Perez Hilton talks Lady Gaga and drug use, Gaga releases statement asking for positivity

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Last night the escalating feud between former besties Perez Hilton and Lady Gaga exploded with Gaga saying “I KEPT EVERY PSYCHOTIC TEXT U SENT TO MY PHONE” which was followed by Perez Hilton calling her “cruel” and alleging that Gaga “purposefully tried to sabotage other artists.” Lady Gaga ended the evening by asking her “Little Monsters” to stop harassing Perez before posting a tweet stating she should be focused on her new single and album instead of the feud with Perez.

Gaga seemed to follow through on that sentiment as she later deleted all her interactions with Perez Hilton on Twitter and then flooded her feed with answers to fans’ questions about anything and everything non-Perez related, in addition to promoting her appearance on Good Morning America to release her brand new music video for “Applause.” (UPDATE – Gaga later released a statement on the Born This Way Foundation website asking fans for “tolerance, acceptance, and kindness.” Full statement below.)

Perez Hilton, on the other hand, didn’t seem as willing to let bygones by bygones as he continued to address Lady Gaga’s comments, as well as the continued stream of threats he was receiving — many of the latter of which he retweeted. Here are Perez Hilton’s tweets about Lady Gaga (or maybe not) from this morning:

Thank you to those of you who have been tweeting me support! It means more to me than you could ever know!!!

@ladygaga I know you got treatment for your hip injury. Hopefully you got treatment for your other #issues too! I wish you health and peace.

Yes, I’m eating my pain and feelings away right now. I just had some cheese and crackers. It is what it is. I will deal with it tomorrow.

Drugs don’t just ruin lives.They run friendships and careers too. Stay away!!!!

Despite her best efforts, @LadyGaGa’s comeback song continues to drop on @iTunesMusic in America. It’s currently #8! [with photo]

@germanottajoe If anything happens to me or my son, YOU will have blood on your hands. Hopefully you get your daughter the help she needs!

@momgerm If anything happens to me or my son, YOU will have blood on your hands. Hopefully you get your daughter the help she needs!

[retweet from a fan] @PerezHilton @ladygaga If she gets clean and sobor perhaps you can expect an apology. For now u cant fight her crazy, addicts dont care.

I can’t sleep. I am literally sick to my stomach. Not playing any fucking games here. I am afraid for my fucking safety and that of my son.

Laurianne Gibson, Martin Kierszenbaum, Luc Carl, Matthew Williamson, Rob Fuasari, Jennifer O’Neill, Wendi Morris, and the list goes ON!!!

I know some people are sick, and addiction will make you act up, but people need to take accountability for their actions!!!!

I know it’s hard to see our idols/friends/people we looked up to as less than awesome. But sometimes those people are so hurtful!

@LadyGaga Despite all the pain you have caused me now and over the last year and a half, I just want you to get better. Trulyl. Get better!

@LadyGaGa I just noticed you deleted the tweets you sent to me. WHY???? Are you trying to hide something???? (Of course you are. I’m not.)

@GMA I hope you ask @LadyGaGa today about the hate-spewing tweets she sent me on Sunday. But I doubt you will. She’s too famous for that.

UPDATE – Here is Lady Gaga’s statement she just posted on the Born This Way Foundation website:

A Message from Gaga

Posted on August 19, 2013

I’ve said this to the fans time and time again, whether it be in person or in tweets, as well as the through the message and campaign of the Born This Way Foundation. My mother and I are passionate about tolerance, acceptance, and kindness, and I’ve made it a point early in my career to make it known that this is what I stand for as an artist.

While it may be difficult at times to hear the things that people say and write about me, or the nature of the industry that builds us up to tear us down, I feel the need to address you all here on behalf of the Born This Way Foundation.

Sending threats of any kind, using hateful or abusive language, and the provoking of others on the internet is not supported by me or anything that I stand for. What I’ve seen transpiring is wrong and upsetting to me, and I’ve made it very clear how I feel about equality and compassion.

I know how angry you feel sometimes, and I know that when they say things about me you feel that they are saying them about you as well. But music is about love, and is about sharing in the magic of theater. Although pop culture and society have become more negative and critical of the artist over the years, by engaging in this negativity you are allowing it to spread.

I ask you to take a pledge with me to continue the change toward positivity, and to recognize that this behavior is wrong. We are stronger than this. We know what we stand for, and what we stand for is bravery. I know this because what I see on the internet is not what I see at my shows. People deal with their insecurities in many different ways. The anonymous nature of social media has made it easy for many to vent their anger by bullying others with no recourse or accountability. But this is not a healthy way to handle your emotions.

This is exactly what my mother and I aim to teach with the Born This Way Foundation. Promoting skill building and mental health awareness that provides another outlet for your feelings. Put it in your art, put it in your music, put it in your creativity. Stop the Drama, Start the Music.

I also ask that Twitter and other social media platforms support this effort to monitor and control abusive and threatening language, as I don’t know that I am powerful enough to stop it myself. Please represent me and our community with the values we cherish and live by.

I love you.

UPDATE – Perez doesn’t seem to be a very big fan of positivity. He continues to call Gaga out on Twitter for similarities to previous artists’ work:

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