Katy Perry Ripped Apart By Original “I Kissed A Girl” Singer
Hey, remember that song “I Kissed A Girl?” No, we aren’t talking about the pop song by Katy Perry, we’re referring to that catchy hit by Jill Sobule that came out in 1995.
The song was something of a lesbian anthem, telling the light-hearted story of two suburban ladies who fall in love with each other. Jill’s “I Kissed A Girl” launched her to superstardom and the song’s silly video with male model Fabio was an instant hit.
However, when Katy’s similarly-titled song came out in 2008, music critics were miffed because they felt Katy was stealing Jill’s song title and stripping away the song’s pro-gay message. Jill silenced the critics when she gave Katy her blessing shortly after Katy’s “I Kissed a Girl” came out, but now Jill isn’t being so gracious towards the 25-year-old pop singer.
Apparently, Katy has insisted in interviews that she came up with the song title “in a dream,” which is making Jill mad since, if you are over the age of 18, you probably know of Jill’s “I Kissed a Girl” song. Jill isn’t taking this snub by Katy lightly, in a recent interview she went off on Katy:
As a musician I have always refrained from criticizing another artist. I was, ‘well, good for her.’ It did bug me a little bit, however, when she said she came up with the idea for the title in a dream. In truth, she wrote it with a team of professional writers and was signed by the very same guy that signed me in 1995. I have not mentioned that in interviews as I don’t want to sound bitter or petty … cause, that’s not me.
OK, maybe, if I really think about it, there were a few jealous and pissed off moments. So here goes, for the first time in an interview: F**k you Katy Perry, you f***ing stupid, maybe ‘not good for the gays,’ title thieving, haven’t heard much else, so not quite sure if you’re talented, f***ng little s**t.
God, that felt good.
Wow. Want to tell us how you really feel, Jill?
While we understand Jill’s frustration, it is, you know, possible that Katy wasn’t super familiar with Jill’s song, particularly when you consider that the song came out when Katy was 11.
Do you think Katy stole the title from Jill? Does it even matter if she did?