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Grace Jones: "Lady Gaga needs ME, I don''t need her"

It seems Grace is getting fed up with all the Lady Gaga comparisons. BTW, girl looks FIERCE in this picture!


The only time she gets irritated by these personal questions is when we get on to Lady Gaga, who wants to perform with Jones. 'It keeps coming. I don't collaborate. You're born alone, you die alone, you get on stage alone. I'm better as a loner. You can collaborate in a film but to collaborate musically is something I don't do very often. I collaborated with Pavarotti because I love him and I could stretch myself and do opera. It's going to add another thing to me. Lady Gaga isn't going to do anything for me; it'll do everything for her. I'm not there to validate anyone; validate yourself.' She is getting worked up now. Am I entering Russell Harty territory? No – she drops into her booming laugh again, puncturing her irritation with self-mockery.

by Anonymousreply 5811/23/2014

Love Grace. But it would be quite an event to have Grace and Gaga on the same stage. Not to compare but to celebrate.

by Anonymousreply 105/17/2010

Perez will have a hissy fit over this.

by Anonymousreply 205/17/2010

Grace is clearly an egomaniac.

by Anonymousreply 305/17/2010

Jones doesn't need Gaga. But if she wanted to be known by anyone under 40, a duet with Gaga would do that for her and sell a shitload of her music on iTunes for her.

by Anonymousreply 405/17/2010

"Jones doesn't need Gaga."

I'd put it the other way around, and I'm an old, old over-the-hill fan of Jones, who thinks she has been pretty tired for a very long time. And I love Gaga.

by Anonymousreply 505/17/2010

Another old timer who likes Lady Gaga and remembers Grace Jones day in the sun.

Ms. Jones clearly has delusions of grandeur. Even at her peak, she never came close to selling the amount of records Lady Gaga has. In fact, I'd say Jones' entire career sales probably can't approach GaGa's sales of The Fame/The Fame Monster.

Pull up to your own bumper, you one hit wonder.

by Anonymousreply 605/17/2010

Grace Jones is an original. And I've loved her since she became known in the 1970s. And no, she doesn't "need" Gaga. But Grace sweetie--and I worked with you in the 1990s--as much as I love you, what's wrong with having some fun? You and Gaga would be great together.

Grace, maybe you don't care about being relevant to the audiences of today...but if you do care, Gaga could be your ticket to 2010 and beyond. Otherwise, if you're going to be kind of bitchy about it, then you're just going to end up as someone who we use to love but don't remember much today.

by Anonymousreply 705/17/2010

she's not perfect. but she's perfect. for you.

by Anonymousreply 805/17/2010

Grace doesn't need to be "relevant" by teaming up with a newbie who still has yet to prove herself as anything more than a novelty act.

One hit album is hardly a cause for celebration.

by Anonymousreply 905/17/2010

R9. I love Grace too. And I'm an older gay who remembers her way back when. But I'm assuming as a performer, Grace she would like to be known to people under 50.

To become relevant today, Grace doesn't have to team-up with Lady Gaga. But she can't keep doing the same thing she was doing in the '70s and '80s. For the most part, younger people simply don't know who Grace Jones is. And that's too bad because Grace is great. So some move toward relevancy wouldn't hurt with or without Lady Gaga.

by Anonymousreply 1005/17/2010

Gaga doesn't need Jones. I think she's doing just fine on her own.

by Anonymousreply 1105/17/2010

The comparisons between Grace Jones and Lady Gaga are inevitable. There are similarities as well as differences between both of them.

But I don't think the mere mention of a comparison is meant as an insult to either one. If they were to collaborate, it would be quite something. However, perhaps they'd both prefer not to perform together so as to lessen the comparison.

by Anonymousreply 1205/17/2010

R8, now you're right on time!

by Anonymousreply 1305/17/2010

I wonder what sort of income Grace Jones has?

by Anonymousreply 1405/17/2010

[italic]One hit album is hardly a cause for celebration.[/italic]

Two hit albums, and a third on the way, bitch.

by Anonymousreply 1505/17/2010

I think that Grace Jones is being a bitch about this...

Lady Gaga has always spoken very highly of Grace Jones in interviews.

Grace Jones is gaining a lot of pr over this crap and it will not help her gain a new fan base.

They just have to work together or just have Grace Jones drop this topic.


What the hell is wrong with this web site? Really? What the hell?

by Anonymousreply 1605/17/2010

I have only heard one Lady Gaga song. It was some video I watched on You Tube and I was surprised to find out that Gaga was a woman. What's the big deal?

by Anonymousreply 1705/17/2010

Grace Jones is an "old school" performer who still clings on to things like artistic credibility or integrity. What she's basically saying is that a duet with Gaga would cheapen her brand, because it would turn her into a commercial artist which she doesn't want to be.

by Anonymousreply 1805/17/2010

Girls, girls, you're BOTH crazy and fabulous!

by Anonymousreply 1905/17/2010

R18 makes a good point. It's a generational thing with Grace. She made her mark on her own. She's probably not interested in collaborating with anyone.

If she were alive, it would be like telling Bette Davis that she has to do a movie with Sandra Bullock. She'd probably say, "Why, I don't need to do anything of the sort."

by Anonymousreply 2005/17/2010

Grace Jones still has a career??

She should just suck it up and revive her career with Gaga.

by Anonymousreply 2105/17/2010

bitch, please.

by Anonymousreply 2205/17/2010

Nobody will know who the fuck Lady Gaga is in 10 years.

by Anonymousreply 2305/17/2010


That's what they used to say about Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 2405/18/2010

She should, r21.

by Anonymousreply 2505/18/2010

Grace, I love ya! But lighten up so that an entire new generation will know you.

by Anonymousreply 2605/18/2010

I think Grace Jones is fine way down in obscurity. She doesn't care about making music anymore. She still has a bunch of fans from the old Studio 54 days.

by Anonymousreply 2705/19/2010

Boy did Grace read Gaga! And her fans, they love to make the comparison too, but Grace sees right through all that. Stop using her for validation, take it straight from Ms. Jones!

by Anonymousreply 2807/01/2013

[quote] Boy did Grace read Gaga!

Yes, she sure did -- three years ago, when this thread was posted.

by Anonymousreply 2907/01/2013

So you're able to read timestamps, congratulations! Grace hated her 3 yrs ago and without any evidence to the contrary, can be assumed to still hate her. Sorry Gagbot.

by Anonymousreply 3007/01/2013

R5 has it right. Jones has played her two tricks very well all these years, but versatile, flexible and generous she is not.

One would have thought she could use the money.

by Anonymousreply 3107/01/2013

Grace Jones is brilliant.

As for Gaga...meh.

by Anonymousreply 3207/01/2013

Of course elder-gays are going to side with the has-been from their youth.

Meanwhile, the one who's on Forbes most powerful list, Lady Gaga, is laughing all the way to the bank.

by Anonymousreply 3307/01/2013

So, Grace has a new song on the new Hunger Games film soundtrack which has been curated by Lorde. Anything new from Grace is welcome, even it it sounds like a decent - if somewhat uninspired - b-side from Hurricane. It's on Spotify. Called "Original Beast". Hope that she and Ivor Guest are making progress on her follow up to Hurricane.

by Anonymousreply 3411/19/2014

There's no comparison: Grace is original and beautiful and a legend for a reason.

by Anonymousreply 3511/19/2014

In light of this, it's funny how Gaga did a total imitation of Grace Jones in her vocal for the verses of "Applause."

It's almost like Jones was a guest vocalist on those lines.

by Anonymousreply 3611/19/2014

I'm R34 and I owe you guys an apology. I thought I'd just give everyone a heads up on Grace's new song, searched for "Grace Jones" threads, pulled up several and ended up posting in the wrong thread. Had no interest in bringing up this tired topic. Comparison is the thief of joy.

by Anonymousreply 3711/23/2014

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by Anonymousreply 3811/23/2014

Ok r38

by Anonymousreply 3911/23/2014

Grace's last album was a bore. She needs to work with some new producers.

by Anonymousreply 4011/23/2014

Turns out, Grace was right.

by Anonymousreply 4111/23/2014

Rumor has it that Lady Gaga is trying to get a musical show with Grace Jones.

by Anonymousreply 4211/23/2014

You have to remember, Grace Jones often gets compared to Lady Gaga, what does she expect? Grace has the same style as Lady Gaga.

by Anonymousreply 4311/23/2014

R39, sales mean shit. Lady Gaga has more talent in her pinky thatn Katy Perry has in her entire being.

As for Grace, I've always felt that Gaga has shown more Grace influence than she's ever shown from Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 4411/23/2014

R44, Really? I'm not so sure I agree with that.

by Anonymousreply 4511/23/2014

[quote]You have to remember, Grace Jones often gets compared to Lady Gaga, what does she expect? Grace has the same style as Lady Gaga.

You make it sound as though Gaga came up with the style and Grace copied it. Grace was the original. Gaga is a pale copy.

by Anonymousreply 4611/23/2014

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by Anonymousreply 4711/23/2014

Gaga needs to reinvent herself and kind of STICK to one look.

by Anonymousreply 4811/23/2014

Loved Artpop. It was underrated but still debuted at #1 in many countries, sold quite well and she just finished the last show of the tour.

by Anonymousreply 4911/23/2014

Nobody needs either of them.

by Anonymousreply 5011/23/2014

R50 Apparently both Gaga and Madonna needed Grace to copy from.

Gaga's schtick is already old. I'm afraid she's running out of people to imitate.

by Anonymousreply 5111/23/2014

You've got a point there, r51.

by Anonymousreply 5211/23/2014

[quote]You make it sound as though Gaga came up with the style and Grace copied it. Grace was the original. Gaga is a pale copy.

Take a look at the photograph of Grace, you would think that she raided Lady Gaga's wardrobe.

by Anonymousreply 5311/23/2014

[quote]Apparently both Gaga and Madonna needed Grace to copy from.

Grace said herself that when Madonna first started to become known that people would tell Grace that they would see Madonna in the audience at her shows.

Madonna copied off countless people and disgustingly tried to pass things off as her own. That's why it's laughable for her to accuse Gaga of copying when she's done it herself.

by Anonymousreply 5411/23/2014

Lady Gaga in disguise!

by Anonymousreply 5511/23/2014

Cher predated Grace and Gaga.

by Anonymousreply 5611/23/2014

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by Anonymousreply 5711/23/2014

Okay, so who copied who first?

by Anonymousreply 5811/23/2014
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