Lady Gaga has debuted a brand new track inspired by the death of Princess Diana whilst on tour in Melbourne.
Never one to shy away from courting controversy, pop’s most famous religion-baiting, meat dress-wearing superstar treated her Australian fans to another one of her stripped-back piano ballads, the not exactly subtly-titled ‘Princess Die,’ during her sell-out show at the Rod Laver Arena.
Having previously described Diana as ‘the iconic martyr of fame,’ Gaga appears to imagine herself as the late Royal with lyrics which recall that tragic night in August 1997:
“And wish that I would go/ In my rich boyfriend’s limo, oh oh/ Right after he proposed/ With a 16-carat stone wrapped in rose gold/ With the papparazzi all swarming ’round/ In my Louis Vuitton white button-down/ Oh, it’s not that deep/ So bob head your head for another dead blonde/ Whose real prince is in heaven/ She just wants to sleep”
The track, which has also been criticised for its overt references to suicide, will do little to stop the unwanted comparisons with Madonna, as the video for the Material Girl’s 1998 single, ‘Drowned World/Substitute For Love’ was also said to be inspired by the Princess’ tragic death.