Hey, this is crazy: our weekly story on the latest moves on the Billboard Hot 100 has caused a Twitter war between Lady Gaga and Carly Rae Jepsen.
OK, more of a friendly ribbing from Gaga to her fellow Interscope Records artist, it seems.
On Wednesday (July 25), Billboard.biz reported that Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” logged a seventh week at No. 1 on the Hot 100. With its continued rule, “Maybe” rewrote the record for the longest reign for a song by a woman signed to Interscope. The track passed Gaga’s “Born This Way,” which ruled for six weeks last year.
Among the story’s readers, apparently? Mother Monster herself, who then Tweeted her reaction: “@carlyraejepson (sic) I SEE you just swooped in and broke my BORN THIS WAY record of the most weeks at #1. DONT GET COMFORTABLE IM COMING FOR YOU.”
@ carlyraejepson I SEE you just swooped in and broke my BORN THIS WAY record of the most weeks at #1. DONT GET COMFORTABLE IM COMING FOR YOU
– Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) July 25, 2012
Jepsen has yet to respond, perhaps more focused on another Interscope signee: Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. Levine wryly Tweeted on July 5, “Why does she want him to call her Maybe? Carly is a lovely name.” Responded an amused, and seemingly intrigued, Jepsen on July 10, “Dear @adamlevine make the call 😉 teehee.”
A feud between Gaga and Jepsen? Doubtful.
A budding romance between Jepsen and Levine? Maybe.
Twitter fun among three of Interscope’s biggest artists? Definitely.