Lady Gaga approves ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘Born This Way’ spoof – video

Gaga 'loves' 'Perform This Way', apparently

Lady Gaga has approved ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic‘s spoof version of ‘Born This Way’ after an initial request for permission to cover the song was denied.

Earlier this week, the parodist released a video for ‘Perform This Way’ – which you can see by scrolling down and clicking below.

Gaga‘s management team vetoed the track and told Yankovic he could not include it on his forthcoming album.

However, after Yankovic got back in touch with the ‘Judas’ singer to plead his case, Gaga‘s camp had an apparent change of heart.

Posting on his official blog,, ‘Weird Al’ said that Gaga “loves the song”.

“Apparently the fact that she didn’t approve it was news to Lady Gaga herself,” he wrote. “Gaga‘s manager has now admitted that he never forwarded my parody to Gaga – she had no idea at all.”

Yankovic said all proceeds from the track will go to the Human Rights Campaign, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organisation

Earlier this week, Gaga attacked critics who say she is manufactured in an interview with NME.

To read the full Lady Gaga feature, pick up the new issue of NME, available to buy online and nationwide now (April 22).