Rumors have been flying around that Lady Gaga declined an offer to be a part of the all-star cast of musicians re-recording “We Are The World.”
She’s now setting the record straight, saying that she was never involved in the project, but that it doesn’t lessen her commitment to helping the people of Haiti.
Earlier this week, sources told Showbiz 411.com, “They literally begged her to come. She turned them down. She didn’t get it.”
But in an interview with Access Hollywood, Gaga says, “I’ve actually been in rehearsal for my new tour, but I was never supposed to do ‘We Are The World.’ So that’s a rumor.”
She further explains, “I believe that they may have asked, yes, about it, but I was unable to do it. And I’ve been working on my own charity projects for Haiti. We’ve raised over half a million dollars for Haiti already and we like to work specifically with charities that are based in Haiti itself.”
She goes into detail about how she’s brought awareness about Haiti to her fans. “I donated all of the proceeds from one show worth of ticket sales as well as all the of the merchandise from that show and for 24 hours we had a ‘Gaga for Haiti’ day where everything that was bought on the Web site… every dollar went to Haiti,” she says.
“We’re continuing to work on more projects and we’re supposed to go to Haiti later this year for a show, which is very exciting.”
We’re glad Gaga cleared that up! We never believed she would intentionally snub Quincy Jones and the rest of those musicians involved in the project! Fame definitely has not gone to her head.