In 2009, Lady Gaga was insanely famous. Lana Del Rey was not. Cue inspiration for a dreary and spurned pop song recorded in a New York City cubicle (what New Yorkers call “apartments”) in 2009 by Lana herself.
The unauthorized material, a track called “So Legit,” chronicles Lana’s confusion, frustration, and at some points, disgust (jealousy?), over the insane amounts of success and fame that Gaga found following the release of her album, The Fame in 2008.
Some excerpted lyrics:
“You’re looking like a man, you’re talking like a baby
How the f*ck is your song in a Coke commercial, crazy?
I don’t get it”
“You called me the queen of the downtown scene, babe
How the f*ck would you go switch it up and then replace me?
I don’t get it, I’m so legit”
“Stefani, you suck, I know you’re selling twenty million
Wish they could have seen you when we booed you off in Williamsburg…
Thinking that you’re number one
You’re so funny, ’cause honey, you’re not”
“What happened to Brooklyn, what happened to our scene, baby?
Have we all gone Gaga crazy?”
It's somewhat surprising, considering these two are reputed to be friends—posing for Terry Richardson photo shoots and having slumber parties at the Chateau Marmont with Lindsay Lohan as recently as last year. Clearly this song wasn’t meant to be heard on a studio record; it’s still uncertain whether this was something Lana put together as a demo or an entirely private confession for GarageBand.