The brand-new rap song “Cake Like Lady Gaga” made its world debut during this week’s Mugler runway show in Paris, where Gaga served as the show’s music director. While it’s unclear whether it is officially a Lady Gaga song (it features an anonymous male voice), the track boasts the many swagger-fied things Lady Gaga does, including traveling the globe, making lots of money and frequently wearing designer duds.
While the song contains lyrics like “F— the world I’m Lady Gaga/ Run the world like Lady Gaga” and “Walk a mile in these foot-high heels/ I run in these you ain’t runnin’ s—,” there might also be a reference to some of the criticism the singer has faced for her apparent weight gain while on her Born This Way Ball. Earlier this week, Gaga launched her Body Revolution 2013 campaign to empower fans to embrace the way they were born.
The male voice spits, “You chew beef, I wear meat/ And stay on top of the — I’m-I’m-I’m-I’m/ Getting fat and so is my bank/With a sold out world tour, bitch.”
A version of the DJ White Shadow-produced song leaked last week and didn’t include that particular lyric. It did, however, include what sounded to be Gaga rapping over the track. The producer had no further information when reached by MTV News.
The Body Revolution creator has a very personal tie to the Mugler brand. Her close pal and personal stylist, Nicola Formichetti, works on the label along with the brand’s designer Sebastian Peigne. Her presence was felt elsewhere in the show; the handbags in this season’s line were inspired by her derriere.
In other Gaga-related news, the singer has responded to a pair of New York City politicians who have showed divided feelings toward her after she smoked marijuana during a concert stop in Amsterdam.
The New York Daily News reports that Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro responded to her actions by telling an anti-drug program, “I would call her a slut. This slut is influencing many, many children.”
Meanwhile, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, didn’t directly respond to her use of drugs but did commend the singer for her work in shedding light on a number of social causes, as evidenced by her brand-new Body Revolution campaign. He said that she is a “symbol of individuality and artistic expression.” He added that the Manhattan native is “a social justice activist and a real leader for marriage equality in this country.”
Gaga thanked Stringer for showing her some support on Twitter. She wrote, “To @scottmstringer of Manhattan, thanku for your support of my activism as a new yorker. You show political integrity + a modern vernacular.”