Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Jill Sobule to Katy Perry: "Fuck You, Slut"

Posted By on Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 9:53 AM

9f30/1249393911-amd_sobule.jpgBecause it's August and there's nothing else even remotely notable going on in the world of music, it would be nice if we could sink our teeth into a really good feud. Not between rappers because those are too commonplace. And not between indie rock dudes because, just... duh. I'm looking for something novel, something that could have some legs and carry us through to September when records start being released again and, like, American Idol starts. This thing Jill Sobule and Katy Perry thing is off to a promising start.

After a year and a half of playing nice with journalists who asked her what she made of Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl," Sobule finally let her true feelings show in an interview with The Rumpus. And it ain't pretty.

For those that don’t know or are very young, I had a song in 1995 called, “I Kissed a Girl.” When Katy Perry’s version came out I started getting tons of inquiries about what I thought. Some folks (and protective friends) were angry, and wondered why she took my title and made it into this kind of ”girls gone wild” thing. Others, including my mother, were excited because they thought I would somehow make some money out of it. Unfortunately you can’t copyright a title… bummer.

As a musician I have always refrained from criticizing another artist. I was, “well, good for her.” It did bug me a little bit, however, when she said she came up with the idea for the title in a dream. In truth, she wrote it with a team of professional writers and was signed by the very same guy that signed me in 1995. I have not mentioned that in interviews as I don’t want to sound bitter or petty… cause, that’s not me.

Okay, maybe, if I really think about it, there were a few jealous and pissed off moments. So here goes, for the first time in an interview: Fuck you Katy Perry, you fucking stupid, maybe “not good for the gays,” title thieving, haven’t heard much else, so not quite sure if you’re talented, fucking little slut.

God that felt good.

There's no way Katy Perry won't respond to this. It remains to be seen if she'll be smart enough to throw the "slut" thing back in her face, or if she'll just be like, "Ugh, who is this old bitch?" Either way, we'll just be sitting here waiting. [via Idolator]

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