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Lady Gaga's 'Just Another Dead Blonde' Lyrics About Diana, Says Angry Internet

The lyrics of Princess Die, which Lady Gaga first performed at a concert in Australia four years ago, references the death of Princess Diana, mother of William and Harry, in a car crash in 1997 and appears to describe her as "just another dead blonde"

  | April 24, 2017 11:51 IST (New Delhi)
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Lady Gaga wrote and recorded Princess Die in 2013 (courtesy artRAVEBerlin)

Highlights

  • Lady Gaga first performed the song Princess Die four years ago
  • The song references the death of Princess Diana
  • 'Lady Gaga has to learn when to keep her trap shut,' read an angry tweet
A song Lady Gaga wrote and recorded in 2013 has been invoked after the singer chatted with British royal Prince William last week about a campaign to raise awareness about mental health. The lyrics of Princess Die, which Lady Gaga first performed at a concert in Australia four years ago, references the death of Princess Diana, mother of William and Harry, in a car crash in 1997 and appears to describe her as "just another dead blonde." The song was controversial when Lady Gaga first performed it, it's become controversial again after a Daily Mail report reminded Twitter of its existence, prompting angry tweets such as these:
 
 
 
 
Lady Gaga has not commented yet.
Last week, Lady Gaga and Prince William discussed a mental health campaign on Face Time, during which the singer praised William's brother Harry for recently going public with how he "struggled to cope" after Diana and her rumoured boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed died when the limousine they were in crashed in a road tunnel in Paris. She was 36, and left behind two young sons who were 15 and 13.
Princess Die, which Lady Gaga's label made her drop from the album Artpop after the wave of criticism it received when she performed it live, references Diana's death rather brutally in the lyrics: "I wish that I could go in my rich boyfriend's limo/Right after he proposed with a 16-carat stone wrapped in rose gold/With the paparazzi all swarming around/In my Louis Vuitton white button down/Oh it's not that deep/So bob your head for another dead blonde/Whose real prince is in heaven/She just wants to sleep."
However, it has been suggested that the song actually references Gaga's own presumptive death, which would make her the "just another dead blonde." There's no softening the lines about Diana's "rich boyfriend's limo," though.
 

 
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