Lady Gaga Loves Chicago Hip Hop

Lady has certainly thrust herself back into the public spectrum lately in the wake of her latest album drop, Art Pop, released November 6. Between dry-humping R. Kelly live onstage on Saturday Night Live and announcing plans to perform from space in 2015, Gaga also found time to show up to last nights AMA Awards red carpet on horseback in a crystal bodysuit.

After gracefully leaving the horse with the valet, Gaga strutted the red carpet where she was asked what she has been listening to. The answer was a bit different than what many would probably have guessed. The Art Pop crooner pointed out the Chicago hip-hop scene as one she has taken note of and specifically singled out GBE superstar Chief Keef as someone she regularly listened to, saying she “has been listening to a lot of Chief Keef.” Keef, who was absent from the award show while serving time in a rehab facility, was watching the show and tweeted after hearing Gaga’s endrosement. “I love Lady Gaga For Sayin She Listens to a lot of me and What’s so crazy I was jus Watchin Dis redcarpet shit Like damn dis Girl fine ??”

With both artists signed to Interscope, a collaboration may just be in the near future. As two of the more polarizing figures in their respective genres, a Chief Keef/Lady Gaga joint would be interesting to say the least. If anything, the endorsement is just yet another reflection of the resurgence that Chicago has seen musically over the past couple of years.

Jake Krzeczowski

Jake Krzeczowski is a writer based in Chicago. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2012 he has written for the likes of The Chicago Sun Times, Complex Magazine, and Elevator Magazine.

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