Why Lady Gaga's
About Princess Diana
Got Dropped From Her
Lady Gaga has never been afraid of controversy--until now. The "Paparazzi" singer pulled a controversial track off of her latest album, ARTPOP, after her label execs worried it would offend people. The song, "Princess Die," was about the late Princess Diana, mom of Prince William and Prince Harry.
Still, Gaga occasionally performs the track. At a concert in Twickenham, England, last year she told the crowd, "Since I was a very young girl, the People’s Princess was the most important person in me and my mother’s life" before singing the song.
"The People's Princess" was Diana's nickname because of her willingness to interact with regular people. It was because of her that her sons did things like take public transportation in London, which no other royals had done before.
When asked why "Princess Die" was cut from her album, Gaga claimed that it wasn't as strong as some of the other singles so she decided to drop it. She didn't mention the negative reactions from her record label or the possibility of a boycott in the UK.
Although she died in 1997, Princess Diana remains a popular figure in Britain. Her legacy continues through her children, as well as her daughter-in-law Kate Middleton and her grandson Prince George. As a way to honor his mom, Prince William opted to hold his infant son's christening in St. James' Palace, where Diana's body was kept before her burial.
Do you think the track should have been included on Gaga's album? Listen to it below.