Lady Gaga responds to The Chainsmokers’ ‘Perfect Illusion’ diss

One member of the DJ duo recently said Gaga's new single "sucks"

Lady Gaga has responded diplomatically to recent criticism from one half of The Chainsmokers.

During an interview with Rolling Stone, Alex Pall said Gaga’s comeback single ‘Perfect Illusion’ “sucks”.

His bandmate Andrew Taggart then added more positively: “She’s a great artist – like, Jeff Koons made a sculpture of her…”


“I agree,” Pall replied. “And a lot of talented people worked on that song. But…”

The ‘Bad Romance’ singer has yet to respond to the comment until earlier today, when she tweeted her new song ‘A- YO’ at The Chainsmokers. “maybe u guys’ll like this 1 better,” she wrote.

Meanwhile, The Chainsmokers’ collaborator Halsey has tonight hailed Gaga as an influence. “Lady Gaga is an icon and forever one of my greatest idols. I can’t wait to see where her new era takes us,” she wrote on Twitter.

Gaga’s new song ‘A-YO’ follows the release of first single ‘Perfect Illusion’ and last week’s release of second single ‘Million Reasons’.


Her fifth studio effort, which is titled ‘Joanne’, will feature 11 tracks on its standard edition and 14 on the deluxe version. The ‘Joanne’ track listing is as follows:

‘Joanne’ standard edition:

‘Diamond Heart’
‘John Wayne’
‘Dancin’ In Circles’
‘Perfect Illusion’
‘Million Reasons’
‘Sinner’s Prayer’
‘Come To Mama’
‘Hey Girl’ (feat. Florence Welch)
‘Angel Down’

‘Joanne’ deluxe edition bonus tracks:

‘Grigio Girls’
‘Just Another Day’
‘Angel Down (Work Tape)’

‘Joanne’ drops on October 21 and the singer will promote it with an appearance on James Corden’s enormously popular Carpool Karaoke segment. The singer announced that she and Corden had filmed earlier this month, but it is not known yet when it will air.

Sharing a picture of the pair together on Twitter, Gaga wrote that she had “had a lil” fun with Corden and told fans their Carpool Karaoke skit would be “coming soon”.