Heidi Montag claims Lady Gaga sabotaged her music career ahead of the release of her debut album, “Superficial,” in 2010.
“People are, like, ‘I love Lady Gaga,’ and I’m sure she’s great, but I have not had the best encounter with her,” the “Hills” alum, 35, said on “The Unpopular with Jacques Peterson” podcast Monday.
In the episode, Montag said her relationship with the Grammy winner, 35, soured back when Gaga was just an up-and-coming singer-songwriter and the two had both been working with mega-producer RedOne.
Montag said RedOne, whose real name is Nadir Khayat, had high hopes for her career, even telling Us Weekly in 2009 of the reality star, “She has a star quality — a powerful personality with no limits. She can do anything and make it sound credible. She’s a born star.”
But because RedOne, now 49, and Gaga were writing partners, he needed to get her permission for Montag to release a track called “Fashion” — since Gaga wrote it.
Montag said the “House of Gucci” star responded, “Great, sure, she can have that song.”
The former MTV star said she featured the song during a segment she did for “The View.”
However, Montag claimed that once producers for the 2009 film “Confessions of a Shopaholic” expressed interest in using “Fashion” for their soundtrack, Gaga took the song back and released it herself on that album.
“‘No, I’m pulling that song, and I’m recording it. It’s not Heidi’s anymore,’” the TV personality claimed the “Bad Romance” singer said.
Montag speculated that perhaps Gaga had been a “fan” of “The Hills” and her former friend-turned-nemesis Lauren Conrad because when Gaga appeared on the show once, Montag said the “Shallow” singer told her, “‘I just filmed with Lauren and Whitney [Port] on “The Hills.”‘”
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