Lady Gaga and Katy Perry Respond to Court Doc Kesha Texts
Hours after a court made the texts public on Friday, Gaga took to Twitter to set the record straight about her relationship with Katy Perry, who was mentioned in the once-private messages. She assured fans that they were sent at a time when she was less mature, adding that she and the 34-year-old singer "love each other & share a deep respect."
".@katyperry & I have grown up in the industry together. We've gone through both celebrations & differences w/ each other. These are old texts. We've matured, gotten over the past, love each other & share deep respect. Katy is my friend and is truly a kind soul. End of story," Gaga tweeted, adding a big red heart emoji.
Perry corroborated Gaga's claims, sharing a tweet of her own about the situation.
"Love you too friend. Onward and upward," she said.
In the recently-revealed texts, Gaga, 32, told Kesha she wanted to see the case against Dr. Luke come "to a head." She also offered to speak with Perry on behalf of the embattled musician, at which time Kesha called her "mean."
"I need to find sympathy and empathy for her. she's so mean. it's hard," she said.
Gaga replied, "I know she's mean." Her comment prompted Kesha to ask if she was "friendly with her," to which Gaga said, "NO... Omg NO...She makes me angry about s--- [but] I just try to have empathy for her."
Kesha, 31, hasn't spoken out about the messages or her relationship with Perry.