'Cake Like Lady Gaga' Debuts: Gaga Goes Hip-Hop as Music Director of Mugler Fashion Show
Published: October 01, 2012
recently served as music director for Mugler's Spring/Summer 2013 runway show at Paris Fashion Week, unveiling her hip-hop chops with a new song, "Cake Like Lady Gaga." The tune tackles everything from the singer's recent weight-gain
to her fashion industry feuds.
For the Mugler gig, Gaga teamed up with the line's creative director, Nicola Formichetti, who also serves as her longtime stylist and fashion director. Although still unconfirmed, the DJ White Shadow
-produced "Cake Like Lady Gaga" appears to feature Gaga herself rapping on the track, which was later digitally manipulated to deepen her voice to the point of being unrecognizable. An earlier version of the song
, with what sounds like Gaga's unaltered vocals, was leaked a couple of weeks back.
Whoever the vocalist, the song features lyrics like, "You chew beef, I wear meat" -- a reference to the singer's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum-inducted meat dress
. The rap continues, "Getting fat and so is my bank/ With a sold-out world tour, bitch" -- a nod to Gaga's newly launched Body Revolution campaign
in response to her weight critics.