Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton in 'happier times' back in 2009 [WireImage]
You may remember way back in the day when Perez Hilton was singing the praises of a little-known songstress from New York. Cut to today and Lady Gaga has become one of the biggest stars on Planet Pop. But along the way, the pals became embroiled in a bitter feud. Gaga has said she felt 'betrayed' after feeling harassed by him during an interview, and now Perez has opened up about what went down, claiming she's been "poisoned by fame".
The gossip blogger, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira Jr, says he was hanging out with Gaga in Sydney when they fell out. She was taking part in a special he was filming, which included a cooking demonstration with the 28-year-old star. "Actually, all the drama went down in Australia in the summer of 2011. She proceeded to get obliterated drunk, drinking Jameson, and she was a surprisingly functioning drunk woman," Perez revealed during an appearance on Australian talk show 'Mornings'.
Perez and Gaga were once the best of friends [Getty]
He insists he was sober during the interview and Gaga became upset over a question about her song 'Judas' and another question about her boyfriend. He said: "The [question] framing made her real angry. The fact that I brought up her boyfriend made her livid and she stormed off the set and stopped the interview."
Asked if he thought it was the alcohol which made her react the way she did, he replied: "No, I think it was fame that just poisoned her. She had an album 'Fame Monster', her second album, and she became consumed by that which she was fascinated about. You know, fame can be a very deadly drug and it has damaged her personally."
The blogger claims he has "zero interest" in being friends with her again and insists he doesn't need people like her in his life. He added: "I think she has unfortunately become a victim of this character she created. Instead of being an artist she became this freak and this cartoon character and so unrelateable to people." Ouch.
What are your thoughts? Has Gaga become "poisoned by fame" or is it all part of her role as Mother Monster?