are wrong. Gaga is a true original in a world full or boring, same-ole pop music. I think she will be around for a long, long time.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  88. Sara

    To Jason, the guy who gave us a fine lesson on grammar...sweetie, it's "too" young not "to" young. So, before you try to make a point make sure you know what you are talking about first dear.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  89. jingleheimer

    all three of the singers in this article suck. quite profoundly suck.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  90. Michelle

    Lynda, you've obviously never heard Lady Gaga sing or play piano. Her pop/dance stuff is not indicative of her talent, so before you criticize other people for their OPINIONS (evidently yours is fact?) you should educate yourself a bit. She's a classicly trained musician.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  91. Haley

    Rob – I like your comment!!

    April 21, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  92. Haley

    I am 30 and have never heard of Grace Jones or MIA. They just sound like a couple of very bitter and jealous women. I enjoy watching Lady Gaga and listening to her music. She may not have "invented" any look or sound, but come on! She is a very talented young lady...

    April 21, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  93. Rob

    Who the hell is Grace Jones? She should consider herself lucky that Gaga would even consider her for a project. This has-been should be jumping at the opportunity to work with Gaga. Get real Jones! Gaga collaborated with A -list Beyonce. Who do you think you are??

    April 21, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  94. PSGuy

    In 1981, Jones slapped chat show host Russell Harty across the face live on air after he turned to interview other guests and she felt she was being ignored. This topped a 2006 BBC poll of the most-shocking British TV chat show moments. Sounds like she still refuses to be ignored.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  95. Lynda

    We have been conditioned over the last 10 to 15 years to accept mediocre talent as "talented". For those who thinks GaGa is the real deal are lacking in the mental capacity to think back to when artists where truly talented. Her act is at best cartoonish and club material. This has nothing to do with hate. If you borrowed your style from drag queens, Madonna, Grace, Elton, Prince and yes club kids then you should not be considered orginal or talented. Get real. She will be forgotten in a couple of years.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  96. Mar

    Here the old addage applies" If you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all".

    April 21, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  97. Dave

    Jealousy. There are only a few genres of music. Pop artists, rockstars, rappers, etc., do not copy just because they do the same style of music. I actually think Lady GaGa is more unique than most pop singers.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  98. cindy

    I think they sound very jealous. Lady Gaga is a good singer and entertainer. Grace Jones do you not have anything better to do then to sound bitter. It does not look good.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  99. Canopy

    I guess it would like someone inviting impressionism and then having another person come along do the same thing yet get more accolades. Would I be bitter and jealous? Fa sho! But I'd also be proud that I pioneered such a movement.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  100. BigToe

    In the real world both Jones and Gaga are totally irrelevent.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  101. Allison

    I have never even heard of Grace Jones, and for MIA, what she had one hit song? That's all I've ever heard from this stupid woman...I just feel sorry for her child. Not everyone will like Lady Gaga, but if she were copying either of these two, why is she more popular? They should be more popular than she is...which they are not. Go Gaga, and ignore these fools!!

    April 21, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  102. mike

    Grace Jones is still alive? Wow...haven't seen her in didly since Conan! (smirk)

    April 21, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  103. audrey

    whatever i love lady gaga!!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  104. miriam

    Who cares if Gaga and Grace's essentric ways and costumes look similar. Gaga is much younger than Grace. It's obvious Gaga is a huge fan of Grace Jones. Grace should be flattered not bitter.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  105. Bill

    "Anyone that thinks Lady Gaga is some new phenomnon is obviously someone that was born after 1990 that hasn't seen anything but mediocore talent in the decades when music started to progressively get worse."

    Exactly. Most music is bad, recycled crap these days.

    Also, for the record, AGE DISCRIMINATION IS UGLY. Got it?

    April 21, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  106. Bruce Roll

    Lady Gaga is an amazingly creative recording artist . . . in 1985, when her name was Madonna.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  107. Jason

    1. Grammar. People who lack this basic skill will never be taken seriously in any way, shape or form.

    2. Spelling. See grammar.

    3. Just because you are to young to know who Grace Jones is does not make her irrelevant. She was much more progressive in her high time and youth than Gaga is because she not only had the style but also the music to back it. Both were ahead of their times.

    4. I am a fan of Gaga as well but I see her for what she is, a performer and entertainer. Nothing is explosive about her except her speed to the top. She is a breath of fresh air in the failing world pf pop music though. I give her that. I just hope she has staying power and doesn't fade out as fast as she lit up.

    5. Don't hate. It just makes you look stupider than you actually are.

    6. Know your history on whatever topic you want to speak out about. Past performers are the pioneers for the way of the new ones. Respect that!

    April 21, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  108. Mike

    Who the heck is MIA? Frankly, there isn't much in the world that is truly original but some, like Lady Gaga, are superior at what they do.

    MIA and Grace... too bad so sad... you've been eclipsed. Get over it!

    April 21, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  109. Tokz

    M.I.A never had the vocal strength Gaga has. Sorry. Grace Jones? Wow, I didn't realize we had traveled back 40 years ago! Amazing.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  110. Carnac

    As Kelso would put it: OH, BURRRRRRRNNN!!!!!!

    Grace is a goddess. Lady Caca is nothing but a Madonna/Grace Jones wannabe who's songs are nothing but mainstream hollow disco pap. Sorry, but funky clothes do not a true legend make. Give us SONGS! That are actually, you know, like, good and everything. Not crap. We no likey crap.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  111. James

    Who doesn't like Gaga? How about: anyone with half a brain, an ear for music, and the ability to change the radio station. I get that teen girls seem to love her, but that will change when they find out what real music is supposed to sound like.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  112. Greg

    That's funny, Grace. I was never impressed with you.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  113. Alex

    Wow, once again me and 1.3 billion red Chinese don't give a crap.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  114. miriam

    I loved Grace Jones back in the day and I like Lady Gaga now. Grace, why so negative? Be more positive and supportive in life. You're 61. Who cares if someone is just as essentric as you were back in the days (or still are now). Applaud Lady Gaga. It's business. You did well, now let Lady Gaga have her time in the sun.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  115. Really?

    How about MIA, Grace Jones and Lady GAGA all go away.

    Out of all 3 Grace Jones is the only one that did anything remotely entertaining and she didn't even talk much and that was in Conan. We could only be so lucky if Lady GAGA could go that route and just shut the hell up

    April 21, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  116. jstack

    Is Grace Jones serious? I can't recall on lyric to any of her "songs". However I do remember her as that crazy warrior woman in "Conan the Barbarian".

    April 21, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  117. k13

    Who the heck is M.I.A ???

    April 21, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  118. Cindy

    Lady Gaga must be doing something right to elicit such strong emotions, lol. I'm not a fan btw.

    Grace Jones, get over yourself. You had your time in the limelight.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  119. Nikki

    M.I.A hasn't produced anything hot since paper planes so she needs to worry about her own career. Grace Jones her time has come and gone. Go Lady GaGa!!

    April 21, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  120. DWoods

    Who cares what negativity grace and MIA spew. Lady GaGa is a force and well liked by a diverse group of people of all ages and color. I personally think she is very entertaining to watch.

    People are jealous when they can't et the same recognition.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  121. CR

    I tried to watch Gaga's videos. Every time they'd do a close-up on her face, I'd vomit. One fugly "lady."

    You all with the 3D televisions better watch out. Gaga's nose will go through your forehead.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  122. Anthony C

    GaGa's latest single – Alejandro – is a combination of two existing song: Madonna's "La Isla Bonita" and the exact, not copy, but exact, drum track/beat from Ace of Base's "The Sign".

    and GaGa is a classic Butter Face. "she got a great body, but her face....ugh." LOL

    April 21, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  123. paul

    just look at who likes Lady GagGag , teen girls and queens in their 20's..these idiots are mesmerized by anything "shiney". They think music didn't exist before 1990..Such a narrow view of the history of American music..When ya have no voice ,you use a gimic like weird outfits, Ella Fitzgerald didn't need to do it or Streisand or Judy Garland,,they are true vocal talents.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  124. I hate ugly

    Whose photo is that at the top? Whoever it is she is the epitomy of UGLY. As for who doesn't liie gaga, who does? Not anyone in their right minds would like that puke. Her name should be gag-gag.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  125. JMiller

    Wow. Someone needs headlines.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  126. Beth Rabby

    Interesting discussion, but I'm surprised that no one mentions another obvious comparison - to Miss Lady Kier, from Deee-Lite. Listen for Gaga's repeated use of Kierin's trademark "ooooh-la-la" . . .

    April 21, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  127. James

    M.I.A., you're a one hit wonder and your one hit uses a beat you stole from "The Clash – Straight to Hell". Grace Jones, I just did a google image search for you and compared it to Gaga, you're nothing alike.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  128. Brent A. Blomquist

    OK. So Lady Gaga just broke internet record by getting one billion website hits. I have been there and her videos are all good and she shares them for free.

    What ya done lately, Jones?

    April 21, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  129. ambad

    Jersey Dude, you are wrong. I was born in the early 70's and like most, I hold the opinion that Jones is speaking out of jealousy. Jones did nothing fabulous in her prime and she can't hold a candle to Gaga's talent or style. Jones should be grateful that Gaga is trying to collaborate with her. Although, I think Jones would only bring Gaga down. Gaga should collaborate with Madonna....that would be worth listening to! It's a shame to see a woman in her 60's act like a green-eyed child because someone is clearly better than she is. Grow up Jones.

    Never heard of M.I.A.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  130. JodiAnne

    I wish I make as much money as these artists did so I can retire and create beautiful and meaningful music... THEN YOU CAN BASH ME TOO !!!

    April 21, 2010 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  131. R J Matheus

    Like Grace Jones can talk. Talk about weird, and besides, what has she done lately? NOTHING.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  132. Eric Nicolas

    Just some old folks choking on the young woman's dust. Thirty years ago who was Grace Jones taking ideas from? She was like the black Twiggy.

    April 21, 2010 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  133. HRPufnstuf

    "People like Gaga for her talent." Yeah, right. People look at her because she's mostly naked in the stuff she wears. If she didn't do that to draw attention to herself, nobody would give a crap. No singing or acting talent, just a nice body, topped with a not so nice face with a ton of makeup.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  134. W W

    " provocateur " ??
    Is masturbation a crime now ?

    April 21, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  135. Jim Bob

    Like all artists, Gaga takes what others have done and does it better. Certainly better than Grace Jones.

    April 21, 2010 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  136. Gonzo

    They all SUCK!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  137. steven braun

    Hello I don't like Grace Jones either.steve

    April 21, 2010 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  138. Fred

    gaga is a talentless flake.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  139. Hinki

    Grace Jones is the Inovator,Lady GaGa is Imitator!!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  140. Sharon Otter

    Mmmm Jealous????

    Grace Jones and MIA are no way close to Lady Gaga and her success proves it! I love Lady Gaga and her over the top ways. NO WAY does MIA sound like her or vise versa...Lady Gaga is SO much better. As for GJ, retirement sounds like a good idea. She's just weird and creepy anyway and a little scary too.

    April 21, 2010 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  141. nite1

    WAAAAAAAAAA stop crying grace>

    April 21, 2010 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  142. bill mouse

    Hey Grace,Catwoman is looking for the other half of her mask #%@&%%

    April 21, 2010 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
  143. mm

    Does this mean that any male artist with long hair is just copying the Beatles?

    April 21, 2010 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  144. wow

    grace sings better and IS an ARTIST unlike lady corporate puppet

    April 21, 2010 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  145. Gus

    Lady gaga is terrible.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  146. ssss

    it's not about copying. what is copying? we all wear the same clothes bought from the same stores. all people are the same. you don't like someone because of their work. you like someone because they're human. celebrity is just that multiplied by millions. love multiplied by millions.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  147. laysomepipe

    What the F is a gaga?

    April 21, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  148. DFWDelia

    I happen to think Lady Gaga has kind of brought a new kind of fun into today's music. I have no idea who Grace Jones or "MIA" are. Apparently they aren't too importantant in entertainment. They sound bitter and very jealous.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  149. Stephen Falk

    Lady Gaga doesn't sing, she's "processed" through enough fx
    (Melodyne, Auto tune etc) to launch a rocket into orbit..
    Geez..will the idiots who call themselves her fans at least wake
    up enough to realize that..

    April 21, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  150. WadRat

    Lady GAGA can sing at my Alzheimer's revival. I would take her over any other. Grace Jones... you are washed up and jealous so get over yourself. Gaga caught our attention where you never did. WHY? cuz she had "it" and you didn't. I will buy GAGA records and won't buy yours, especially now that you just showed us your true colors – that of ugly.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  151. J Bizzle

    yo just because people enjoy the beat, the video (hot), and the chorepgraphy. does not make GJ comment invalid. I think we are a generation that says its ok to steal...as long as its hot. that's the wrong answer. I dont identify with Gaga, but I like the songs thus far. Im in that gray area. If there was no GJ then she might not have the inspiration for the music. you cant just like things and take them. most people go to jail/prison ...call that bernie maddoff.....she definitely made off people styles with out even an apa citation

    April 21, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  152. android1

    Who the hell is Grace Jones?They SHOULD work together as they are both the nastiest women I have ever seen.Gross.

    April 21, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  153. Johnboyyy

    > > > > >
    > You people are all too serious. I am removing GaGa's undies now
    > and leaving!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  154. inyoface

    I think gagga and her both have a physiological problem and they need help ASAP

    April 21, 2010 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  155. bdiddy81

    lady gaga rocks! who the hell are those other two! ? jersey dude ur an idiot!

    April 21, 2010 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  156. MichaelChatt

    They are so upset with Gaga trying to give their dead carreer a lift that they are trying to get free publicity from it. Funny how these ladies are in a tantrum than she copied them but I have to say she obviously has done more than copy them because she's making a bigger name for herself then they did.

    Might I ask who they were influenced by? Why they copied? If they say no one we will all know they lie. Did they ever try to honor the people who influenced them? Lady Gaga clearly has and I'm soooooo sure performing with a woman so old many of Gaga's fans don't even know who she is or thought she died years ago is going to help her carreer.

    It seems respect doesn't always go both ways.

    I guess I'll remember her for being a bitter old woman and a horrible actress after all.

    As for MIA, apparently if she sounded more like herself she would be more successfull?

    April 21, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  157. Johnboyyy

    It is the end of the world guys – who would you pick to be by your side:
    Lady GaGa, Grace Jones or Nancy Pelosi?

    April 21, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  158. nmj

    Is there anyone in this group old enough to have seen Grace Jones live? I did in 1980. She was incredible. So KIDS Please!!

    April 21, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  159. mike

    GaGa is such a bore! I find no talent in posing to be wierd. I prefere the talent to come from the music.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  160. Johnboyyy

    I am wearing a pair of Lady GaGa's undies...

    April 21, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  161. WOW


    April 21, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  162. joi

    Back in the day Grace was the IT girl and today it's lady gag gag, tomorrow it'll be someone else.
    I say to all, enjoy it while it last and make sure you count your own money...hint hint!

    April 21, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  163. Johnboyyy

    Maybe all you GaGa detractors should get a little more messed up –
    yeah that's it!!

    April 21, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  164. Johnboyyy

    Lady GaGa music is good to party to when you all messed up man!
    My mother in-law liked Liberace though – go figure.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  165. robert L

    Lady GaGa is a talentless pawn!! She is a gimmick like Brittany Spears! She is an autotune artist. Nothing original, no vocal talent to speak of and no musical chops! Grace Jones IS, if anything original! Not a schtick to sell records, but being herself.

    April 21, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  166. steph step up

    oh no- think you guys got Gaga all wrong babes...she so pretty and makes so much money, and have all the right moves! I think them other pretty ladies are jus jealous.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Ray

    Wow Grace Jones and M.I.A. are just jealous there star bug didn't shine bright.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Jason

    Ga-Ga is just another in a long line of hacks for the mainstream music sheep.. She is contrived. She is a fake.. She does what the music biz tells her.. Anyone google your princess gaga and see how Fd up she is. Her "handlers" have to hold her steady when she walks.. She is being duped and dopped.. So are you morons who think this hack or Ke$ha or anyone of the lip-syncing dance queens can actually sing, just listen to a concert, they dance more than they sing..

    Real music starts and ends with ANYONE who can play the 3 basic instruments that can make music.. Drums, Guitar and a Bass.. A rapper is just that a rapper, they can't play instruments for the most part. Scratching a 33 RPM LP isn't talent or skill.. I demand a law that will make it illegal for a performer to lip-sync more than 25% of their 1 hour show.. You sheep are getting ra.ped and you don't even care.. The backstreet girls to girls to wimps, etc, stole your minds and rotted your money away.. What do you have left, except for broken dreams and tattered wall posters?

    GaGa and her ilk don't care about the fans, just the green you spend to see fakeness!

    April 20, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Sea

    I agree with the two artist, Gaga is a joke and annoying at best. I can not wait until I don't have to see her face again or come across articles such as this one. It is so ordinary how different she wants to be, but isn't.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Dani in AZ

    Evil? ha! Gaga is nothing compared to a lot of other artists out there. I think your god can decide what is evil and what is not.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  171. SherriB

    Oh...and if you're allowing your little kids to watch almost ANY of today's videos...you're either careless or naive. Take back your control of the TV, but let us adults discern what we'd like to watch or not watch. Thanks very much.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Ahnya

    I clicked the link for this article solely to read the comments section, as I am completely unimpressed with Ms. Germanottas' musical/visual offerings. Her misuse of iconic imagery in her videos offends me, and the music is nothing but droning noise. Hard to believe so many people find her talented and enjoy listening to her garbage. "Disco Stick" c'mon, shes basically a Madonna Wannabe. Further, I think she is a horrible example to all the little girls that listen to her. Don't be fooled by being sucked into that garbage and what it may lead to. I am not hating on her, just giving an honest opinion. I sure would not want my kids watching or listening to this low class/ bad influence. Wayyyy too much, too soon for young kids. They should go outdoors and play and make their own joyful music.

    Having said that, feel free to blast me now, because it won't change my mind one bit. Evil is evil, and I won't invite it into my head, or my home.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  173. SherriB

    Why do some people think that Lady GaGa fans automatically worship GaGa as some "new phenomenon"?? Her music makes me feel awesome and alive. I could care less if there are similiarities to GJ, Madonna, Pat Sajak for all I care. I'm not going to toss my GaGa music out b/c some people don't care for her. Her singing, song-writing, videos...I (and a million others, including her fellow-artists) love them. If you don't like her, feel free to not listen to her. It's a big wide world of musical tastes out there. I'm sure you'll find something. Stop hating and move on to something you love. You're gonna give yourself heart attacks with all that anger! Lol.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      "Her music makes me feel awesome and alive."

      Good. 🙂 That's the whole point of Lady's music – to bring positivity. People who are just hating don't understand her message. If you don't like it, ignore it. Simple.

      September 21, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  174. moneyhoney!


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  175. CAndy

    Im glad people are seeing that Gaga is a copycat.
    She is a weird westernized version of Ayumi Hamasaki...who's first single happened to be POKER FACE as well...

    Gaga is just more weird.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  176. maty

    The record industry is in the toilet- and are currently pushing the most vapid, soulless crapola on the public. You think if the Stones or Black Sabbath or Patti Smith were coming out now that the record companies would be pushing anything like that?

    April 20, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  177. cm

    Ok, so like more than one person can wear outrageous outfits. Why does it have to be limited to just one individual. It's not just Gaga who designs her outfits just like it's not just Grace Jones only. It's a collaboration. I love MIA, but how in the hell does Gaga sound more like than her? If anything, I hear some serious Bette Midler. When does MIA belt out like that? It's sad that they just can't sit back and enjoy it for what it is: Fun beats and entertainment.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  178. NICOLE


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  179. Alfred

    Lady Gaga is not the industries last ditch effort to make itself important, she's just the next thing. We had Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, Britney Spears, Christina Aguelara, and now we've got Lady Gaga.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Johnboyyy

    I wish Whitney Houston would not have got all messed up.
    She could really sing – maybe still can...

    April 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  181. maty

    I wonder what Barbara Mandrell thinks of Lady Gaga?

    April 20, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  182. RippedJeans

    Grace Jones still has quite a following to this day. My boyfriend and I love Grace Jones as an artist. My boyfriend is a dj. He has a vinyl collection of Grace Jones’ records. He plays Grace Jones, but has never played Lady Ga Ga.

    Grace’s eclecticism, androgynous look, and powerful voice make her stand out above the rest. She doesn’t force it and package it like Lady Ga Ga. Lady Ga Ga is doing her thing, but people act like it is ground breaking.

    M.I.A. was right. Lady Ga Ga is more style than substance. The interviewer asked Grace what she thought about Lady Ga Ga, and Grace said what she felt. Anyway, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

    April 20, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  183. louie

    grace jones and MIA should be proud if they are being imitated by gaga, it means they are really that good..........but they are both envious and sour graping, that is what i thought>>

    April 20, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Dani in AZ

    I know I did...you are...and thats worse...how?

    April 20, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  185. janet

    dani in AZ , find a cactus and kiss it. I may have accused some of being lazy, but you call them losers.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  186. laughingatu

    by the way I read somewhere that GaGa used to write and do chorography for Brittany Spears AND others, so she does have many talents. She just decided to do for herself instead of others and is way more successful! Its a shame other has been artist have to slam current artist to make themselves back in the news. At least we know who Gaga is, who the heck is MIA, who ever she is her name is unknown except in stories like this. Heck even Beyonce likes Gaga! LOL! Grace Jones is just weird! I don't watch/listen to her because she is not my style, doesn't mean others don't like her so most of the time I keep my opinion to myself and if she is on I would turn the channel and if it is Gaga on...I turn it up!

    April 20, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Clark

    Funny how the people whining about being ripped off are people no one has ever heard of.

    Must be you weren't doing it right. Good thing someone stole it.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  188. janet

    johnboyy, not at all. Just having fun..by the way LOVE Celine! now she is worth listening to.... and bloggin' about.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Dani in AZ

    Janet you sit there and tell the rest of us to get off our lazy chair and say to get a life...um what are you doing now? writing on a blog about something that you dont care for. Picking apart other people on this blog about how their lazy. Your doing the same thing we are you hypocrite so guess who else needs to 'get a life'?

    April 20, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  190. laughingatu

    I am in my mid 40's and think Lady Gaga is very talented. She has had so much said about her that I love the way she acts out just to show she does her own thing. Grace Jones only wishes she was as popular in her time as Gaga is in this time! A lot of people young and old like her and if you don't, don't listen!

    April 20, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  191. hoop-la

    Just because its not your genre of music, doesn't mean it sucks. If it did suck it wouldn't be popular, and (The Saint?) Lady Gaga obviously is considered a great artist since she has sold more records and been on the top played lists and far more successful than Grace Jones-and if you cant see that your just in denial. And just because I have no interest in Grace Jones doesn't mean I'm going to turn around and cut down people's personal character because they simply have different taste in music. Anyone who does that is a judgemental closed-minded person and only think that what they like is what is good.
    Grow Up.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Johnboyyy

    Janet – you are pickin' us apart.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  193. janet

    who freakin' cares? this is funny , you all speculate what others like think feel etc. Get off your lazy chair and do something other than sit at your computer and pick apart someone or something that sells and makes that person money. Get a life people.

    April 20, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Johnboyyy

    I wonder what Celine Dion thinks about GaGa and Grace?

    April 20, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  195. TheSaint

    Blondenista: Just because GaGa has sold more albums that doesn't mean she's a better artist. Despite her efforts to appear different, her music, as someone already mentioned, sounds like 20 year old club Ibiza club music and appeals to the masses who have mainstream tastes.
    Grace Jones always did her own thing. She was more concerned with producing art, not selling the 'most albums' and producing off the shelf crap.

    April 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Dee G

    Oh Please – Lady GaGa is a flash in the pan and (pardon the pun) pales in comparison to Grace Jones. There are an awful lot of young posters on here who have no idea who Grace Jones even is. To them I say, sit down, keep your mouth shut, and listen – maybe you'll learn something!

    April 20, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  197. jason

    lady gaga sucks. She is a cracked out puppet of hollywood, and that story is a rerun...
    MIA keep you hole shut you may have better lyrics, but your voice sounds like a whinning 9 year old you want to drop kick if it wasnt illegal.
    grace jones. no offense but that train has come and gone!!!

    April 20, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  198. BobbyD

    That's not Grace Jones.....that's Strange.

    April 20, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  199. jason

    they all suck. IF one were to print out the lyrics of lady gaga, they would soon realize she is a hollywood puppet. her lyrics blow, but she is an excellent puppet. that is what people are attracted to now a days. MIA has a little kids voice that sounds like a like kid taunting you annoyingly, you the kind you just want to drop kick, if it wouldnt put you in jail. j/k MIA

    April 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  200. dj

    It sounds like an echo of the same resentment Bowie had when Gary Newman arrived on the scene. Lady Gaga seems like a classy person who wants to openly acknowledge her influences. I don't think there's any disrespect there.. rather flattery that would expose Jones' catalog to a new generation.

    April 20, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Johnboyyy

    I like artists who write their own songs, play an insturment or two and can sing well. I don't need costumes or goofy dancing.

    April 20, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Draven

    Welcome to the sad, sad world of mainstream music, the most irrelevant cash-grabbing genre in the entire game. Gaga is no different than Spears, Simpson, Swift, Shiloh, Bieber, and the countless other no-talent pretties looking to carve a name for themselves out of the flesh of their idols. The reason is simple: cash. GaGa's music has sold like hotcakes, and for what reason? It's blatantly dumbed down euro-dance with no intensity, originality or passion. GaGa doesn't know where the light in the music studio is, much less how to craft a decent song. I agree with Jones. She's just the next robot in the assembly line, nothing more. What a shame that this music is sold on the backs of a knuckle-dragging public who actually believes that this is good music. But that's the world we live in. Don't blame the artists. Blame the sheeple.

    April 20, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  203. dee

    I luv M.I.A.– she's freakin dope!

    April 20, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Chaz

    Yeah, that how I pretty much feel about the wondering eye, wash up girl. Have you ever seen a live show ? I have...I did like her. But @ her show...She kinda looked like gumby up there shaking her ungodly looking thing. Im over her. Hopefully ( and I know it WILL happen ) Madonna will never work with her. Thats just the way I feel...sorry 🙂

    April 20, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  205. mushymushroom

    KInda reminds me of Madonna saying that Gwen Stefani copied her...but atleast Gwen replied "Tell me one girl my age that was not influenced by her, that doesn't want to be like her"

    Madonna also channelled Marilyn Monroe...

    It's very,very, very difficult to say that you're the original one especially when it comes to arts. It has the same argument as the Intellectual Property Rights, like for example you want to develop a TV, you will use the old formula of TV to build one right; but you will just add the feature you want and you call it your original and no one else but you can reproduce it the fact that you're "invention" was made out from someone else's; isn't that a little hypocritical? What would happen if the inventor of TV says that no one can reproduce TV? Is that acceptable? That's like MS. Grace saying that no one can do what she did before where in fact she wasn't the first female disco singer ever, she just added a little shocker here and there and she calls herself original, she may be but still she wasn't the first to sing those kind of songs.

    So I guess Ms. Grace should rather be flattered, Gaga is not a copycat maybe she was just really inspired of artists like Grace or Madonna but she still is herself, not ORIGINAL but an innovation to fit in the present time's standards...

    FYI I hate GAGA ok...

    April 20, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  206. xo98n

    uhhh Haters???

    April 20, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  207. dr. Bob Reed

    It is amazing but predictable that someone in the twilight of a career that was based upon questionable talents, now wants to milk attention by linking her name to someone on the rise. Don't get me wrong – I am not a Lady GaGa fan. Grace Jones is more of a Zsa Zsa than a GaGa – famous just for being outrageous decades ago. But for the life of me, I can't recall anything that Jones produced (music, acting, etc.), that was any more than just "look at me!" At least GaGa has some music that people are excited about. Ms. Jones reminds me of Little Richard when he claimed that rock and roll was stolen from him by, among others, the Beatles, Elvis, etc. I think Grace Jones demeans herself by these antics. Ms. Jones, just go make music, or art, or act well – whatever – and stand on your own, rather than claim that someone is stealing your act – by the way, there were artists doing what you did in your career long before you came along – so go be productive.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Eric

    Cry me a river, this has been is just jealous. She never had 1/10th the talent Gaga has. I only barely recognize here...who cares what she thinks? Gaga making millions of dollars doesn't give a rats ass, lol.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  209. cnntruther

    I loved and I have heard plenty of Grace Jones' music back in the day. She was good, innovative, and very entertaining. I have also heard and seen Lady Gaga. ANYONE, Grace Jones or otherwise, who states that Lady Gaga does not have any talent is mistaken, at best, delusional, at worst.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Aaron

    Lady Gaga is a talentless, fashion show train wreck. However, we are not too bright as a species, hence her success.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Trudy

    I adore Gaga, but I have to agree with MIA (I've heard of her, but don't really know her music) to the extent that Gaga's music isn't nearly as provocative as the image she projects through her appearance and videos. She's a smart, talented young woman, and a talented musician. She's probably busy as hell, but I bet you she'll work it out.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  212. clownhunter

    Grace who? Just a nobody beggin' to be somebody by taking a cheap shot. No class.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Rosanne

    Not trying to take anything away from Lady Gaga (i don't really know her music but i have seen her on or in magazines and on tv). In terms of style and origination credits – she has copied from Grace Jones and others –check out Patti Labelle and the Bluebells and, Labelle's costumes from the early 70's and unlike Grace Jones, Ms. Patti can sang!

    Grace Jones has her place in history, she was this high fashion model who hung out with the likes of Andy Warhol and Jean Paul-Gautier; then turned singer & actress (just like they do today) I remember "Pull up to my bumper baby" was played in a lot of the clubs. Grace was always "out there" in left field–that's how she got to be known because she stood out and wasn't like all the other models or artists. It's a form of flattery to be copied–(sometimes)

    April 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Dani in AZ

    Thank you blondenista for doing that research. The majority of people who wrote on this post see only what they want to see, hear what they only want to hear, and believe only what they want to believe.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Jim

    Lady Gaga is annoying in a completely different way than M.I.A.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Saka

    yvonne you sing better then!

    April 20, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Saka

    can you sing yvonne? Probably not!

    April 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Gisell

    Lady Gaga is a brilliant talent. We should cheer on unique, genuine talent not bring it down. As far as I can see, GAGA is not copying Jones/Madonna-she is eccentric but in her own way and her talent shows past her wild ways. Keep up the good work. I am sure there are a lot of other people waiting for her next album and wonderful work. Love you GAGA.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Saka

    yvonne, can u do better? NO!!!

    April 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Dani in AZ

    Its all personal opinion I believe that this so called "copying" is just another word for inspiration. Gaga is just the new generation artist expressing herself through her music and what she wears, and music has been developing since the begining of civilization. Get a grip you less successful losers.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  221. angel eyes

    I love Lady Gaga....too bad that Grace Jones had to come out and say this about her....if there really were so many similarities, most people would have figured it out. Gaga is very popular and making way more money right now.....so jumping on the bandwagon to take credit is bound to happen.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Blondenista

    Sorry ladies (and gentlemen), I did my homework –
    Miss Jones never had a Top 40 hit in the US – her best effort was peaking at #69 in 1986 (out of the 5 singles released). Her second best effort was a *decade* earlier, when she hit #71 on the US Billboard charts. For more years than not, Miss Jones didn't break the top 100 or even release a single despite releasing almost annually, albums through1989. Thirty-four years, and not one chart-topper (again, in the US). 10 studio albums and 40 singles – only the Europe (most notably the Netherlands) and Canada seem to appreciate Miss Jones, there, she hit the top 40 several times over.
    Miss M.I.A. has two albums to her name – each debuted at #98 and #39, respectively. Miss M.I.A. second album has reached a status of Gold, selling in excess of 500,000 units. In the 7 years since her debut, only 2 of her singles have broken the top 20, in the UK only. "Paper Planes" peaked at #4 in the US – but I have yet to hear this song on the radio personally. (I like a lot of dance music, so this surprises me some.)
    Miss Gaga – also with only two albums (and 2 years) to her name – debuted at numbers 2 and 5, respectively. Both albums have gone Platinum multiple times in multiple countries/continents. Miss Gaga for the last two years (with only 8 singles) charted at an average of #18.

    I think despite what many CNN commenters are saying – Miss Gaga wins. If "imitation is the most sincere form of flattery" it also seems to show that Miss Gaga does it far better than those before her in the form of Miss Jones and even her 'contemporaries' in the form of Miss M.I.A.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  223. TheSaint

    Grace Jones Rules!

    She was modeling, singing, and acting and pushing the limits of avante garde way before most of you punks were even born. She rocked with the best of them in Studio 54 and was part of the art scene with Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.

    Lady GaGa? Lady DERIVATIVE. As with most of the artists of this generation, she is a manufactured studio tool. No originality, no talent.

    Who do you think paved the way for this neophyte? Look back to art and musical history and all you youngsters might learn something.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  224. kmdbear

    Go Jones... F#@$ Gaga! I hate Gaga she was cool for about one second the when everyone stared liking her she became uncool. I personal don't need the corporate music industry telling me what cool and what's not.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  225. TRegan

    Grace Jones is a forerunner. Gaga is a copy cat. She's a very good copy cat. She is talented. She has a good voice, but she needs to be more original and the industry desperately needs that. I hope she evolves into a little more originality.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  226. James

    I love Grace Jones even if she work with gay hater Beenie Man. I love Lady GAGA because it is not because she dresses up. GAGA can write a song (words and music). GAGA can actually sing an whole concert. Lady GAGA is truly talent and I have alot of respect for that. Ms. Jones you need to wake up and promote that talent which yes does market in the same fashion. Peace

    April 20, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Tammy

    I know who Gaga is...... but Grace Jones and MIA..never heard of them, I think MIA wore the bumble bee suite at some award when she was prego but is she a performer?

    April 20, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  228. sarmar

    I think everyone has got it all wrong...Its Kesha that is copying Grace Jones. Watch the first tribute video below and then watch Kesha's performace this last week on Saturday Night Live.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  229. GIlbert

    Like we give a rats a** about someone dated who I've never heard of.....just jealous she's not famous anymore 😛

    April 20, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  230. teresa

    I don't remember ever enjoying Grace Jones music but I sure do like Lady Gaga.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Please, no reunion shows

    It's funny, really. Most under age 25 will probably think Lady GaGa is the end all-be all. Those of us over age 25 simply know better. Lady GaGa is entertainment no doubt, but don't fool yourself into thinking there isn't some truth to what M.I.A. and Grace Jones says. Wat's here today will be recycled tomorrow in entertainment world...don't doubt it.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Hinstine

    Gaga lacks originality... we all see that

    April 20, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  233. pookyg

    And, he's off to the Britney Spears Concert.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  234. BKWoman

    I think the Gagaheads are forgetting who came to who to ask for a collaboration. Gaga is obviously trolling Grace to substantiate her own shallowness and lack of originality. Grace always did her own thing and never needed anyone to substantiate her. She also doesnt need the publicity as Grace was a true avante garde. She didnt need hype. For those of you saying "Whos Grace Jones" you need to stop engaging in convos in which you know nothing.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  235. jon

    Gaga is a tool...another reason the music industry is full of ish.

    April 20, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Miguel in NY

    Grace Jones and M.I.A. are jealous haters! EVERY artist has been inspired by artists before them. NeYo and Chris Brown were inspired by Michael Jackson. Prince by Little Richard and James Brown. Madonna proudly pays homage to those before her. I think they're jealous because of her popularity and money. Lady GaGa is being herself and is a talented songwriter and pianist in her own right. Go GaGa!

    April 20, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  237. lgbaez

    As Picasso once said "Bad artists imitate, real artists steal!" Go Gaga!! Grace you can get over yourself, we haven't heard from you in decades!! And who is this M.I.A. anyway??? Lady Gaga rocks!!

    April 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Chris

    The only thing I remember about Grace Jones is that she was is some James Bond movie in he last 70s or early 80s, playing a very masculine type villain. What else has she done?

    April 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  239. truth to power

    Gaga is is a middle of the road singer with crazy outfits and really mediocre songs.
    I'm happy some people find greatness and pleasure in what she does but for me life is too short to waste on junk when there is greatness to kill time with!

    April 20, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  240. pookyg

    Hey, listen to her, or don't. Just don't say that people didn't warn you that she was something really special today, when you look back from this point, 20 years later or so.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  241. KDS

    It seems like Grace would be flattered, after all, imitation is the highest form of flattery. A new generation of people could have had the chance to see her stuff. Most people who are Gaga fans don't even know who GJ is. GJ doesnt have a patent on the style Gaga is sporting but I think the offer showed that Gaga wanted to pay homage and gets a slap in the face in return.
    It would have been nice to see some collaboration and may have rekindled GJ's career. Too bad she just burned that bridge. She should have had the class take it as a compliment and use it to her advantage instead of acting like an old sourpuss. I well remember her in her "glory days" and she has never reached the place where Gaga is nor will she ever. She is 61! Time to pass that torch along to some new blood and be grateful that her influence didn't just die but lives on.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  242. anon

    "April 20th, 2010 2:09 pm ET

    At least Gaga (and M.I.A. for that matter) has relevance of some sort....whereas Grace Jones continues to be "that crazy lady in Conan the Barbarian I think, or was that someone else" ...so whiny"

    She was in Conan the Destroyer you twit. Know your facts before you judge. Your fail is staggering.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  243. bella

    Dumbest debate ever. Sure, Grace may have inspired some of GaGa's fashion choices, but their music is vastly different. Ya'll can sit here and argue all day long, but it doesnt change the fact that some people love GaGa, some hate her, and same with Grace.

    Also, Grace was NOT Warhol's muse. Double check your art history, whomever posted that.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  244. JerseyDude

    Again, all the people asking who is Grace Jones obviously are people too young to know anything before Britney Spears. Just because you don't have a clue of who Grace Jones is, doesn't mean that she has no relevence in the music industry.

    And what is it that some of you are not getting through your thick heads. Lady Gaga asked Grace Jones to collaborate, not the other way around! Do you get it now? Grace Jones was asked by Lady Gaga. So obviously Grace Jones IS somebody of importance, because there are plenty of other artists current and in the past that Lady Gaga could've wanted to collaborate with.

    The problem some of you are having is that you got it twisted. You think for some reason that Grace Jones is supposed to be GRATEFUL that Lady Gaga wants to work with her. And your egos are bruised because you realize that everyone doesn't think she's all of that, and she found out that one of her inspirations doesn't think much of her either.

    That's the whole point. Lady Gaga was dissed by one of her inspirations, and some of you think that Lady Gaga is more than what she really is. Doesnt matter that YOU dont know who GJ is, Lady Gaga does. And she got a dose of reality, not the other way around.

    So if Grace Jones is garbage in comparison to Lady Gaga, then what does that make Lady Gaga for asking if she can work with her? Ponder that one for a while.....

    April 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Learn2Music

    All of you Gaga fanatics need to get some Q-tips and clean out your ears to hear the crap that is coming out of your speakers. It's pretty sad when a member of South Park can sing your song and make it sound better.

    Grace Jones looks like a nut, but at least she doesn't dress like Hannah Montana.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Sam

    No matter how or what they say, they are going to sound bitter. And you know what? Everything has been done. There is no "new sound" anymore. Everything is remade, remixed and reborn. A child learns a knock knock joke, its new to them even if it is acient to everyone else. What Gaga does is appeal to people, either news wise or entertainment wise. Her music is catchy if not mindless. But when you have nothing to sing for the message gets lost. Which is probably why I listen to either classic rock or jazz. Anything you think is new is likely not, she may be improving or mixing up an old idea, but it does not make it a new idea. It would not even be unique if she got up on stage naked and sang (see red hot chili peppers). So unless she starts plagurizing specific lyrics or hooks then leave her be

    April 20, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  247. pookyg

    "her mind controlling antics" LOL. Well, she can control it all her little heart wants. I guess people only look at the cover and deprive themselves of reading the actual book beneath. LOL.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Thede Vilthatiam

    You tell em Gracie. Put the nasty tranny in his place.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  249. jj

    grace jones is just upset because most of the people reading this have no idea who she is. Some people cant stand it when others have success. I think lady gaga is the bomb. I love her.
    Who is <M.I.A.? Never heard of him/her/them.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Me

    Who the f*** is Grace Jones?

    April 20, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Pants on the ground

    Gaga has all her supporters "Gaga" with her mind controlling antics. They are merely being controlled and the said part is they don't even know it. Gaga will have the last laugh AT her supporters.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Jen

    Who is Grace Jones, anyway? She must not be that great... GaGa is everywhere and M.I.A. had one song (which I thought was ridiculous to begin with.) Who cares what either of them have to say!

    April 20, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  253. pookyg

    She obviously puts a hell of a lot of thought into her theatrics on stage or in a music video. She is a hottie, new-age Shakespeare type, letting all the drama unfold for you on stage.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Jenna

    Grace IS still around. She is touring. Unfortunately most people don't know that. Should have collaborated with Gaga.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Hinstine

    lol @ Topaz i'm still on 1:40 ...how can she wear those atrocious garments?

    April 20, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  256. pookyg

    Random, it's an Elvis or Beatles type of thing. Maybe that will help you understand.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  257. double e

    Grace, did you say something??? Blah Blah Blah......

    April 20, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Random

    What amazes me about this whole thing isn't who's jealous of who or who did it first. Look at how many people have commented and debated over this when there are more important real life issues going on in politics and the real world. Who gives a hoot about who was the original, there was always some one who inspired them to do what they did. Why not take these people off a pedistol and put some real hero's on it!!!!!!

    April 20, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Eric

    Grace Jones should kick all your butts with her bejewelled stiletto. She still rocks!

    April 20, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  260. James

    cynical, judgemental people...GaGa entertains us...and she does have talent, quite a bit. maybe look at yourself and your hashness and wonder why you might be where you are in life? maybe you are just an ass. Stop with the negative. If you don't like something its fine...the tear a person apart thing reflects who you are...I prefer GaGa. Grace should be honored that someone remembered her fantastic days.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  261. ladyrat26

    Grace Jones, who????????????????

    April 20, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Topaz

    That second Grace Jones Tribute video... wth does she have on @ 3:29 ? My god that woman is crazy! Its like a giant Starfish costume O_O

    April 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  263. pookyg

    Also, Nobody buts on better theater than Gaga, other than perhaps Shakespeare's ghost. Grace, she may have saw one of your paintings hanging on the wall, and then decided to make her own masterpiece. But, that doesn't mean she copied you.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  264. bobby trendy

    I love all the dramaa!
    btw who is gracie jones?

    April 20, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  265. drew breeze

    who on earth is grace jones?

    April 20, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  266. tambam

    P.S......M.I.A.....Who are u?

    April 20, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  267. tambam

    please.....this is just a stunt to get publicity! anyone who is smart is jumping on the GAGA train. Grace is just doing it WRONG!!!!!
    BTW....Grace.....WHERE have u been?

    April 20, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Theo Kingma

    Oh, No! I love M.I.A. and love Lady Gaga ... Now they're fighting ... What do I do? Maybe they take a PAPER PLANE, meet and talk it out ... or just simply pick up the TELEPHONE?

    April 20, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Elle

    Grace is so... Strange. I cant believe she would wear those 'outfits' in public. o_O

    April 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Rose

    Wow! Grace Jones is definitely a force to be reckoned with.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  271. pookyg

    Oh no you didn't, girl freind! (Said from a straight man.) Watch Bad Romance ten times. If you took a few college English courses, you will begin to see some interesting messages on the first and second viewings. Keep viewing, there's more. There's a whole lot more! The substance of this seemingly shallow song will blow your mind if you read for double meaning, subtext, symbolism, etc... There are mainstream and underground messages to be had, all for your viewing pleasure.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  272. SkyREAD

    Song and dance set to music is pure art as art is an expression of the soul that evolves over time to adapt to our ever changing culture. She might sound like the echos of distant stars that erupted in the past but over time her primal display will prove to be the brightest an the hottest.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Tod

    There's nothing more hilarious than an artist who thinks they invented something new. Grace and MIA and every other artist – musician, filmmaker, whatever– stand on the shoulders of those who came before them. All they do is adapt the art of others, merge it into something that smells new.

    Maya (MIA) has "copied" the styles of Tamil street artists, Grace has made thousands of dollars from singing adapted cover songs written by others... These two women are so full of themselves (and full of crap) that they can't even see straight. This is what celebrity does to some people... it makes them complete jerks.

    April 20, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  274. troufant

    Lady Gaga is safe pop trying to pass as bad ass. She's so far off it's actually hilarious.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Sane Person

    Ok, lets get real Lady Gaga is garbage, all of her stuck is whack. She is truly trying to put a mixture of all these people together and its horrible. I feel stupid just by hearing one of her songs. Im sorry but I remember when music used to mean something and HAVE A POINT, and her music has no POINT.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Salome

    Talk about a classy, beautiful, talented, rocking lady–Tina Turner. At least she can still rock with young and old, like Beyonce and Mick Jagger!!!

    April 20, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Agreed. I like Grace but she cannot hold a candle to the Queen of Rock 'N' Roll, Ms. Tina Turner. Grace just sounds like a grumpy old b!tch. She needs a nap and a clue. But everyone wants to hate on the undisputed brightest star of the moment – Lady Gaga. And her moment is going to be quite long.
      And what the hell is MIA even talking about? She needs to go take care of her baby and hush with that nonsense.

      September 21, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  277. Paulette


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  278. Dlishh

    Hahaha. Last time I checked gaga was the one trying to do a song with Grace. She wouldn't have voiced her opinion unless she was asked. Hating? I think not.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Jane



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  280. dallas

    No disrespect to Gaga or Jones, BUT I think music and musical artist for the last 10 years kinda stink... Now I do believe there are some glimmers of talents such as Christina Aguilera or Bobby Bobileau(i know that's not spelled properly) that really can sing from the soul but the rest of the stuff that's released is just alot of sampling and computer files thrown together to pretend to be music.

    Great artists like Michael Jackson and U2 is and will be the end of the true art form of music. I don't even list Lady Gaga's sounds as music. It's just entertainment. Same for Lil' Wayne and Puff Daddy and many others. It's just junk..I think we live in the century of "American Idolism" which no-talented people are pulled on stage and given wierd clothes OR no clothes at all and the music producers try to pass them off as musicians..

    So to all, don't get too upset with Lady Gaga is doing.. She's not the only "music miss" and won't be the last... You won't find a great Aretha Franklin or New Edition in any of these artists!

    April 20, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  281. Paulette

    i'm sorry but this woman here is truly ' weirdness


    April 20, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Andrew

    its pretty funny (and pathetic) that no talent artists are arguing over who stole who's idiotic style. If Lady Gaga was stealing from me I'd be too ashamed to even show my face in public again. You people are ridiculous who support any of these artists. Go listen to a real band!

    April 20, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  283. ScrapSupply

    These comments are great..

    April 20, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Cesar

    Who is Grace Jones?? And who cares what she hast to say about the amazing Lady G
    Go GAGA!!

    April 20, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Rich

    Bottom line: Lady Gaga is here to stay, Grace Jones is irrelevant, and at her age, most definitely on the way out. I don't say that to be cruel, but because some people seem incapable of being realistic.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  286. CHRISEZ

    It's just 1 Hasbeen's and 1 Almostwas' opinion.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Sniffit

    TBH? All three of them suck...hard core...like a Hoover on steroids.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  288. pookyg

    Please, Lady Gaga is tremendously talented. It doesn't matter if she really is mimicking anyone, though I smell jealousy and resentment, galore. Whatever she is doing, it is just mind-blowingly good. No other artist has rocked a music video like Lady Gaga has in Bad Romance. Nobody!

    April 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Skip Towne

    I so do GaGa
    Grace Jones is a man.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  290. grace jams

    my jamaican guy – pull up to the bumper – slave to the rhythm – walking in the rain – GAGA has yet to create a song that compares to these masterpieces by G-Jones..

    April 20, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Dee

    I have to wonder about the age and the true music knowledge of the people bashing Grace Jones. I happen to enjoy Gaga's music very much but to try and diminish an artist whose songs continue to this day to be sampled and mixed into so many other artist's songs is just wrong. Jonses comments may not have been flattering but we must consider that Lady Gaga sought her out for collaboration for a reason. No matter how unpopular her comments may have been, no one can deny her place in music history.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Paulette

    Ouch! Ms. Grace didn't hold anything back huh... well hey gaga still has other people she can rip off.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  293. ghg

    I wasn't a fan of Lady Gaga much either at first but after hearing her acoustic version, the young lady has a lot of talent. Her radio music doesn't do justice to her true talent.


    April 20, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  294. ArbitraryY

    Anyone who thinks Gaga has anything on MIA is simply a wiener.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Paul

    Gaga is a phenom, thats for sure – BUT there is no way she can be put in the same league as Grace Jones, not yet. Okay Gaga can can sing her ass off, her songs are chart hits and her fashion is dynamic – BUT only if she is still filling arenas and releasing albums 30yrs from now will she be able to compare to Grace. Longevity is the name of the game and Grace Jones rocked the Hollywood Bowl last year, leaving the audience gob smacked. I'm sure Gaga was there. Only time will tell if Gaga has the goodies.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Sniffit

    So it's official then? Nothing causes regressive tendencies in adults better than money and fame...not even childhood abuse?

    April 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  297. CBips

    At the end of the day, all Grace is saying to Gaga is 'be your own person, stop cloning me' and i agree. Though lady Gaga's music is catchy... it isn't very substantial.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Pete

    Grace who?

    April 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Sniffit

    Can I have the 5 minutes back that I spent reading that please?

    April 20, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  300. tami

    Grace's 15 minutes have come and gone. Yeah, so she's in her hall of fame, but we don't want to look at tarnished, old trophies, we WANT TO ROCK AND ROLL AND DANCE AND M OVE AROUND with our young bodies, not old, stiff old lady joints. She needs to move aside and let the young people have their turn.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  301. veggiedude

    It all goes back to David Bowie. He did all the glam rock stuff from 72-74 and no one could do it better.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Thomas

    Gaga's performances are boring and she's not a very good singer. All she has going for her is her 'weirdness' and that's not even hers.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  303. common sense

    Lady Gaga. Who wants to look and hear something out of trash bin. He style only shows her immaturity. Oh, let's wear blood and gore so I can be noticed. What a joke!!!!!!!!!! but I'm not laughing. Shouldn't music embrace the mind and soul. But if you look at Gaga, it is scary. She would benefit from wearing outfits that would show her young and beautiful self, but she tries to freak us out. Never in a trillion years would I buy her music or go see her in concert and those of you who do, should save their money.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Brandon Butler

    Allow me to offer a lyrical comparison:

    "Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun \
    And baby if it's love if it's not rough it isn't fun"

    "No one on the corner has swagger like us \
    Hit me on my Burner prepaid wireless"

    The first isn't necessarily about anything substantive, but the quality is heads and shoulders above the second in terms of beat and complexity. Remember: just becuase you are singing about something substantive doesn't make you the better artist, although you can fool yourself into thinking it. It doesn't make you better at what you do.

    As for Gaga aping traditions 20 years old... what, the noise of cash registers in a song has never been done before? Not by like... a certain band almost 40 years ago? And when Pink Floyd did it, it was actually manuipulated to be in time to a beat, not just thrown in there. But look! I'm singing about how hard life is! I'm artistic!

    April 20, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Anne

    Most people probably wonder who is Grace Jones? I am 49 and still sort of wonder? Yes Gaga has odd style, but she is pure talent: Muscian, singer and entertainer!

    April 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Elliot

    Gaga deserves far more credit than this. I'm hearing nothing more than bitter jealousy. And who said anything was wrong with 20-year-old Ibiza disco?

    April 20, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Tristan


    I love this woman! <3

    April 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Austin (GAGA #1)

    GAGA is so much betta then you!

    April 20, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Jenna

    Grace Jones made a big mistake by not collaberating with Gaga. That was her chance to introduce herself to the younger generation and possibly even put her name back into the spotlight. That will not happen now after she insulted Gaga. I'd bet Gagas fans will be much less willing to listen to Grace Jones music because of it.

    Is anyone even aware that Grace Jones is currently on tour? That argument about the younger generation not knowing who she is - perhaps they would know her if she was still GOOD. Funny how we only hear about her because of something Lady Gaga did.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  310. Courtney Anne

    I was around in the 80's and I always thought Grace Jones looked like a freak, because she seemed kind of scary. I also listen to all kinds of music, but I don't know who MIA is.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Wrex

    You want staying power? I'm betting on Pink more than I'd bet on Gaga. Gaga's cashing on something Madonna's already done (and once it's done once, you only look like an idiot when you try and copy it) – and that's reinvention of herself. Madonna was the ONLY one who had the guts to stay true to herself. Pink, I believe, is going to be the one who comes out on top as another woman singer who a) has the guts to pull it off and b) has the talent to stick around.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  312. mercury

    Grace is timeless indeed. I noticed she hadn't mentioned Gaga until this interview, when they asked her opinion.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  313. n8r

    I go goo goo for Gaga!

    April 20, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Todd Thatcher

    I don't listen to pop music but Lady GaGa is at the very least interesting and unique. Evern though I won't be buying her albums I find her facinating. Sounds like some of the others in "pop culture" are a bit jealous!

    April 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Tom B

    Guess who doesn't Care who doesn't like Gaga? Two clowns arguing.....

    April 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  316. JR

    Grace Who ?

    April 20, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  317. ShockaFlocka

    Grace Jones used to frighten the hell out of me when i was young lol I was SO scared of her... definitely a phenomenal woman. She has taken weirdness to a different peak. She's sassy too, she doesn't mince words.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Cynthia La Monica

    I am 64 years young and love Lady Gaga. She is innovative, extremely talented and a joy to watch and hear. I believe she will be a force to contend with. It is sad to watch another performer criticize Lady Gaga, when Grace should be encouraging and mentoring young talent. Where has Grace been, by the way?

    April 20, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Rosanne

    Lady Gaga is not an original and there is nothing new about what she's doing. I don't think that Grace Jones is hating on Lady Gaga, she's just stating a fact that Lady Gaga is not an original as far as the outrageous or artistic costumes are concerned–not necessarily the singing.

    I believe the article is talking more about style rather than singing talent as far as Grace Jones goes. You can even check out Labelle and see the costumes that Patti Labelle and Labelle wore as well.

    I don't know M.I.A. as well so i can't speak on that

    April 20, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  320. Sammie

    can someone tell me what grace jones' talent is besides being weird and wearing crazy costumes?

    April 20, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  321. 20 Years Ago Now

    Never heard of Grace?!?!

    No wonder, NO WONDER, "artists" like GaGa can get away with what they do, people do not care about Rock n Roll history or what came before... they just accept what's thrown at them like chicks in a nest.

    And Grace being 20 years ago today as opposed to Gaga being "today".

    You don't even know what Grace did 20 years ago and Grace is timeless, go do some "research", look up her recent concerts and music. The music industry if there is such a thing now, simply does not like older women and thats a tragedy.

    Grace, you are the Queen.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  322. Bree

    Everybody's seen everything at some point or another, so it's never really "new". Regardless of that, I have to agree that she is the darling of the recording industry right now and they're probably going to milk her until she runs dry... which won't be that far down the road.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Taylor

    M.I.A. has a point about the music. Sorry, I like Gaga's look but the music needs something.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Darren

    I love gaga but Grace Jones and the rest of these
    "artists" need to remember that CHER was before
    all of them.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  325. The Word Of Grace

    If Grace Jones says you suck. I'm sorry... seriously, you suck.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  326. CK

    Having never heard of Grace Jones, I checked out the video above hoping to hear some great music, etc. The outfits may have similarities – but where is the music?

    April 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  327. Priscilla

    I completely agree with M.I.A, Gaga portrays herself as shocking and interesting but her music is boring pop. It makes my brain hurt because the visual does not match the audio, she's boring and overrated.

    And believe me, it's not jealousy on their part. M.I.A is very successful and her music has true meaning...

    April 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  328. stormy miller

    all you anti gaga people are stupid. she is entertaining and a great talent. who cares if her music "sounds like" someone else or some other music genre. she fills a much needed void in an otherwise boring pop music world. i am 46 years old and loved grace jones back in the day, but that is the the thing, "back in the day" is the operative words. lady gaga is TODAY. grace jones was 20 years ago. grace should not embarass herself by making such ridiculous comments. and if you don't like lady gaga don't listen to her. i am sure she is satisfied the hundreds of millions of fans worldwide that love her.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  329. inwinterbleeding

    "Culteral icon Grace Jones"?!?

    Are you kidding me?

    April 20, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  330. frank


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  331. Lady Bye Bye

    Here's the list:

    Let's start with the women..
    Dale Bozio of Missing Persons
    Wendy O. Williams Plasmatics
    Of course, Madonna
    Ms. Grace Jones
    Cindi Lauper
    Annie Lennox
    Cher! To an extent, think Oscar costumes and her Las Vegas run and Disco Years
    Donna Summer!
    Nona Hendrix!
    etc., etc....

    The men:
    David Bowie
    Boy George
    Prince (Pre-Jehovah Witness – The Warner Brothers Years)
    Michael Jackson (I know it's a stretch but at his most extreme in style)
    The Village People
    Sigue Sigue Sputnik
    Bono of U2 (in his, their, CyberPunk years – think The Fly & Macphisto)
    Billy Idol
    Duran Duran...!

    I mean come the heck on! I can go on and on!

    You Gaga fans can defend and praise Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta all you want – she is simply NOT original or unique. No matter what you say, ever.

    And her marketing team knows this, the machinery behind her is immense. So powerful is it that Beyonce and HER team want in on that GaGa money. That's why Beyonce is in there pushing herself into GaGa's videos.

    But, I don't take Gaga very seriously, it's all entertainment to distract us from other things. But don't ever say she's original.

    He core fans much like say Prince's core fans in his day, were young and did not know about artists before them, so they simply thought all they he did was original. But the difference say from an incredible, broader talent Prince was, key word – WAS, and Lady Gaga for example, is that Prince re-invented those influences through his own style and thus, were more genuine about the love and knods to those influences.

    Lady GG's time will come. Welcome 2 The Dream Factory!

    April 20, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  332. Von

    With all due respect to Gaga, i'm white and i'm a gay man and i love her to death BUT Grace has held her own for many years and unlessu were present u wouldnt know the struggle it had been for her weirdness to finally reach where she took it. I respect Grace's achievement.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  333. chloe

    Pull up to my bumber baby and drive it in between!! Who is Grace Jones. I use to love her songs, they were edgy and now that I think of it Lady Gaga is a total rip off of Jones.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  334. KJ

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  335. CK

    I am disappointed at the list Gaga applauds, but we all have our taste – subsequently – if Grace Jones is such an icon – how is it so many folks don't know who she is?

    April 20, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  336. Sandra

    I am a 62 year old woman and of course I was very much a product of the 60's living in a hippie commune, going against the establishment, being my own woman. SO of course I relate to Lady Gaga, you go girl and don't ever let anyone get under your skin. You are making a statement and the world needs to be more genuine. Too many fakers out there – you are the real deal.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Monkey Peninsula

    Its amazing how derivative and essentially boring Gaga's music and videos are. All pop artists borrow from past acts, but her copying adds very little to the genre. Watch Goldfrapp's tongue-in-cheek "Ride the White Horse" or masterfully retro "Ohh, La, La, La, La" and it's immediately evident how they've also been ripped off by Gaga, who cashes in with her artlessly vulgar bling, market-designed for teenagers.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  338. huh

    Anyone else need to get their name in the media??? How about hate on Lady Gaga.... Please, these lame people (MIA, Grace Jones) are only hating to try to get noticed again.....HATE ON THE BEST OUT THERE, AND YOU WILL GET NOTICED! LOSERS!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  339. cremedelaute

    Grace u better werk girrr!!! FIERCE!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  340. Clayton

    I am black but on this note Grace Jones is really childish and has no class. Has the thought ever occured to Grace that it could be that Lady Gaga has admired her all her life? Could the thought occur to Grace that Lady Gaga has dreamt of the day she could do something with Grace Jones an icon?
    Gaga reached across the aisles and Grace is being the kid here.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  341. THEONE

    Oh no! I cannot wear faded jeans anymore cuz someone before me rocked them! OH NO! I think anyone can say that GAGA is stealing their style...she is wearing a leather shoe someone else wore! OH NO!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  342. CulturalShock

    Gaga is a fraud. Grace is truth. She has all right to refuse Lady Gaga, i wouldn't want to work with anyone who's ripping my style either. Lol The audacity of it! ugh!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Darrell

    I admire all people who go beyond the norm. It appears that Gaga is doing something right because she got alot of people following her. The style is something that the group Labelle did a long time ago. Keep it up!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Akeim

    I love Grace Jones I think she is an entertainer. She did have alot of club hits in her day before the internet and video popularity sway. I think it's mean of her to say she doesn't think Gaga is original. Most art in and or it self is a form of copy. Grace as an artist should know that. I have lost some respect for her for that statement. I like them both but Gaga is bringing back something that had long died and the world kinda needs. Style and that out there sort of look.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  345. Tre

    Gaga can never truly be considered an icon, or even an original artist at that. If she's inspired by Grace's originality then she should have all the more reason to be original in her craft.

    Pushing the barriers of originality should be her focus, instead of ripping the exact styles and building her fame off it.

    How can you copy an icon, lead your fans to believe its all u and then turn around and ask Grace to do a collab with u? What planet are u from? lol

    April 20, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  346. Courtney Anne

    Lady Gaga is the real deal. These other artists need to get over themselves. Their just jealous that Lady Gaga is more popular than they are. Love ya Lady Gaga!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  347. LALA

    SEFU – R U Really That Dumb? Arent we over the "black people cool" age....stop making African Americans look dumb, you are the only dumb one okay?

    April 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  348. Adam

    It;s a shame a gib comment in a paper can get blown up into this huge furoure. There is no Vs debate. Its all celeb gossip making it bogger than it actually is.
    Lady gaga does copy Grace Jones, but someone had to, she is a great person to copy.
    She is a one off. Her music is origonal and her fashion is unique (she only wears the most haute couture clothing that desingers make 2 of, one for the catwalk and one for her,such as Philip Treacy, Issey Miyake, Addezine Alaia, Theirry Muglar etc).
    Good luck to anyone that wants to copy her, they'll eventually be remembered as the copier in the end.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  349. daniel

    Lady Gaga has one thing M.I.A and Grace Jones do not...Talent!!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  350. sefu

    Lady GAga sucks. Her video directors and her visual coordinator should be getting all the dough, Madonna at least made an attempt at singing, and Grace Jones has a point Lady is rockin her vibe kinda hard. And biting is not inspiration it is plain biting, and she does kinda sound like MIA who also rocked the crazy visual thing. Well yall know white people, 1st black people rock it then they patent it

    April 20, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  351. GUY

    Tre – Well, we know who has a fetish for trannys. HAHAHAHA

    April 20, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  352. hahaha gaga sux

    lady gaga sux the sweat off a dead manz ballz nuff sed.!!!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  353. Guest

    This is about how AWESOME Lady Gaga is, not about how stupid you are LOL!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  354. Tre

    ha ha ha cmon, is this really a question? Gaga or Grace? Grace wins, hands down!!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  355. Guest

    William Cuff – – we didnt want to know what you are?? HELLO?

    April 20, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  356. william cuff

    The chicks a copycaten crazy corny weirdo

    April 20, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  357. the man in the rubber suit

    I am a fasion icon and both these womanoids stole my style!!!!!

    CNN do a story on me...

    April 20, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  358. wordclock

    Who the hell is Grace Jones?

    April 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  359. John

    Gaga will get the last laugh – she'll be one of the biggest selling and most awarded artists in history one day. People say this same kinds of things about any artist who comes out and has quick huge success.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  360. Guest101

    haha "Joe Mama"....your funny....Are you a little kid who believes everything they see/hear/read? sucks to be you! – -gullable...you would be a fun friend to pull a prank on! LMFAO!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  361. svscnn

    While I agree that GaGa is nothing new when it comes to shock value, I actually like her music (from "The Fame") way more than anything Madonna or Grace Jones ever did. Can't comment on the M.I.A. comparison, as I'm not familiar with her material.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  362. Jo

    History repeats itself , fashion repeats itself, music does a go around. i don't see the problem. I'd rather look at GAGA she's easier on the eyes anyway. And by the by if you purchase her product from M A C make-up
    100% of the funds go to the AIDS foundation. Concentrate on the positive people. so OH KNOCK IT OFF !!!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  363. the man in the rubber suit

    Gaga and Grace are both men.

    Deal with it?!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  364. bloomfever2002

    You want to talk copy cat..every person that is on the Disney label..I have a show..oh and now I have a record. Gaga is fun, she is not a barbie doll pin up. She is entertaining and fun. Go Gaga!!!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Dave

    ga ga is awesome... I would love to meet her. She was going to be a rock artist but changed to more pop.... Id love to hear her rock music...

    April 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  366. joe momma

    lady gaygay is a hermaphrodite.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  367. MissParker4breezy

    Ive always thought Grace was truly a man (secretly)

    lol i gotta admit though, she is FIERCE! Gaga has nothing on Grace.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  368. holtel1226

    Before there was a gaga, There was Grace Jones. She's old school, and always will be. GaGa is new. You either like her or you don,t I've never heard one of her songs. Hadn't given any thought to wether she was coping Grace. Who cares. I want ever have any of her music on my Ipod, want ever buy her cd's. But to each his own..SEE YA!!!!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  369. Nick

    Yall are going to hell 4 that lie...Gaga is a FUGLY woman, Grace is a MAN!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  370. victor

    I love american so so much. victor from africa ( cross_ike@yahoo.com)

    April 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  371. monkey d luffy

    Who cares about this nonsense, all garbage filth of he society, if you care for this crap go kill your self and save the food for people that deserve it.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  372. Dave

    Jenna is my new hero... thank you jenna =)

    April 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  373. Guest101

    If Grace Jones is a "fashion icon" then why is she so mad at Gaga? Isnt fashion supposed to be something for everyone? Shouldnt Jones be happy that she inspired someone? It isnt fashion if people dont like it, so if she is a fashion queen, then she should be flattered that someone likes her style enough to be inspired by it

    April 20, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  374. Tom

    I cant stand to look at that "thing". It looks like a dude to me but I cant tell for sure. Ive never heard its music and I dont plan to.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  375. So How Famous Is Lady Gaga?

    Just look at how many people responded to this article. People wouldn't respond if Lady Gaga wasn't ultra successful at what she is doing. All of you Lady Gaga haters are just proving yourselves wrong by saying anything at all.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  376. Ortizimo

    damn! so much hate...doesnt matter ppl, there are more pressing issues than this. in 10 years there will be another LG/Madonna/GJ and then this gen will be complaining just like we are now. That's whats great about it, every 10 years it repeats for new gen which = new $$ on the same thing. Just like Disney and their re-re-re-re-re-re-re-release of all the movies, but this time it has been digitally enhanced!!!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  377. Dave

    Grace jones looks like a man.... Gaga looks like a beautiful woman.... plus gaga can sing....so Im gonna go with the young hot chic who can sing....not the face painting bodybuilder that is 60..... go gaga

    April 20, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  378. Ariesk

    I was there discoing in Grace Jones's heyday, I enjoy Lady Gaga as well. However, it was GaGa who asked to collaborate with Grace Jones. NOT the other way around.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  379. Jenna

    LOL @ people who say Grace looks better than Gaga. Grace looks like a MAN.

    Unfortunately too many people are stuck in the 80's, and they can't accept new artists. For those who are saying Gaga listeners wouldn't know Stevie Nicks, etc., you stink of ignorance. Lady Gaga has a muchly diverse crowd – older and younger generations. Including younger people who KNOW and appreciate older music as well.

    Personally, I consider myself a metal-head, but I love Lady Gaga. I will recognize talent when I see/hear it - whether it be Pop, Country, Rap, whatever.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  380. JV

    if anyone thinks Lady Gaga is original, they are morons! She is the most UN-Original artist EVER! She copies a bit of several icons and threw it together, NOTHING is hers... NOTHING... not even her music... she'll be gone soon, she's already dying in the charts and media. boring – NEXT please...

    April 20, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  381. Memphis$Tenasee

    I used to be so scared of Grace Jones as was a child. She was just.... creepy! lmao I don't think Gaga or anyone else can truly capture her level off weirdness.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  382. Dave

    Scott's a dude, ain't he? He's crap...

    April 20, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  383. dean2890

    Grace Jones says Gaga copied her? And who did Grace Jones copy?! In one of her tours, she made her initial entry onto the stage dressed in a gorilla costume and slowly removed it–JUST LIKE MARLENE DIETRICH DID in a musical number in "Blonde Venus" back in the 30's...a DIRECT rip-off...or is it homage??? It's such a thin line...anyway, I think it's pretty low class of Grace to complain.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  384. leks

    you guys are idiots. Grace Jones was not known for her acting, she is known for her performances and her style. there is no greater performance artist than Grace Jones. she puts Madonna to shame. try to youtube her live acts. it goes back to the 80s and what she did at the Paradise Garage.. and her style.. the word "fierce" was first used to describe her. no one else comes close to the fierceness that is Grace Jones.

    lady caca is just another music industry factory product. she may as well have been the latest American Idol contestant. for those that think she's original, keep eating the crap they feed you.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  385. TWR2422

    C'mon...Grace Jones NEVER had a hit in the U.S. or anywhere else and if so someone please inform me. I remember seeing her on American Bandstand when I was a kid and thought she was 'out there' ...very trendy for the time but not talented at all. She was incredibly beautiful (and still is) but GAGA and Grace are no match in vocals.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Mae-sa

    Oh man, she got UUUUUUGLY!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  387. hotgold9

    GaGa had The Greater Vavoom play her after party in Atlanta and I heard those guys write her music.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  388. Steve

    Lady Gaga is the iPad of pop acts.

    "Ooh, look Shiny New Thing!"

    No substance, no merit. Inoffensive, doesn't challenge you to open your mind in any way, good PR.

    Wake me up when the next her & the next iPad come along so I can ignore that version of them, too. Yawn.

    Grace Jones is right. She is just copying every visual artist who came before her. You all had no substance.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Dave

    to all the gaga haters... She has done more to build herself up than any of you... shes got talent and drive.... and an a ss that rocks!!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  390. Scott

    Gaga's a dude, ain't he? He's crap... and anyone who gets off on that dude's "music" has questionable taste.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  391. JerseyShore

    lmaoooooo Gaga no honey, just stop. U cant win gurrrl! Grace is the epitome of weirdness.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  392. jaz

    LADY GAGA = LADY CACA... Marilyn Manson clearly has better make up, costumes and better shock and awe than CACA.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  393. noway

    Lady gaga is totally OVERRATED!
    Her music sounds old and not original, her voice is not nice, and her dance sux. So her outfits wow people because it's like from another planet, everyone loves it, that's art, that's creativity, Pleasssssssseeeee....
    She is popular only because there are no pop female singers these few years. She is just another pop artist doing Disney stuffs to attract people attention. If you say she is talented and have great performance, you should say Britney Spears the same thing. At least Britney spears have some great songs and better dance move, or some smiles. COmparison of gaga to britney is so relevant, they are just typical pop stars, and I dont care if gaga can write or play piano or hardworking, her music is just not great, and her outfits are getting old.
    CREATIVITY DOES NOT EQUAL WEARING CRAZY OUTFITS, period. She should focus on her music and singing skills more.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  394. Dave

    tommy_g- I just threw up in my mouth a little..... jeezzz man....

    April 20, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  395. Ortizimo

    tommy_g...women actually hit their prime @ 35 dude...

    April 20, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  396. All_The_way_Turnt_Down

    Grace is the truth... Gaga needs to just find her own niche and stop biting off others and claiming it as her own.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  397. Rita

    JerseyDude – You are so correct.

    Lady Gaga is only original to those who don't know Grace Jones. To those are familiar with GJ's music and style, LG is a complete copycat. This does not mean Lady Gaga does not have talent., because she is talented in that she can sing, play piano, and perform well. I think Lady Gaga is refreshing compared to all of the mainstream crap acts out there today, but original? Nope. Not at all. And she borrows her "flow" from MIA and Peaches.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  398. Ryii

    I like Gaga. I have one of her CDs loaded up in my car right now. BUT – I like her because I like to see who she ripped her beats from. It's a favorite game of my husband and I while driving around – guess which artist/song Gaga stole the beat/lyrics from. We listen to a lot of more obscure artists, ones that are less mainstream, less apt to be recognized by the general public that comprises Gaga's fan base. Defend Gaga as not having stolen her style/music all you want want – the fact is she does.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  399. Dave

    daisy- Did you ever read about the beatles or Buddy Holly getting upset because people copied them? There is a thing called class....and miss grace has none.... go Gaga!!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  400. tommy_g

    Grace still looks better at 61 than Gaga does now and Gaga is supposed to be in her prime.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  401. Jenna

    Hey Grace - The Phantom of the Opera called and he wants his mask back. YOU COPYCAT!!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  402. Barbilicious

    GRACE! GRACE! GRACE! GRACE! GRACE! GRACE! This woman is originality in its purest form.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  403. frank

    Not a fan of Gaga's music really, great voice though. but she sounds nothing like MIA, and the parallels between gaga and Jones are silly. Grace Jones should embrace it. beside Bjork is superior to them all!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  404. Marshall

    Grace who?

    April 20, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  405. daisy

    Grace jones isn't relevant? she's relevant enough for lady gaga to rip off. lady gaga gets major publicity for something that she did not start. she bit off grace jones style/image and ran with it. the younger audience are fully unaware of this b/c what these new artist do is go back to the 80s, 70s and 60s and rip off artist who are no longer relevant, as someone stated grace has no relevance, well it's looks like gaga may have been thinking the same thing" reason she ripped off grace jones image. having high hopes of no one taking notice but failed miserably. lady gaga lacks originality she clearly stole grace jones SENSE OF FASHION only to get praise from those of you who have no clue that she's a FASHION THIEF grace jones is the originator. younger people should start taking notes and stop disrespecting those who started it first. grace jones is simply saying what others have been thinking for a long time now, so you can kill that "IRRELEVANCY CRAP" give credit where credit is due, grace jones is a FASHION ICON.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  406. Sammie

    Are these 2 idiots serious? Lady gaga has more talent in her pinky than the 2 combined. MIA is a boring 1 hit wonder and Grace Jones is a B rated has been. But nice try to both of them for getting their names mentioned. But honestly, nobody cares about them.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  407. Flex

    You know, normally I'll side with the older people rather than the new stars. But this sounds like that cow is just jealous of Lady Gaga. Either way, it shows an incredible lack of class to criticize a fan. I hated Grace in the 80's, and clearly she isn't going to do anything to win me over.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  408. Jewels

    this lady's LAME!! Go GaGa!!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Six

    Grace Jones can no longer pull off the crazy getups, she should be flattered that Lady Gaga is mimicing her look and not mocking.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  410. sharug

    What happened to the old saying "Imitation is the finest form of flattery"?
    If Gaga is "copying" (gasp) Grace Jones you'd think she'd be flattered and not bitter. Hmmm....maybe a reflection of her character?

    April 20, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  411. Rob

    Plus, she should be happy someone is inspired by her, cause I am not.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  412. Dave

    BKWoman I think gaga's singing is great..and she writes her own music... are you gonna say taylor swift is a copy also? What about every remix that has been done? I think shes hot, and love her music.... why should I dislike what makes me personally happy due to your personal tastes? I do what I like...and I likes the Gaga =)

    April 20, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  413. hotgold9

    I'm not convinced that GaGa sounds like M.I.A. and as for her images, they are very Grace Jones. The problem with the music industry is they will not allow anything original anymore. The same goes for Hollywood 99% of the time. Go with what's already proven to work and like the saying every trend comes back around every 20yrs. I know GaGa is not the most original act but it's refreshing to see that it's being accepted
    more so today than when Grace did it. At least she's dressing for success and not looking like some average geek on the street like most Rock acts these days. It would've been a good career move for Jones to do a track with her though. That way all the people who didn't know would now know. But Miss Jones has never been one to care so kudos to her for keepin' it real.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  414. Lady Blah Blah

    Lady Gaga wears outrageous clothing but produces typical pop music.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  415. Mya

    And it sounds like Ms. Jones is jealous!

    You go Gaga!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  416. Ortizimo

    Hey listen...everything's already been done, music, artists, gimmics, products, movies, songs, everything. There's nothing new until new happens, on the meantime, lets enjoy a new spin on the same ol' thing. Go GAGA!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  417. Rob

    Your 15min of fame is over Grace, it's GaGa's time of fame.
    She rocks, and I don't think she's really copying you, if anything, her designers might be inspired by your designers.
    And if she does sound better than MIA, them maybe MIA is not that good at all at what she does.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  418. GinaC1970

    Pathetically jealous, party of 2. Now seating pathetically jealous, party of 2.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  419. sharug

    Okay, a 30-something stay-at-home- Mom here and though I wouldn't want my 3 or 6 year old daughters watching her performances or videos, I LIKE her. Listen to what else is on the radio. BOOOOORRRRRING. American Idol – BOOOOORING. She's cute, she at leasts tries to sing( Britney?) and write and can play a musical instrument.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  420. Claude9777

    For those who didn't read the article, Gaga asked Grace Jones to collaborate with her and Jones turned her down because Gaga sucks. Gaga is trying to legitimize her music by pairing with Grace Jones but Jones can smell a fake from a mile a way. Anyone who really knows about Grace Jones knows that she still can sell out a packed arena. She has a massive following and at 61, is still better looking than Gaga. Gaga is talented on the piano but how many piano players do we need? We have Alicia Keys (Awesome!), Vanessa Carlton (Awesome!), and the king sir Elton John (Awesome!). So, who is Lady Gaga again in the big scheme of things? She's the product of a generation of idiots who complain that they can't talk to their friends when their parents won't let them get online or play X-Box. How about go outside and talk in person!

    April 20, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  421. Jenna

    Heaven forbid someone dress a litty freaky - you might be considered a copycat!

    It's called inspiration, people. Has Lady Gaga ever proclaimed herself to be entirely original? That's just idiots who think they know what Lady Gaga is thinking.

    How many Britney Spears copycats are there? Only a thousand.

    Lady Gaga is quite original, and she is allowed to be inspired by others. It's called the evolution of fashion and music.

    Lady Gaga pens her own songs, she plays instruments, she directs her music videos, she designs her costumes, and she even *gasp!* SINGS at live concerts. That is original in itself, given the lip-syncing pop scene nowadays. Anyone who denys her talent is truly lacking rational intelligence.

    April 20, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  422. BKWoman

    Dave, that is PRECISELY why Gaga is overrated. To be truly different, to be truly avante garde, one must NEVER be completely socially desired or accepted. Gaga is for mass market puppets. Grace is an aquired taste.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  423. ok

    I like you Grace..but you critizing Lady G. is like Octomom saying Kate Gosslin hasn't any ethics.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  424. Butterbean

    S'cuse me, but Betty Davis was a costumed diva of funk looooong before Grace Jones. She even introduced funk and Jimi Hendrix to her husband at the time, Miles Davis. I like all three women just the same, but Grace has lost some cool points for this.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  425. themoi

    What did Grace Jones ever do that she thinks she's so great for? She is a washed up has been who never was. I'm gogo for Gaga!

    April 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  426. Rocco

    AMIDOLFAN: I got some ocean-front property in Kansas to sell you. It's real nice. Comes covered with real purrdy glitter and rhinestones, a 2nd-rate electro-beat and an auto-tune vocal track mixed in.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  427. Dave

    I would have s e x with Lady Gaga..... I wouldnt touch Grace Jones with a stolen Di c k. Ya ya lalalalalalagagaga

    April 20, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  428. sharon

    most of you commenting probably don't even know who Grace Jones is or heard of her until this article. Lady Gaga IS a copy cat. Grace was doing this same thing in the 70's. Gaga is so over rated!

    April 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  429. Atascadero

    Both Grace Jones and Lady Gaga suck.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  430. mkemu

    cynicism_incarnate– hahaha, great point!

    April 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  431. scott

    Grace Jones was unstoppable in Conan the Barberian.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  432. artisticguy

    here's old pictures of grace jones. it looks lady gaga did copy her. it's true

    April 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  433. paul

    Since I was around when GRACE was making us all go GAGA over her exploits, costumes and sound, I will have to say I agree with Grace when it comes to Lady Gaga. That said, I enjoy Lady Gaga's music tremendously but not necessarily her outfits/get-ups.

    Maybe now I understand why I don't like both since Ive seen it before on Grace Jones.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  434. Razi

    What sort of duet? "anything you can do I can do better?"

    ... Gaga does not design her own costumes. She chooses from designers. So if you're going to compare Grace Jones to Gaga's costumes; fault the designers for being unoriginal – not Gaga. Of course, I don't know how many costumes Grace Jones did herself besides showing up with nothing but a cape and Dolf Lungren and his twin on either arm (to lift it)...Ms Jones was controversial, but is being nude really original?

    I see Grace Jones as a performance artist, but as far as her music I never thought of it as something special – and I was a DJ back in the day she was on top.

    I don't think that MIA has room to speak as they don't have the critical acclaim or following of either Gaga or Ms Jones.

    I am reading several comparisons to Madonna too... Madonna has done a lot of original things and reinvented herself several times – sometimes successfully and other times not so much. I myself don't like her much, but I must admit she is a professional performer – I just think she made some mistakes and carried things too far which is why she fell out of lime-light.

    I don't see Gaga as breaking any musical ground (yet) and there are no huge innovations in music video or performances. That being said; she is fun to watch and listen to if you like the genre of music. She puts effort into what she is doing and it shows. She's riding the wave of a success to see where it takes her. She's been around a while but she is still new – who knows, she may break new ground... but then again – to say she is more 80's than 80's or whatever – maybe that is breaking ground and I'm just not seeing it.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  435. Mike

    Haha! Gaga isn't copying you Grace Jones...maybe you're so bitter because no one remembers you?

    April 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  436. kari13

    Um, okay. First of all I would like to say that at the beginning as was no fan of Gaga. Then I started actually listening. The women has a voice on her, even though her songs do not bring it out. Being a child of the late eighties, early nineties, I heard some weird and strange music. I do not understand why people say Gaga is just someone who copies others. Thinking back, I can't think of one entertainer (except Michael Jackson naturally and the one and only Freddy Mercury) who was really THAT out of the way as Gaga. Maybe I'm the weird one, because I haven't a clue who Grace Jones is.... and after checking her out still don't have a clue (and oh God, she sounds terrible...) Sorry, but somehow I just think this Grace Jones gal is jealous....

    April 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  437. lynda garcia

    Lady gaga or gag or gag is a complete fraud and waste of time. Anyone inspired by what she classified as music must be heavily into the club music scene..not that there's anything wrong with that. Anyway a lot of so called artists these days are just putting together whatever crap they thing will sell. There a very few artist worth talking about in the 21st century and lady gaga isn't one of them. I rather stick needles in my ears before I listen to that sh&&##

    April 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  438. Chris

    Keep in mind, Madonna copied Marilyn Monroe and look at her now!! LOVE Grace and GaGa!!!!!

    April 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  439. BKWoman

    Grace has always been out there...I mean really out there. My old teacher met her while she was going a show in Paris many years ago and told me of her antics. No apologies, no lust for fame, just OUT THERE doing her thing. Grace made the remark about Gaga because thats part of her nature. She keeps it real, always has. No jealousy, just telling it like it is. So please Gagaheads, stop with the hatin on GJ. I woudnt expect aything less from the original Diva.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  440. LongTimeFan

    Grace is the original. She's been at it a lot longer, and is very international.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  441. Chris M

    Anyone saying Grace Jones should shut up is really not getting it. She WAS Lady Gaga 20 years ago and she remains a fashion and cultural icon. Gaga is nothing more than the latest and probably last industry-created "superstar" with no originality. She's a derivative glommed together with parts of several other artists and marketed as edgy. She's a hack, and if you are a "fan" you simply have no taste in music.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  442. Drukus

    Lady Gaga's lyrics are made for the 13-19 stupid little girl crowd. Not only that but she depends on the producers to make that sound for her and then she adds lyrics with no meaning. This is not impressive to me, she may sell records or tracks, but no talent is present. I could have my 5 year old cousin write deeper more meaningful songs than that. The same people who listen to her music are the same ones that think Paris Hilton is a role model.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  443. Julie

    Gosh damn people especially u grace jones leave lady gaga alone shes better than u like all these other people are saying. lady gaga is like my favorite singer so leave her the hell along Grace Jones u suck moneky balls. :@

    April 20, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  444. Sweetness

    Grace Jones? It's funny how individuals are questioning Grace Jones. Ridiculing her career choices and style. Just remember....Lady Gaga obviously wasn't questioning her talent and skill when she approached her wanting a collaboration! Hmmmm

    April 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  445. NYC

    Did someone vomit a plastic hole on her face?

    Oh...is that fashion? Sorry. I'm so dumb.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  446. GS

    Come on, if anything, Dennis Rodman copied Grace Jones. GaGa is then copying Rodman.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  447. busyMOM71

    not impressed with GAGA......the shocker affect is gone when you have listened to Missing Persons, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Madoona.....love Grace...and walls she did break from being the super model/roomate with Jerry Hall to playing on James Bond....Slave to the Rhythem....her videos & live shows are unique...I was under age for the Studio 54 events featuring her....Madonna helped get alot of us suspended for dress code....Thanks Madge!!

    April 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  448. Ja

    She might be a copy of Grace Jones, or anybody else, but she is making her way up, like it or not... I don't think that we should be listening to the same music and same artists our whole life – if people did, Grace Jones would not have chance to show her "talent" – we would not move past the classical music, or whatever came before.... At 42 I am not ashamed to say that I don’t know any Jones' song but I know plenty of Lady Gaga's… Things change, Grace, we all move on… Nothing lasts forever, especially mediocre artists…

    April 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  449. Homer

    Grace is old and washed up..she never had it.. MIA career is missing in action.. No hit wonder...Go Gaga you have more hits than both of them combine..

    April 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  450. jai

    artistic guy...my... the video was the best...what a treat for those of us that danced to "pull up to the bumper"

    April 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  451. CATom

    Someone tell grace slick that gaga is nothing like her. Lady gaga is a way hotter tranny that grace slick will ever be. Just a jealous black tranny.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |

    Jeebus: We are eating it, and we LOVE the taste. Here is my 10 bucks.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  453. NYC

    Grace Jones cleans my house.

    She should get back to work.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  454. Lena

    Gaga == copy cat of grace jones.

    Gaga == no talent just a prop

    Grace is just keeping it real. She has been in the game for years and still doing her thing on low key.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  455. Jeebus

    Gaga sucks. Her music comes NOWHERE near her hype. All the money in the world can't by her originality or inspiration. Eat it Gaga-worshippers.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  456. mrsmarvel

    Who the heck is MIA? Grace I've heard of and love. Madonna of course. MIA? Who are you?

    April 20, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  457. Sylvie

    Dear Grace, you were a great Diva in your time but now is time for new comers, well Lady GaGa doesn't do it so bad.....she can fool-around also many people.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  458. Guest

    Hahahahahha Ernesto Bozzetalk I am literally crying laughing right now

    April 20, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  459. adam

    Hey, if you aint got haters, you aint doin enough...

    April 20, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  460. Guest22

    TO BRIAN: Yes, i would agree that all those artist owe a lil to Jones for paving the way.....BUT...how can you show your respect to someone who is jealous and making dumb comments. Gaga asked Jones if they could work together and she denied....Hmmm, someone needs to tell Jones that it is okay to be an inspiration to a younger generation -inspiring not copied...It might be too late now, cuz she opened her mouth and made herself look like a jealous, bitter, unhappy person.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  461. MIkeJames

    Grace Jones girl come on !!!! We mean REALLY? If you are bragging and say what an amazing and original artist you are and you have set the way maybe you should have a little more class and not belittle yourself saying the things you are saying. GaGa is an amazing artist and she along with you both should recieve repect for any and all influence that you bring to the music industry.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |

    OH AND BY THE WAY, why is it so wrong for people/artists to pull from their inspirations? I thought Gaga was only doing what Freddie Mercury would have wanted to do, but couldn't, because of the era he lived in. I always thought that was her biggest influence, (without actually looking it up). What the hell does Jones want? A royalty check from Gaga every month? lol, I'm sure that's it.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  463. drss

    I just don't get it, no one is worth waisting my time....

    April 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  464. Dave

    LA la la la la la la ga ga ga... and shes hot to =) Love me some Gaga

    April 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  465. JerseyDude

    I can assure you about 99% of those that are making comments such as "Grace who?" would say the exact same thing if I mentioned names like: Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Nina Simone, Celia Cruz, etc. etc.

    You wouldn't have a clue, but would declare that all of the people I just mentioned are irrelevant because they are not on the current Billboard charts. Which you proved my point that you don't have a clue of what talent is, except from the perspective of what you discovered on YouTube and iTunes.

    Lady Gaga will eventually get to Grace Jones's age as well, if the good lord lets here live that long. And I can assure you that people will remember every "horrible" or "mediocre" song that Madonna recorded before they'll remember today's top Billboard songs that Lady Gaga has recorded. She is rehashed marketing at its best.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  466. VAVoter

    To Artisticguy: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE GRACE JONES TRIBUTE!!!! Grace was the true AVANTE GARD.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  467. Jeremiah


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  468. shaolinkaz

    Grace Jones is the "ORIGINATOR"!!!! All these current artist who try to create this outrages fashion craze, bow down to Mizz Jones. She is the one who started it!!

    April 20, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  469. Anna Helena

    Seriously Grace Jones? When was the last time you were relevant? Sounds like you just want to draw attention to YOURSELF by bringing up a non existent similarity to Lady Gaga.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |

    Grace Jones must be seeking rejuvenated fame. Good way to do it, attack the current most noticed singer in America. Gaga will just brush it off. I would too.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  471. Kisha

    I love Lady Gaga. who cares what Grace Jones thinks and who the hell is M.I.A

    April 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  472. Chuckjones

    The headline should be latest artist jealous of Lady Gaga. Your headline implies that there is a line of unimpressed artists. Gaga does have a long line of artists who have praised her work and who have, or want to, work with her.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  473. VAVoter

    Grace Jones jealous of Lady Gaga? C'mon.....I see their point. If you're going to put on this "really out there" persona, then that should be reflected in your music. Grace Jones is TRULY out there. In everything she does. That's why she didn't do well in the mainstream. Lady Gaga strikes me as someone who if she didn't do all of this hoopla wouldn't be anyone extraordinary.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  474. hope

    MEOW !!

    April 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  475. Guest 99

    Go Grace. I do enjoy Gaga but have to agree I don't believe she brings anything new to the table except flattery.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  476. Anna

    What is that quote?... Something about imitation being the highest form of compliment... I would be flattered to be the inspiration for someone. Artists always talk about their influences and who or what sparked the passion for what they do.
    Making such harsh comments about someone who clearly admires her makes her look like a self absorbed diva.

    I don't particularly care for gaga's music, but that doesn't mean that she lacks talent or appeal. Everyone has their own tastes. She is obviously very marketable and will no doubt inspire young girls herself.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  477. FEDDUPP


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  478. Samantha

    How does Lady Gaga like her steak??


    April 20, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  479. Erik

    Lady Gaga really has the midas touch. I mean, look, she can even get Grace Jones' name in the news again for the first time in 25 years! Lady Gaga = miracle worker.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  480. patESQny

    MIA...is a rapper...rap is what no talented singers do to make money in the music biz...and besides, rappers are the biggest copiers of other people's music of all...all rap music is sampling of other more talented people's music.

    Gaga is talented because she also rights her own stuff.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  481. BKWoman

    Thx Jersey and Artistic guy, you summed up my feeling about Grace well. I never got the feeling that Grace was dressing or acting to "shock" anyone. Grace is an artist first and foremost. She WAS the pioneer of avant garde dressing for a female solo artist, no one prior to her did what she did. No ONE. And she looks great at 61. I loved her music very much and it was far more original than Gaga's, sorry. These young kids dont remember Grace in her day. And that's too bad, because Grace started it all. GaGA is rehashed disco at best. Its fun and dancable, but its not original either. All that being said, I think Gaga s fun. And she does have abit of talent. As long as she doesnt go around boasting how original she is (as she has done in the past) I dont have a problem with her.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  482. Alison E

    I'm sure she cries all the way to the bank.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  483. Jack Crowe

    CNN should really make a good attempt in monitoring this board with fool proof methods as trolls who worship Lady Caca seem to be coming here by the HUNDREDS!
    And YES it is obvious to anyone that has heard REAL music for the past 30 years that this guido, Caca is indeed copying other artists!

    April 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  484. patESQny

    Madonna is the bomb and no one comes close to her!
    MIA...so irrelevant this is first time hearing about her.
    Grace Jones...thought that old dinasaur died years ago.

    The Lady GaGa is entertaining and her music is addictive. As for staying power, she should enjoy her flash in the pan, and follow the lead of someone she's more like that Jones and MIA...Cindy Lauper.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  485. mike

    who the hell isn't a copycat. I am sure Jones had her influences. gaga is a fan of hers obviously. So she is a bit bitter. Considering Gaga may have made more money and more records sales than Jones did. In a time when people didn't accept odd acts that were not mainstream. Gaga has much respect, Jones had to deal with the lack of imagination this country has always shown.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  486. betty

    All of todays music is 'copying'. There is nothing new or exciting in all of pop music. You dont even have to know how to sing. Too much auto tune and no originality. Strickly garbage played over and over.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  487. Tina

    I love gaga and she can out sing M.I.A. (a rapper) and Grace Jones any day.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  488. Brian

    To Diana: NME = New Music Express. It's a very influential British music mag that has discovered & promoted many of the biggest artists in music over the years, so you SHOULD care.

    To those who might be tempted to brush aside Grace Jones as a has-been, you might want to know that she was influential, risque, and much-revered in her heyday. Madonna, Brittany, Shakira, and yes Gaga owe her a debt for her pioneering music, costumes and antics! And her club anthems "Slave to the Rythm", "My Jamaican Guy", and "Pull up to the Bumper" STILL hold up to this day!!

    That said, I do agree with those who say if Gaga invites you do duet, DO IT because it will expose you to an entire new generation of fans, much as Bootsy Collins of P-Funk was exposed to a new generation by his collaborations with Dee Lite in the 90's.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  489. Bobby Kennnedy

    Who the hell is Grace Joans?

    April 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  490. chaosevil

    I thought Lady Gaga was a dude?

    April 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  491. Bubbly

    One main difference between Gaga and MIA is that Grace Jones is TRULY SCARY!

    Gaga is pretty good but she is no Grace Jones. You go Grace!

    April 20, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  492. cloud

    lady gaga sucks so bad that every time i watch her videos it makes me gag because she is so discusting. her out fits are so wrong and twisted its just grose

    April 20, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  493. Carol

    Who cares anyway, Lady Gaga is laughing all the way to the bank – no different than the others. Her music is great but her videos need to be cleaned up a bit – -

    April 20, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  494. fred

    I'll have the hatorade with frozen jealousy martini, sorry! uh, make that two.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  495. Johnny

    Haters. Nobody would even know who MIA was if not for her crappy rap song in Slumdog, which is something else everyone has already forgotten.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
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  497. DJ

    Sounds like some serious hating going on here. Interesting, you rarely ever see, especially, TWO separate artists going after and downing another. Gaga, who is more successful than MIA or Grace Jones will every be by music industry standards, seems to have a few jealous types out there. Obviously she is different and unique since shes taking all the stabs.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  498. Thomas P

    Lady Gaga is brilliant! I have listened to a lot of her original compositions for piano online and you really cannot deny the talent. She is a masterful piano player, lyricist, singer, and fashionista. I love all these wanna-be's who say she sucks and it's so obvious they're just jealous 🙂

    April 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  499. Mr. Tease

    In these days of music video and UTube its the showmanship that counts. The fact that LG has over 1 Billion views of her work says something. Grace Jones was the Naomi Campbell of her day: brash, prone to violence and full of herself. What has jones done lately except maybe several lines of coke? Who is MIA?

    April 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  500. Valerie

    I do not have a preference to either one of them.

    That being said, there is NOTHING new under the Sun! EVERYTHING has been done, in one way or another, so Grace Jones can just lighten the heck up!

    Baby Boomers especially like to think they "invented" everything.....LMFAO!

    April 20, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  501. tallcubva

    Really? Grace Jones? I thought you were a drag queen..

    April 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  502. Jack

    Burn Gaga ... icons like Jones paved the way ... show some respect.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  503. david Pompeii

    Ga Ga is doing now what Grace Jones did over 25 years ago. But I guess most of you are too young to remember. This argument reminds me of how I would laugh when young hip hop fans were introduced to Parliament/Funkadelic and thought George Clinton was a copy cat.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  504. Emmy

    Gaga tries to hard to be creative. She seems just kind of goofy. Her music is somewhat dull too. But I get her popularity. I'm sure when I was drooling over Madonna some folks felt the same way. But Madonna and Grace Jones were genuinely fun to watch and experience...No one comes close to Ms. Jones in terms of creativity....have you ever seen her photo shoots? Her nude body had more drama than all of Gaga's costumes combined.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      "Her nude body had more drama than all of Gaga's costumes combined."

      Now that's not a fair comparison. For it to be fair, we'd have to see Lady's nude body. I, for one, am all for it. I would love to examine ALL of her tattoos in detail.

      September 21, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  505. Diana

    I've never even heard of NME anyway, but i love Lady Gaga!

    April 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  506. Chandler01

    Grace Jones is making a huge mistake. If the younger generation is inspired by you, you should embrace it. If you don't allow them to appreciate what you do, then you become irrelevant. Gaga has NEVER copied Grace...but she does put references to works that she is inspired by. If Grace ever studied art history, she would know that. Talk about insecure! And Gaga sounds NOTHING like MIA...she just sounds incredibly jealous.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  507. M.

    You both suck, now take your talentless crap and get out of music.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  508. andy

    lady gaga plays with pop and art in an intertextual way; she's a new warhol but with less art and more pop–redressed iconic looks, performances, moves, references. she's re-dressing the pop machine while fashioning herself as the new madonna–the self-marketing queen.

    as for those unfamiliar with grace jones, old doesn't mean dead. she redressed the pretenders, tom petty, and others, and if any young, half decent dj gave her "old" stuff a listen, there'd be plenty to play, sample and mix with.

    as for those of you who don't know MIA, ever read a rolling stone in the past five years, ever listen to anything other than what the top forty throws at you on a continual loop? ever heard "paper planes" and its great sampling/play with the clash's "straight to hell"? (that song was her "hit")ever seen rhianna's "rude boy" video? that's all mia.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  509. kritic

    When did music become art? It's just a bunch of people making noise.
    And magnets? How the f do they work?

    April 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  510. jo-e

    Every age has its controversial icon. I love the classic old ones, the vamps, mae west, marlene dietrich, gloria swanson, marilyn monroe, cher, madonna, now lady gaga. Maybe in 20 years someone new will outdo lady gaga. It's like when madonna vogued bette davis, i read bette davis said "who or what is madonna?" But for now, I'm entertained by lady gaga. She's now, modern, today's icon, with millions and millions of fans around the world! Rock on Lady Ga Ga!!

    April 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  511. The Red Fox

    Who the hell is Grace Jones?... Who the hell is M.I.A.? I think they made these comments so that people would actually look up who they are. Bunch of jealous, catty nobodies. Grace Jones is an older than dirt. Who gives a damn about what she thinks anymore.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  512. Blaze the Right

    Lady Gaga is so "ga ga" because she can't actually sing. Not at all. She's more of an entertainer, an "act" of you will. M.I.A can actually sing a bit, but she chose to get pregnant at the wrong time.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  513. the doublex

    Gaga's singing talent is non existent. She sounds like she has ping pong balls in her mouth. But I'd pay money to see her dance in a gentleman's club. That is where her real talent lie.
    Hoochie Choochie Mamma! Shake that money maker!

    April 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  514. Soozee

    Gaga makes me want to gag-gag.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  515. Excy

    If anyone says lady gaga is mimicking her.she should go to hel 4 al i care

    April 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  516. Mark whobrey

    LAdy gaga is a joke. I see far more promise in her early videos on youtube being herself singing and performing. The circus act she is now has no soul at all. Her music sounds like the same generic pop crap that has been pouring out of MTV for years. It cound have been randomly created my a computer for all we know. It sure sounds like it.

    What happened to artist that write, sing and perform from the heart ? Not many of them left and the only new shining light I have seen from the dismal music scene is Diane Birch. Real music all written by Diane and performed by her. No flashy circus show just real music FROM THE HEART !

    Play from your heart or stay home. We have enough plastic phonies. Thanks.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  517. nic

    Grace Jones I only know as the actress used to protray crazy women that are strangly androgenous... and MIA I only know as the crazy pregnant woman.

    Really if Gaga can take a schtick and make it successful, why are they so bitter. She has found the elusive formula for mass appeal... If no one was allowed to have the same fashion ideas and the same musical style at the same time jazz and pop would be out of business.

    Unforetunately these women are making themselves sound like they are bitter that they could not make it as big and envious of Gaga's ability to market mass appeal. I am not a particular fan of Gaga's, but even i know her songs. They need to learn that just because someone is more successful does not mean they should tear her down... maybe they could ride the coat tails of her success and the fact that she is pushing dance music back. Think the latin music fad of the 90s.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  518. Joss Why?don

    Bitterman, table for one....Bitterman, table for one...

    April 20, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  519. stephanie


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  520. ...

    Gaga is just the 2000's reinvention of Madonna and her ilk. Nothing new

    April 20, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  521. Frances Manchester

    Who is M.I.A.?? I've never heard of them.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  522. BlaBla

    "Everyone move on, it is what it is". Your an idiot. What is it, what if it wasn't what it is. Would we know, how would we cuz we only know what it is and if it wasn't, than how could it be.
    Dumbest damn saying ever. Retard.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  523. Kim

    I think they are all a bunch of "HOT MESSES!!!"

    April 20, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  524. Jeffery

    Honestly, who cares what Grace Jones thinks of Lady Gaga? When is the last time Grace Jones has done anything... 1987? But I like that it gives GaGa free publicity. I think she's great!

    April 20, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  525. Austin

    I mean no disrespect but this is envy n its not fair.lady Gaga is a talented artist n deserves every applaud for everything she does,creativity,energy,flexibility.Common woman let go off Lady Gaga cos she's the bomb.U go on girl with ur creativity

    April 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  526. Jensen

    GAGA ROCKS! I don't even know one Grace Jones song. And MIA? Far as I'm concerned she could go MIA and I'd never miss hearing her voice again. Lady Gaga is the Queen and she has staying power! LONG LIVE GAGA!

    April 20, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  527. Jim

    I hate to tell ya Grace, but nobody thinks about YOU either.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  528. Rocket

    If this is the most newsworthy thing going on right now, can't be a heck of alot going on in the world! Who cares, Gaga, Grace and Mia or Mit whoever probably all have more money than all of us put together. Tomorrow 's headline will be somebody copying someone else...blah, blah...blah.

    I agree with Seifer...how is all this nonsense news?

    April 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  529. Steve in Sherman Oaks

    The last truly original act involved a snake and an apple. It has ALL been done beofre, but Lady Gaga does it very well and is very entertaining. That is what matters, at least to me. I think she is a lot fo fun.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  530. LuLu

    WHO IS GRACE JONES?????????

    April 20, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  531. tommy

    Grace never really had any chart-topping success, she was all about the look, the performance art of it all. So the music was never very memorable. Yeah, so Gaga copies the look and then combines Madonnas catchy pop sensibilities to have some success. Oooooh, how radical. Please, music evolves because of what has come before, all musicians/vocalists have influences and those influences should be grateful that they made a difference decades later. Why complain about it.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  532. tater tot

    all of these artists are highly original, immensely talented geniuses! Its such a shame they can't all just appreciate one another!

    April 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  533. okay

    Grace WHO??? She's no way near wacky or weird. I've never heard of her, and she may have been well known once, but now she's looking for an increase in her fame. She should get over herself!

    April 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  534. juMisty

    HOLY COW- Dale Bozzio!!! Now I gotta find "Simon, Simon"!!!


    April 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  535. David

    Lady GaGa got her style from one person – Dale Bozzio of Missing Persons. The music is very different, but the outfits are essentially the same. Look up some Missing Persons videos from 1981 ("Words") on YouTube and you will see what I mean.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  536. SCY385

    I loved Grace Jones 25 years ago and I love her now. She did her thing and didn't care what anybody thought about it. As far as Lady Gaga is concerned I give her credit for working her thing, but her thing is hardly original. There is one major difference between Lady Gaga and Grace Jones; the music, which is what really matters. Lady Gaga needs to put as much focus on her music as she does on her costumes. Grace Jones was and always has been an interesting artist to listen to and watch. Never a dull moment. Anybody remember her role and songs in Vamp? You have to see it to believe it. Nobody can blame Lady Gaga for doing her thing or making cash with it, but if she wants to last she better work on the music or she will be a flash in the pan.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
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  538. namename

    Lady GaGa only seems interesting these days because the music industry in general is so freaking bland and boring. And I don't mean that as a dig on her as an artist. She's just doing what a long line of entertainers have done over the decades–finding a hole in the public imagination and fill it. Has almost nothing to do with technical talent, musical or otherwise.
    Sure, her act wouldn't have stood out much in the 70's, but guess what–this ain't the 70s, if you haven't noticed. We are living in an age where the biggest selling musical artists have emerged from a tv talent show that, with very, very rare exception, glorifies bland professionalism over true artistry. Thank god someone is out there at least trying to do something interesting!
    If other artists have a problem with G, thinking they can, or have, done it better–they should bring it on!

    April 20, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  539. DJ XP

    both grace jone's and MIA's BRAINS are Missing in Action (M.I.A.) Just two p'od singers who wish they can be as popular as Gaga. MIA and Jones should go back into obscurity as their 15 minutes of fame ran out a long time ago.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  540. jebhan

    Who cares if Gaga isn't totally original. Should all painters stop painting, because there have been painters before? Writers should stop because they're just copying what writers did before? Just because an artist creates something similar to someone else's work doesn't make it any less valid; it's still their personal expression. If you can't expand a genre, then there would have been no pop bands after the Beatles, no rock bands after the Rolling Stones and no R&B singers after Aretha Franklin. Yet artists continually add to those genres, and Gaga is doing the same.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  541. thedandyman

    You are all Gago

    April 20, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  542. miranda

    Unfortunately, I was forced to listen to GaGa as she was opening for a tour I saw several years ago. I wouldn't wish that crap on my worst enemy. She sucked, her DJ sucked, neither of them know how to keep time.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  543. William

    i will preface this with I don't particularly care for GaGa
    Grace Jones?? a performace icon? Sorry she was a hack and as for being a pretty black woman ....oh please she was overly thin and anemic looking with a manly face.
    Her credits? Conan the Barbarian?, I did like her in the Bond movie a View to kill. Otherwise her "hits" were weak at best.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  544. Alyssa

    Perhaps not liking the song Bad Romance has something to do with the fact that she is barely even singing at some points and just making ridiculous noises. I can have a seizure too, are you going to pay $80/ticket to see me do it on stage wearing a tinkerbell outfit?

    April 20, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  545. juMisty

    artisticguy, I believe you now OWN the thread. That video was rockin'!!!

    April 20, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  546. Seifer

    Wondering how nonsense like this is news.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  547. John Malozzi

    Gaga, like so many other artists of the past 15 years, is completely overrated. Her theatrics are more memorable than her music.

    I'm so sick of everyone thinking she's a genius. What's even worse, because of Gaga's success, record labels have begun to model their females artists after her (ie Kesha).

    Grace Jones is amazing. For those who don't think so just don't know.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  548. Rocket

    How can anyone not like the song "Bad Romance"? I think Ga Ga rocks, who cares is she dresses like Grace used to....it was a long time ago, do they think Ga Ga went way out of her way to copy Grace? Grace is a has-been. Have no idea how MIA is.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  549. Ambriel

    So...Grace Jones doesn't consider herself a mentor to young artist... She must not need the $$$ either....
    The test of time will tell the tale...GaGa will still be relevant when she's 61 if she manages her career and takes care of herself properly. What has Grace Jones done lately?

    April 20, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  550. artisticguy

    lady gaga is copying grace jones here's some old photos of grace jones

    April 20, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  551. juMisty

    I stand by my "fat chicks and gay guys" remark. deal with it. That's her main demographic.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  552. Chris

    Well put, Tommy. If you have to dress up like GaGa, Madonna, or Jones to get your music noticed, there's something wrong with your music.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  553. Guest22

    Hey DavidDancer, do you DJ in a nursing home? LOL!

    April 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  554. shim

    Lada Gaga sucks, she's so god damn talentless. All her songs sound the same, what the hell. I can honestly care less how she dresses, her music is terrible!

    April 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  555. PLJ

    Love Lady Gaga!

    April 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  556. NEWS FLASH!

    All three of you suck.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  557. carl

    I love GAGA so now I'm firing MIA as a facebook friend....take that!

    April 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  558. DavidDancer

    I DJ with more Grace Jones than Gaga.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  559. Guest22

    Hey you "Me" ! You sound like an IDIOT LMFAO!

    April 20, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  560. Beve56

    ernesto bozzletalk – You had the BEST comment EVAH! LOVED IT! And, boy, you can ask me the time anytime! 😉

    April 20, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  561. Tommy

    I think Grace Jones is speaking the truth, even if it is not tactful. Grace's music is more interesting that Lady Gaga's, but not groundbreaking.

    I also think that much like the IDEA of Grace Jones outshines the music she's put out, the IDEA of Lady Gaga outshines her music.

    I guess that's what it means to be a 'cultural icon' rather than a great musician.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  562. dana

    Gaga has a decent voice, ok songwriting, but tries WAY too hard to be relevant. Even her stupid "claw" thing in Bad Romance is totally derivative of Thriller. But the music industry decided they could make a bazillion bucks off her and she is fine with just turning into a marketing tool, so whatever. But relevant she isn't, so far.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  563. MBETH

    Sorry, I agree that Grace was the original and Gaga is just a copy.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  564. Chris

    Let's play pretend! Everybody imagine GaGa as Grace Jones' character in Conan the Destroyer.

    Aw, shoot, I may have just given GaGa another idea for a video. Back under my rock I go.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  565. artisticguy

    Grace Jones is a fashion icon she paved the way for lady gaga. it's true lady gaga copied her fashion style. grace jones has been dressing in avant garde outfits since the beginning of her career. she was andy warhol's muse. grace jones was inspired by mother, grace jones mother designed and made dresses and outfits. no one before grace jones would wear eccentric outrageous outfits in public. grace jones is probably upset that lady gaga is getting all this attention out of something grace jones created, perfected, introduced and brought to acceptance into the fashion world. lady gaga dresses for attention while grace does it for art . grace jones was very successful in her modeling career. her music is popular in europe and asia

    April 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  566. corey gillingham

    Grace Jones is NOT a cultural icon. She started out as a model and did a few very mediocre disco records in the 70's. She changed her style slightly over the years into regae and other types of music with minimal success and NO billboard chart success. In reality she is really more into shocking people with her strong unattractive face and boorish antics but she is neither a singer nor an actress. She was basically a media star – she paved the way for the Paris Hiltons and Nicole Richies – AS IF THAT IS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT.
    GAGA is a megastar and a genius at writing very catchy songs and a brilliant performer. I resisted for a long time and now am hooked...GRACE JONES is interesting but BARELY a musical talent.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  567. bb

    Grace who?

    April 20, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  568. Herzog

    Gaga's got a great PR department. Maybe that's who the award should go to. Style or not, Lady Gaga sounds like miami greaseball crap. Keep eating the tripe if you like it. MIA's stuff is dope. Grace has had some cheezy stuff but she was the first to do the weirdo fashion thing in that style. Anyway, who cares... people buy whatever they are sold.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  569. JB Cal

    That may be Jessica, but from what I've seen of the new "star" making more money doesn't necessarily equate to more talent.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  570. LBW

    Grace Jones is a freak show. Lady Gaga is too, but she can sing.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  571. Me

    HEY YOU Guest22! You sound like an idiot!

    April 20, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  572. Chris

    I love MIA's last comment: "...she's the industry's last stab at making itself important." Ba-ding! And she drew the line perfectly: Grace Jones-Madonna-GaGa. They may be marginally talented musicians, but they look like somebody stuffed the first hundred pages of Vanity Fair into a meat grinder. Give 'em a record deal! Call them culturally significant!

    But this time, we won't get fooled again.


    April 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  573. cbb

    MIA is totally right on what she said!
    Listen to her latest hit, it is just a replica of Madonna La Is La Bonita...and people still say she is original and talented, give me a break!

    April 20, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  574. Maxonhudson

    wow- love'em both.. this called for a steal cage match to resolve ___

    "Hear the crushing steel
    Feel the steering wheel
    Hear the crushing steel
    Feel the steering wheel

    Warm leatherette"

    Go Grace! Go Gaga!

    April 20, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  575. Guest22

    HEY YOU "jumisty" are you kidding me? HAHA you old HAG- Its funny that you try to catergorize listeners of GAGA when you have no idea the spectrum of fans she has-must suck to have your life, in a lil categorized box, of what you should and shouldnt do haha! Dont worry, we all do feel sorry for you!

    April 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  576. Shannon

    Truthfully, GaGa is a Grace Jones ripoff but so what? Who in GaGa's generation is even old enough to remember? If you're unaware of the original... it IS original! And M.I.A is right, she's as pop as Britney Spears (although she sounds better) she just LOOKS weird.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  577. Daffydil

    I love it when someone says, 'he/she copied me'...and the copying is 100x better! Grace...you must admit that you weren't that great even in your time...and who is M.I.T. anyway? Go go Gagga!

    April 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  578. Anna

    So says a woman with half of a mask. Are you trying to pull off Cat Woman? It's an epic fail.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  579. Me

    Don't care for Grace Jones and don't know who M.i.A. is, but I know this, Gaga is WAY overrated and I agree with MIA that her music sounds like 20 year old ibiza disco! Nice voice, but bad music and bad look! She's horrible!

    April 20, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  580. Darrell

    Grace Jones is the queen, buy her Ultimate Collection and you'll see, I like Gaga too, even tho she probably gets some of her wardrobe ideas from Grace, no worries here.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  581. john in brazil


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  582. juMisty

    It's funny, people who don't know who Grace Jones is, besides, anyone who listens to GAGA should be under 23, gay or a fat chick.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  583. juMisty

    Grace Jones is a fashion/pop / avant garde legend, and has proved herself to be an originator, REGARDLESS if she's been off the radar for sometime. And the interviewer was the one that asked Grace Jones about Gaga, not Grace. She simply answered the question. Hell even Madonna owes Grace some credit.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  584. Tay

    If you enjoy listening to lady gaga, great. If not, great. Who cares whether anyone else likes the music they like?

    She may not be original, but she sure is fun watch. She may not be playing instruments in her song, but she can sing just as well as any other famous star. She may not show off her talent in her videos, but she sure can dance.

    Try seeing Lady Gaga for what she is – not what you think she's trying to be. I see a pop superstar, who knows how to finesse her fans (come on, "little monsters" – she even has a nickname for them), knows how to get the press to pay attention (read: crazy outfits and overdone makeup/hair), and cranks out one hell of a fun tune to dance to (if you can't at least acknowledge the "fun" factor of her songs, you're not her audience anyways).

    Would I be caught dead looking like Gaga? Nope. But she's fun to watch and to listen to.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  585. Justin DQ

    sorry, who is Grace Jones? is she a singer? never heard of her... I know who Lady GaGa is and already went to 2 of her concerts... love it...

    April 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  586. CR

    Gaga... what an unoriginal hag.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  587. cynicism_incarnate

    Yeah, and the Phantom of the Opera said he wore that mask before too; guess that's why he does not like you either.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  588. Dewey, Cheathem & Howe


    Thanks for suming it up.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  589. ernesto bozzletalk

    True Story. I once got into a fist fight with Grace Jones outside an Atlanta bar. She hit me with a right and then a left. lady gaga stepped in to help, or so i thought. gaga hit me with a right and then a left. as i lied on the ground in the fetal position, crying for my mother, Grace said, "Boy, don't you EVAH ask me for the time again!," and then she stormed off down the street, singing "we are family." Lady gaga walked up and said, "Boy, don't you EVAH ask me for the time again!," and then she stormed off down the street, singing "we are family."
    It's weird cuz they were wearing the same pants.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  590. Guest22


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  591. bigbill327

    Lady Gaga sucks Ca Ca..

    April 20, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  592. sara

    Gaga will win it all. Nobody cares about MIA or Grace whoever. Gaga is on top and everyone hates a seeing someone on top, especially when they wish they were there themselves.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  593. Dewey, Cheathem & Howe

    Grace Jones is 61 people, 61....She's done the d@mn thing in her time, Lady Gaga (whom I don't care for nor do I listen to) is the new kid on the block. She'll never be on Grace's level in terms in international acclaim, she hasn't done anything that hasn't already been done (there's nothing new under the sun). She does stupid ish to gain attention, she should try to be more original and kill the shock and awe tactics.

    For the record, Grace was the real pu$$y queen.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  594. Susan

    Lady Gaga is a true performance artist and I love her. She inspires me every time I see her, and I'm not a teen groupy- I'm a middle age woman. She is a breath of fresh air.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  595. the hairball

    they are all worthless talents . . . . i'd rather watch american idol than listen to any of gaga, jones or mia's bull . . . . and i loathe american idol. bring back talented musicians . . . . keep the b.s.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  596. Mike Nike

    Sounds like a bit of jealousy to me. I think being famous would suck.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  597. JerseyDude

    I'm sorry, some of you people are out of your friggin minds! Grace Jones has done her thing when she was Gagas age. GJones obviously is not doing anything now because 1. She is older, 2.Has done that thing successfully and has absolutely nothing to prove to anyone, 3. And certainly has the money to prove it. It would be different if Grace Jones was never successful and got older and made a comment. That's the farthest from the truth.

    Anyone that thinks Lady Gaga is some new phenomnon is obviously someone that was born after 1990 that hasn't seen anything but mediocore talent in the decades when music started to progressively get worse.

    Trust me, Grace Jones is "hardly" jealous, but is certainly the originator and innovator of Gaga's image as an artist, for sure. You think what Gaga is doing is so original and unique because you're not old enough to have seen anything else and know better. That's just facts.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      Woah- careful there, man... Your post makes way too much sense, is well thought out and articulated, and is going to go way over the heads of most of the posters who type such gems as "GAGA IS AWESOME. YER ALL HATERZ!!!" 🙂

      June 24, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  598. Chup

    Gaga sucks and so do the people giving her more publicity. She is unoriginal and all that but who cares! I don't listen to garbage for a reason its my choice. I would think the other artist would keep there mouths shut and keep on with there own thing.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  599. Joe

    I guess some people think they invented music , fashion, or acting weird.

    People like Gaga for her talent. The press likes her because she attracts attention. People who don't like her don't care for her antics or her music, but that can be said of all performers. If you don't like, don't listen or watch. Easy.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  600. Mark

    They BOTH SUCK!!!!

    April 20, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  601. Ballz

    Gaga has broken no new barriers and is a half-rate singer. I tried giving her a chance but she has no real talent. I did give her a chance. The type of music she makes started in the early 80's and it still blows chunks. I hear folks talk about what talent she has on the piano but she may actually want to try using it once in awhile to make that talent valid, because otherwise she is just a dance song singer using beats that were used while disco was the stuff and quite frankly its all boring.
    Just another disposable artist who cant accept that fact and uses nifty outfits to draw in more attention.
    On the /fail meter shes an 8 of 10

    April 20, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  602. Guest22

    Grace Jones, MIA, and other HATING artist....c'mon, lets stop the jealousy comments! Lady Gaga may be similar to other artists but to say that she is copying them is overboard...them and their washed out careers. HAHA... Are today's R&B singers copying last generation's R&Bs singers? NO, its called inspiration, evolution of music!...SO, lets be real here...All that hate on Gaga are just Bitter and Jealous, GAGA has risen more in the past couple of years then they have their whole lives!

    GO LADY GAGA! Keep making us feel good with everything you do! WE LOVE YOU

    April 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  603. Steph

    At least Gaga (and M.I.A. for that matter) has relevance of some sort....whereas Grace Jones continues to be "that crazy lady in Conan the Barbarian I think, or was that someone else" ...so whiny

    April 20, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  604. laura TJ

    Everyone one move on, It is what it is

    April 20, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  605. Unknown Henson

    Interested neither, yet I read the article.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  606. Jessica

    She is making more money than both Jones and MIA together.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  607. yvonne

    Please Grace Jones you never had it. You're a beautiful black women, but that is it. You are a horrible actress and an even worse singer!!!

    Lady Gaga, keep on keeping on! You're style is not for normal life, but it doesn't have to been. It's like looking at a live cartoon. I love it. Thanks for the entertainment.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  608. Scott in SF

    Please!! Sounds like a lot of bitter resentment and jealousy. Go Gaga!!

    April 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |

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