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Grace Jones Calls Out Lady GaGa For Swagger Jacking

Folks have been drawing the GaGa/Grace Jones comparisons since day 1.  And now, Ms. Jones' has given her first hand take on the matter of GaGa 's steez looking a whole lot like something we've seen before.  The Guardian spoke to Grace Jones about how she feels about new pop diva Lady GaGa. 

 

Her thoughts when you read on...

Here's a snippet from a new and rare interview with Ms. Jones.  When asked about allegations of Lady Gaga being a copycat and on working with GaGa:

"I just don't play with other acts as a rule," she says, with rare discretion.

What does she think of her? "I really don't think of her at all. I go about my business."

Has she copied her? "Well, you know, I've seen some things she's worn that I've worn, and that does kind of piss me off."

Is she talented? "I wouldn't go to see her."

So, did she ask to play with her? "Yes, she did, but I said no. I'd just prefer to work with someone who is more original and someone who is not copying me, actually."

Source

 

Womp.  Speaking of swagger jacking the original pop diva, is Rihanna guilty of doing the same thing on her new tour? Hmmm....

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one day, you people will

one day, you people will learn about sound-bites!! of course, the more controversial parts will be quoted-just to enerdize interest,,,,,,,,,,,,, grace jones, as with etta james, whitney,natalie cole and other "has-beens" , try to generate buzz about themselves to re-ignite their dormant careers.......... with that said, opinions are like what?!!? everybody's got one !
minerva's picture

What is Grace Jones got in

What is Grace Jones got in her mouth?!
Anonymous's picture

Grace looks Great! LOVE YOUR

Grace looks Great! LOVE YOUR Hat!
Anonymous 's picture

DID ANYONE ONE OF YOU BY

DID ANYONE ONE OF YOU BY CHANCE CLICK ON THE LINK THAT SAYS "RIHANNA GUILTY" IF NOT HERE IT IS. http://thatgrapejuice.net/2010/04/rihanna-copies-grace-jones/ LOOKS LIKE PRETTY MUCH THE SAME COSTUME TO ME
Anonymous's picture

Strange' don't play! I am

Strange' don't play! I am surprised about how "calm" she seemed. But why get worked up over a carbon copy!
VVS's picture

Even before Gaga became

Even before Gaga became famous, Rihanna has always stated that she loved Grace's style and takes her inspirations from her. Lady Gaga copied Rihanna and never credited Grace! So Grace had to do what she did and call Gaga out!
Nappy Hair Tar Baby aka Coal Black African's picture

The difference between

The difference between Rihanna and Lady Gaga is that Rihanna has given Grace Jones credit for her style. This was printed in the InStyle mag 2008. Rihanna has also dedicated her tour in honor of Grace! Lady Gaga has never given Grace any credit in her interviews.
Nappy Hair Tar Baby aka Coal Black African's picture

YEP SHE ALWAYS SAYS THAT

YEP SHE ALWAYS SAYS THAT GRACE IS HER IDOL. stop being to one sided
Anonymous's picture

Yes she has , she said grace

Yes she has , she said grace is her idol
Anonymous's picture

@ Naomi Perez Hilton has a

@ Naomi Perez Hilton has a huge gay following, gays love Grace Jones, she has always had a huge fan base of gays.
Ara's picture

love you Graces Jones...but

love you Graces Jones...but what about Rihanna....???? ps....i dont care for Gaga either!!!!!
babyluv..Uwanteswho!!!'s picture

I love Grace Jones..she is

I love Grace Jones..she is one fierce Bitch that doesn't give a shit..I loved her in boomer rang..lol..grace jones attitude will never change..she speaks her mind n never apologize for it..I love her
deh yah's picture

Puss puss!

Puss puss!
Anonymous's picture

As some previously stated,

As some previously stated, the interviewer asked Ms. Jones questions, she answered, what else could she do?
Ara's picture

It's funny....I was at Perez

It's funny....I was at Perez Hilton's page and he was all criticizing Grace Jones and those comments were BRUTAL towards Perez and Gaga....they were PRAISING Grace...but I come here and nearly EVERYONE is praising Gaga and speaking horrible about Grace! So weird because Perez's commenters are (i'm guessing) predominantly white and YBF's commenters are (again i'm guessing) predominantly black....it just seems so interesting to me....
Naomi's picture

It amazes me how every1 says

It amazes me how every1 says "Gaga is such an ARTIST." But, will call Grace Jones or Kelis CRAZY.
Im KAT STACKS...Hahaha's picture

Well, there you have it

Well, there you have it folks, from the avant-garde diva, GRACE JONES ........
Ara's picture

that terrible

that terrible man-or-woman-or-whoever is so ugly, wow, she deserves the ugliness prize, yet talks crap, like who cares what gaga does, she does money, thats all she cares about,and no one is checking for that other ugliness
Anonymous's picture

I love how Grace Jones is

I love how Grace Jones is acting like she invented clothes. If anything, Lady Gaga is an EXACT replica of Rosin Murphy. im sure she grabs inspiration from both, but come on. Just like Bey grabs inspiration from Tina Turner, at least they both respect each other..
International Asshole's picture

Go head Helen Strange'! LOL

Go head Helen Strange'! LOL
L.A. Lady, Michael's Lovely One's picture

So how does Grace Jones feel

So how does Grace Jones feel about Amber Rose???
Anonymous's picture

There is enough "pie" for all

There is enough "pie" for all to have a slice!
divatlr's picture

LOVE Grace Jones!!!!! Well

LOVE Grace Jones!!!!! Well said.
*blank stare*'s picture

ALL OF THESE BITCHES ARE

ALL OF THESE BITCHES ARE COPYCATS EXCEPT FOR BEYONCE
MAD HOUSE 20/23's picture

are you serious? she stole

are you serious? she stole brittany spears whole stage performance for her ring the alarm mtv performance, she stole Kylie Mignoe's stage performance for her get me bodied bet award performance, may i go on??????
Anonymous's picture

Brittney Spears copied off of

Brittney Spears copied off of Janet all day eerday.
ghotto by default's picture

Please go on! everyone steals

Please go on! everyone steals from everyone. just the whole respect thing should be there between artists
Drew-Shane's picture

child i get wit most are

child i get wit most are saying but Gaga Has never given props to Grace Jones when u ask Gaga where did her influence or style come from she takes alll credit i hav never heard her give Mother Grace a shout and i must say she loves an pic of grace from the hats to the bizzzzzzzar ass shoes to the jewels she live in grace's old photos 's and im glad Grace blasted that bitch she may b old she mayb ugly but she is a bad bitch who stapled herself in popculture and now she has about 3 or 4 Huge stars Swaggggggger jackin yes swagga jacking its nothing to b influeneced by someone else but Gaga carrried
p2bplastic's picture

@Meme Your speech is not

@Meme Your speech is not available for Tina Turner & B,josephine Baker & B,Bob fosse & B Rihanna's stans change their mind with time LMAO Join the wave yo :D rihanna an gaga are copycats period
Mamma mia's picture

I see why folks would think

I see why folks would think Grace is out of line here... but TRUTH BE TOLD: Originality is rare and that is sad. Think of these women who were able to break barriers and be truly unique without swagga jackin not just once (inspired by...) but ova and ova and ova and ova... JANET is an original. Velvet rope. Curly locks a la Chilli. Baggy pants with chunky boots. Sensual R&B without being raunchy. Heavy choreography. Futuristic videos. MADONNA. She was inspired by blond 40's screen sirens but was her OWN WOMAN. Ripped jeans, black roots/blond hair, soul/pop sound, lace, religion vs. sexual themes, goddess appeal AALIYAH. Feminine tomboy, soft vocals, great dancer, girl power themes way before destinys child, incorporating hip hop into r&b, simple hair/bold lips, timbaland's skip-a-beat production MS. BADU. Self explanatory! New sound with a vintage twist WITHOUT Swagga jackin!!!! TLC. Nuff said. TONI BRAXTON. Very original sound, look, style, everything!! These youngins are LAZY. They don't wanna work to establish themselves as artists. They want writers and producers to create a product for them to sell. Gaga and Riri (both of who I like) have skyrocketed to fame so quick, it's now wonder people are confused about who they really are or why they are..... artists change every 5 minutes and get more gimmicky all the whole. All the ladies I mentioned above aren't bipolar. Janet, Madonna, Erykah, Toni.... what you see if what you get. There is no stage Janet and then an ofstage Janet. She is real 100% of the time!
Asea's picture

Very well said! Right on

Very well said! Right on point!
ifeelsoyoung's picture

you are so right!

you are so right!
ghotto by default's picture

I loved Grace Jones since i

I loved Grace Jones since i was a kid. I would love to meet her :)
dgirl's picture

that's reeaaallly childish of

that's reeaaallly childish of grace jones. lady gaga is extremely talented. she can sing beautifully, she ACTUALLY writes her own songs, she dances, SHE PLAYS THE PIANO, and she seems like she could even do acting...i mean come on
i like my tea's picture

How is Grace childish when

How is Grace childish when they asked her the questions and she answered them? It's not like she called a press conference to blast ol' chick
Go F*CK yaself's picture

TOTALLY agree to that

TOTALLY agree to that everyone has a right to their opinion she wasnt rude about it she was asked and she answered
NOT_the_ONE 's picture

Haters are in full force

Haters are in full force aren't they? Gaga is a swagger jacker, so is RiRi....the thing is if you are in your late twenties to early thirties, this sort of pop culture fad sh*t should be beyond most of us. We done seen enough already to understand what comes around goes around. With that said, if you love this site like I do, why are ppl always hatin on the opinions of others? Damn it, can't we all just speak our opinion w/out someone telling us we're wrong? Love the site Ms. Tasha! If you don't like it go elsewhere, right? Rude type ninjas.....notice how they're always misspelling their words, even though there is spell check, LOL!!!!!
HoosierGirl's picture

People are asking why she's

People are asking why she's downing Gaga, and trashing her, the truth is she was asked the question. It's not like Grace Jones walked into an interview and said "oh, hmm let's see I wanna trash Lady Gaga today." you're asked a question, you answer. In interviewing sessions, when you don't answer all the way, they dig and dig and dig until they get the answer they're looking for then they roll with it. Who knows what else was really said, because all of it isn't posted, nor is the actual link to the snippet. Grace never said that she felt like Gaga owed her anything, so it's about being humble and not thinking, as someone earlier posted, that you reinvented the wheel. And don't try to attack me talkin about "you just hatin on Gaga, because she makes more than you'll ever make." ummm she makes more than you do too, so why you lettin her ride ya face so hard?
TK's picture

I love Grace Jones! I don't

I love Grace Jones! I don't know what it is, but theree's something so interesting about her
lambdahling's picture

no one is original anymore,

no one is original anymore, nothing new...
shellychelle's picture

RIHANNA GAVE GRACE JONES

RIHANNA GAVE GRACE JONES PROPS AND SAID SHE WAS AN IDOL. GAGA ACTUALLY THINK SHE INVENTED THE WEIRDNESS. THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN. EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING NOW HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE. WHITE PEOPLE STEAL FROM BLACK CULTURE ALL THE TIME AND NEVER GIVE US THE CREDIT. NATASHA YOU ARE ANOTHER COON. KEEP ON TEARING DOWN YOUR BLACK WOMEN TO MAKE WHITE WOMEN FEEL BETTER. YOU ARE SO WHACK YOU CONSTANTLY TALK TRASH ABOUT RIHANNA YET SHE IS THE ONE WHO PAY YOUR BILLS. YOUR SITE ONLY GET HIT WHEN THERE IS A RIHANNA STORY. I SEE RIGHT THROUGH YOU FAKE.
Anonymous's picture

Actually you're WRONG !!!!

Actually you're WRONG !!!! gaga gives props to Grace Jones and others all the time.
Anonymous's picture

Thats typical tasha, she is

Thats typical tasha, she is so hypocritical to me. Shes always trashin rihanna for wearing little clothes but turn around and support Badu who went fully nude. The other day she went off on Akon when he said CHristina was coping Gaga then turn right around today and call Khia a copier of Gaga. Seriously?
meme's picture

WHY VISIT THE SITE IF YOU

WHY VISIT THE SITE IF YOU FEEL THIS WAY???????????
Anonymous's picture

I bet if she was calling out

I bet if she was calling out Rihanna all if not most of you would be happy. Cooning is still alive and well. Tear down the black woman and build up white trash. Hope that make most of you proud to be Negroes!
Anonymous's picture

You took the thoughts right

You took the thoughts right out of my mind. Let this had of been Rihanna, Grace was callin out. Everybody would have been throwin all kinds of shade... but no it's GaGa so she don't get the hate.
KB24's picture

I have 2 feeling about

I have 2 feeling about this: 1. I LOVE GRACE but she really shudnt have said that. I would be crush if my idol and biggest influence trashed me. She should be honored and humble about it. U would never she Janet downing Ciara, or Madonna downing Christina. When you a legend....people being influence by ur work is automatic. 2. I am kinda happy Grace said this because it give Akon and his camp a taste of their own medicine. I Gaga see how it feels when they acuse everyone of coping Gaga when she does nothing new. There is very little, if not anything that Gaga has done that havent been dont b4.
meme's picture

thats a little harsh for

thats a little harsh for grace to comment on youngster... gaga is inspiring young ones that will lead to what grace jones had done. but i took it as if grace's compliment for gaga...
heeey's picture

I don't think the issue is

I don't think the issue is about the swagger jacking part as much as it is about respect. Gaga was most obviously inspired by all these older artist ,but her and her fans think somehow she created the wheel when she did not. She just brought it to the 2010 crowd when they forgot it existed. Most dancer/singers ALWAYS state that they were inspired by Michael Jackson. And Michael always humbly talked about his mentor and idol James Brown and also his affection for Jackie Wilson's style. It's about plain old respect.
Demetria's picture

Well said. And let's be

Well said. And let's be honest, who would have even called Grace Jones's name had it not been for the Rihanna's and GaGa's going about it a little differently in 2010. Face it, the music biz was getting a little boring with everyone trying to be the next Beyonce. Thanks goodness Rhi and GaGa cut away from the pack to do something else. Relax Grace, no one can take it - if it's really yours.
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