Weird Al Yankovic and Lady Gaga bury their beef

Jun 21, 2011 at 5:04 p.m. ET

Weird Al Yankovic and Lady Gaga aren't feuding over Born This Way. Actually, they were never feuding at all.

Rejoice, Weird Al Yankovic fans! The parody artist's take on Lady Gaga's Born This Way is on his newly-released album after all. Yankovic said a couple of weeks ago that the song wouldn't be his first single because Lady Gaga didn't approve it.

Weird Al Yankovic's Perform This Way

"After putting my Lady Gaga parody on YouTube this morning -- and announcing that it wouldn't be on my next album because Gaga didn't approve it -- there was a huge outpouring of disappointment from the Internet," Yankovic said in a statement. "Apparently the fact that she didn't approve it was news to Lady Gaga herself! Gaga's manager has now admitted that he never forwarded my parody to Gaga -- she had no idea at all. Even though we assumed that Gaga herself was the one making the decision (because, well, that's what we were TOLD), he apparently made the decision completely on his own."

Apparently Lady Gaga loves the song -- titled Perform This Way.

"There must have been a misunderstanding because [Gaga] is in no way trying to block the release of the parody." Other unnamed sources added, "She's busy touring and hasn't heard the song yet. Her manager hasn't had a chance to play it for her yet... she's a huge Weird Al fan."

We have to admit, we love it too. It's a pretty good take on her song and persona.

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Watch Weird Al's Perform This Way