Kanye West was shaken to know the meaning behind Poker Face by Lady Gaga. The artist who is currently under heavy criticism for his opinions is also known for being a musical genius himself. While the hip-hop artists’ songs revolve around capitalism, minimalism, and political ideas, Gaga’s songs also have their own unique meanings regarding self-reflections and relations.
The 36-year-old singer first released the single hit Poker Face in 2008 and it became one of the biggest songs, topping charts for weeks, not only in the US but around the world. While the song is super glamorous and catchy, there is more to it than meets the eye. West was gleefully surprised to know the real meaning behind the song.
What did Kanye West once say about Lady Gaga and her song, Poker Face?
West, who is known for his own creativity in music, was shocked to know the meaning behind Lady Gaga’s song Poker Face once. Back in 2009, the artist gave an interview where he talked about hearing the song live and said, “All the backstory to the song is really controversial. When I found out that her actual song is about her making love to her boyfriend but really thinking about her girlfriend, I was like, ‘Oh that’s crazy.” Ye liked the fact that Gaga challenges people through her music with underlying messages.
Ye even sampled her music piece to make Make Her Say along with Kid Cudi, and liked the song’s beats as well. He had never heard of the acoustic version and was surprised to know that the song was actually about a s*xual lesbian fantasy. He also thought that the way the word Poker is used in the song is similar to the hip-hop style.
The song has remained a pop culture phenomenon that remains well-loved to this day and managed to win Ye’s heart. While Cudi’s Make Her Say was not such a big hit, it was still well received.
At present, West is embroiled in controversies and gearing up for the next presidential election. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga is revelling in her song, Bloody Mary, making a Spotify record 11 years after the release.
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