The singer felt the timing was inappropriate
Lady Gaga confessed she was reluctant to pay tribute to the late David Bowe at the Grammy Awards because it felt “too soon” after his passing. And although she ultimately agreed and performed some of the singer’s hits, the singer still feels somewhat uncomfortable to this day.
She explained to Nme magazine: “I really did not want to do it when they first called me because it was so soon after [Bowie’s death] and I felt very uncomfortable, but I did my very best to put together something that I hoped would be the showstopper of the night.”
The controversial tribute resulted in mixed critical reception. And Duncan Jones – Bowie’s only son, posted a subtle tweet referring to Lady gaga as “mentally confused.”
The 45-year-old wrote: “Coverexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.” Damn it! What IS that word!?”
The tweet actually referred to the definition of the word “Gaga” as stated in the Oxford English Dictionary.
The Perfect Illusion singer later confessed that the comments made by the BAFTA-winning filmmaker were hurtful.
She said: “Yeah. It did. It did hurt. But what are you going to do? I can’t… it’s his father, you know?”
Meanwhile, the Bowie tribute almost didn’t take place at all, as the singer – who recently released her newest album titled Joanne – was ready to quit the music industry.
She revealed: “I was just having a really depressed time in my life where wasn’t able to see my own ability or my own talent. And when you lose grasp of those sorts of things, you can just spiral.
But you know, to the world ‘quitting music’ means one thing and to me its means another. I meant to giving putting out music, as opposed to just doing it for myself, which what makes me really and truly happy.”