29 June 2012 by

Is Lady Gaga’s Controversial New Song Inspired By Princess Diana? VIDEO

She’s never been one to shy away from controversy. From covering herself in prime raw steak at the MTV awards to being carried along the red carpet at the Grammys in a giant egg, Lady Gaga is one of the most bonkers pop stars on the planet – and we wouldn’t want it any other way. 

Even so, we’re wondering how her latest move is going to play out. At a gig in Melbourne this week, Gaga premiered a new song called Princess Die, believed to be inspired by, um, Princess Di. The song includes the lines: ‘Princess Die, I wanna see you cry, and wish that I would go, in my rich boyfriend’s limo,’ as well as ‘Right after he proposed with a 16-carat stone wrapped in rose gold, with the paparazzi swarming around.’ Hmmm…a princess with a rich boyfriend, a new engagement ring and a swarming pack of paparazzi…it’s not hard to see the comparisons.

Gaga herself hasn’t confirmed who the song is about, but introduced it by saying: ‘This song is a little sad. But it’s about some of the most deep and personal thoughts I’ve ever had. It’s called ‘Princess Die,’ D-I-E.’ The singer has previously admitted being inspired by the late Princess, once saying: ‘Diana was the most iconic martyr of fame. She died because of it.’

It’s not just the song’s royal references causing a stir – but it’s lyrics about suicide, too, including: ‘I wish that I could cope, but I took pills and left a note.’

So, is she one of the few stars willing to take risks – or courting controversy for the sake of it (after all, you can’t name a song and not expect some attention). Take a look at her performance and let us know what you think.

By Clare Thorp

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Thames Estuary Airport- Boris Island. (Mon Jul 02 17:46:40 BST 2012): Search Amazon for "Princess Diana The Day She Didn't Die." It's a fantastic read!