Bette Midler to Lady Gaga: Stop ripping me off, bitch!

Bette Midler and Lady Gaga

Remember how Lady Gaga decided it would be a GREAT idea to dress up as a wheelchair-bound mermaid and she got egged for it? Well it turns out Bette Midler may have sort of done the exact same thing first, and she took to Twitter to call her out on it. WITH A CHORUS LINE. Seriously Gaga, if you’re gonna rip someone off, you might as well up the ante, right?

I’m not sure @ladygaga knows that I’ve performed my mermaid in a wheelchair for millions of people — and many of them are still alive…..

Dear @ladygaga if you think a mermaid in a wheelchair seems familiar-it’s because it is!You can see it on youtube 24/7-with ME performing it

Dear @ladygaga Ive been doing singing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980-You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker tits-mermaid’s mine

.@ladygaga, let’s drink this over at the Emmys in September. Fabulous mermaids can coexist! SOURCE

In case you’re wondering, we also have a video of Bette’s performance, just as my personal way of showing you all how a real bitch does it. I mean … kook at that! The chorus line! The impeccable vocals! The commitment to the humor! Personally, I just find that way more entertaining than someone stapling lobsters to their head.

Bette Midler and Lady Gaga

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