Carly Rae Jepsen has been put on notice by Lady Gaga: break my chart record and I will come after you. The jokey warning shot across the Justin Bieber protégé’s bow came after Jepsen’s inescapable summer smash, “Call Me Maybe,” broke one of Gaga’s chart records.
“Maybe” just celebrated its seventh week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, which catapulted it beyond the record set by Gaga’s 2011 hit, “Born This Way,” which managed six weeks at the top.
“@carlyraejepson I SEE you just swooped in and broke my BORN THIS WAY record of the most weeks at #1,” Gaga tweeted on Wednesday. “DONT GET COMFORTABLE IM COMING FOR YOU.”
Gaga, who just revealed her acting debut in the upcoming Robert Rodriguez pulp sequel “Machete Kills,” played some new music for her fans from a car in a New York City parking lot on Sunday night.
In barely audible footage posted online, the dance track plays in the background — the majority of what is heard in the video is the club-banging beat. Gaga sits in the backseat of an SUV as fans call the track “amazing.” The 38-second clip ends with the Mother Monster driving away from her fans.
Could it be the song that will knock Jepsen from her lofty perch? Only time will tell.
Gaga will reveal the name of her new album in September. Last week she hinted that the first song off the LP is produced by longtime collaborator DJ White Shadow, who worked with Gaga on Born This Way singles “Born This Way” and “The Edge of Glory.”