It’s the pop scandal of the century. Or, more accurately, it’s the Twitter trending topic of the past 20 minutes: did Lady Ga-Ga steal her look from Irish electro ice-maiden Roisin Murphy?
Yes she did, according to Murphy herself, who told Irish Central: “Lady Gaga is just a poor imitation of me. She has copied my style.”
And the pictures, courtesy of Idolator, would seem to bear her claims out:
Thing is, Lady GaGa is far from the only musician to taker her visual clues from someone else. Manic Street Preachers started out aping The Clash, with their slogan T-shirts. Coldplay nicked their French revolutionary jackets from the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ sleeve (via Arcade Fire). Elvis Presley pinched his ‘jumpsuit-era’ look from comic book hero Captain Marvel Jr.
Neither is Gargoyle the first musician to come over all stalkerish in her commitment to aping another artist. Kasabian’s Tom Meighan would clearly kill to be Liam Gallagher. Brandon Flowers flits between wanting to be Bruce Springsteen and wanting to be Neil Tennant. In La Roux’s head, she’s a cross between Annie Lennox and Adam Ant. Which other musical wannabes are there…?