It all started innocently enough, with a Lady Gaga fan getting super excited that celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton was spotted in the lobby of Gaga’s apartment building. Until Lady Gaga took this news and freaked out, calling security and then raging against Hilton on Twitter in all caps, going so far to accuse him of stalking her.
After learning that Hilton was in her lobby of her New York apartment building through a fan, Gaga called security, who took care of the situation. They confirmed to Mother Monster (who was in L.A. at the time) that it was in fact the gossipmonger on her doorstep.
Which resulted in some angry — and since deleted – comments hurled Hilton’s way:
She later apologizes for these messages since she wanted people to focus on the new music that just came out.
Hilton later made a statement on his website about the incident, saying he was merely apartment hunting and would never deign to stalk Gaga. We have included the most pertinent details below.
"I have long had plans to return to New York City more permanently … I love New York and that is where me and my growing family want to call home right now. Sunday, my realtor showed us a list of possible apartments to rent. I learned only after the fact that Lady GaGa lives in one of the buildings we looked at, and she was across the country in Los Angeles when I viewed that building. After a day of innocent house-hunting, I am devastated and my heart hurts that my former very good friend, a person I used to call my “wifey” and traveled the world with, is making very public and very untrue allegations about me on Twitter.
While it is still too painful for me to go into detail about why I chose to no longer make her a part of my life, I will say that I am a critic and not a “stalker”. Any allegation that I am stalking her, based on a day of house hunting with my baby boy and my mother, is utterly false, defamatory and now appears to be putting me and my family in danger. I will continue to be a critic – in a way that is not mean or involves name-calling, and I will continue to have an opinion and talk about music and songs, like GaGa’s “Applause”. I hope her fans stop sending me death threats, as the suggestion that I pose a danger to Lady GaGa is preposterous … I do wish Lady GaGa happiness and continued success and I assure you my family house hunting has nothing to do with her."
Unfortunately, Gaga didn’t like this statement and continued to set him straight via social media — with Hilton firing back.
Since the incident, Hilton has been getting nonstop threats from Gaga fans, who have continued to wish death upon Hilton and even threatened to kidnap his son, starting a campaign called Operation: Kill the Pig.
This all seems to go directly against her message of ignoring people who don’t like her music.