Lady Gaga has found herself as the latest victim in the firing line of Azealia Banks, who has blasted the 'Applause' singer for apparently copying the rapper's famed mermaid theme for her upcoming iTunes Festival performance.
Fresh from her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Gaga is preparing to kick off this year's iTunes Festival at Camden's Roundhouse on September 1 where she will perform a full hour of music from her upcoming album 'ARTPOP.'
Azealia Banks performing on her 'Mermaid Ball' tour in Liverpool last year (Sakura/WENN)
Keeping her Little Monsters anticipating her stage arrival, Gaga tweeted a dress code for those who will be heading to the show and it appears to follow in the same vein as the sea shell bikini which she wore to the VMAs over the weekend.
"I will be providing a list of acceptable attire for #SwineFest throughout the week. Item 1: Seashells. Item 2: Seahorses 3: Starfish,” Gaga told fans.
“I would also suggestion 4. Paint colored dreadlocks for securing 'under the sea' Boticelli-Punk accessories. More fashion updates to come! X.
Lady Gaga donning her sea shell bikini at the MTV VMAs on Sunday (WENN)
“Acceptable attire for #SwineFest CONTINUED: 5: BEDAZZLED PIG NOSE 6: BOWIE MAGICIAN GARB 7: TRASHBAG or ARTCLOTHES (THERE IS A PAINT ZONE). #ARTCLOTHES are clothes you don't mind getting covered in live art!” she added.
It would seem that Azealia, who has been travelling on her 'Mermaid Ball' tour for more than a year and is heading to London in November, found the proposed dress code too similar and called Gaga out about it via Twitter.
@ladygaga hmmmm sounds alot like Azealia Banks' mermaid balls.— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) August 28, 2013
“@ladygaga hmmmm sounds alot like Azealia Banks' mermaid balls,” Azealia tweeted earlier today.
“Of COURSE gaga wants to play mermaid again..... Pffft. Not picking a fight. Just all looks soo familiar.... To me.” The '212' star added: “It's just .... Late.”