Perez, Gaga, Wendy Williams...we just need Jerry Springer.
Perez Hilton has gone to Wendy Williams to reply to Lady Gaga, who dissected their feud for Howard Stern recently.
Hilton explicitly calls out Gaga as a person with serious "substance abuse issues" who "uses people." Of the infamous interview during which they initially fell out, he says she was "obliterated drunk, among other things" during that encounter. He denies knowing she lived in the building where he was apartment-shopping, saying she thinks the world revolves around her and therefore everyone must know where her residence is:
"She said in an interview recently that I was a 'fake friend.' Now if you know anything, or one thing about Perez Hilton, I think, is that I am not fake and I keep it real. And, I viewed her as an IRL friend—in real life friend. I viewed her as more than just a friend. I jokingly nicknamed her 'my wifey.' To me she was that kind of friend.
"She hasn't really gone in depth about her issues. She said recently, over the last couple of years, she's had issues with drugs and alcohol. When we were filming that [interview] she got obliterated drunk, amongst other things...She got really upset because I asked her about her boyfriend. And I'm like, I didn't ask anything inappropriate. Just me even bringing her boyfriend up set her off. But you know, when people are on drugs and alcohol, they behave irrationally, erratically and are mean to those they love."
I'm not sure I buy that Perez wouldn't know Gaga's building in NYC, but the drug stuff is mentioned far too often to feel made up.
No matter who's to blame and no matter the extenuating circumstances, Perez will never have the public's empathy so won't win this battle. But depending on what road Gaga goes down personally and professionally, this feud could very well wind up having some foreshadowing aspects.
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