What started as the latest Twitter fight to sweep Tinseltown evolved over the weekend into a full-out feud between two former friends.
Lady Gaga took to her Twitter to publicly blast popular celebrity blogger Perez Hilton: "STAY AWAY FROM ME + MY FAMILY YOU ARE SICK TRYING TO RENT AN APARTMENT IN MY BUILDING TO STALK ME. LEAVE ME ALONE!!!," she wrote. The pop star then added, "DO I NEED TO BE SHOT IT IN THE HEAD FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT HIM AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT HARASSES ME HAS GONE TOO FAR?"
A brief look at Hilton and Gaga's friendship: In 2009, the blogger attended Heidi Klum's Halloween party dressed as Gaga. One month before, the two were snapped together laughing during the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. In 2010, Hilton unveiled the Lady Gaga wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood in Los Angeles.
Hilton, who has since vehemently denied Gaga's stalker accusations, told THR, "I am a critic and not a stalker," furthermore asking the artist's "Little Monsters" to back down from sending him death threats. Hilton then took to his blog to release the following statement:
"My heart hurts that my former very good friend Lady GaGa, a person I used to call my 'wifey' and traveled the world with, is making very public and very untrue allegations about me on Twitter. While it is still too painful for me to go into detail about why I chose to no longer make her a part of my life, I will say that I am a critic and not a stalker. Any allegation that I am stalking her is utterly false, defamatory and now appear to be putting me in danger. I will continue to be a critic -- in a way that is not mean or involves name-calling, and I will continue to have an opinion and talk about music and songs, like GaGa's 'Applause.' As the suggestion that I pose a danger to GaGa is preposterous, if fans want to send a message of support to her, they should buy her music."
Gaga then took to her Twitter to ask her fans to curb their behavior: “I can fight my own battles monsters, please stop sending negativity on my behalf it's not what I stand for. I can handle myself," she wrote. The artist, however, preceded her plea with a personal justification regarding why she had turned this private manner, public: "I will NOT handle this privately, the internet is just the surface of what the public sees. I've been quiet for a long time, not this time."
On Monday, PerezHIlton.com shared a rather objective post on the release of Lady Gaga's latest music video, "Applause." Watch it, here.
The source of the feud between the two remains unclear. Gaga has since deleted her offending tweets.