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Lady Gaga vs. Carly Rae Jepsen is today's real competitive event

July 27, 2012|By August Brown

Forget that minor sporting business happening in London right now. Today's most cutthroat competitive event is actually the jokey Twitter flame war brewing between Lady Gaga and the current face of danceable chart-pop, Carly Rae Jepsen.

Jepsen, the 26-year-old Canadian singer with a metaphysically intriguing concept of relationship space-time, just notched her seventh straight week atop the Billboard Hot 100 charts with the inescapable "Call Me Maybe." This streak bests Gaga's record for "Born This Way," which lasted six weeks at the same spot last year, and Gaga is not taking it lightly.

The dance diva fired a tongue-in-cheek warning shot at the Bieber-aligned Jepsen today, promising "@carlyraejepson (sic) I SEE you just swooped in and broke my BORN THIS WAY record of the most weeks at #1....DONT GET COMFORTABLE IM COMING FOR YOU." 

She's not the only one. The U.S. Swim Team weighed in with a funny tribute, but Jepsen's also been fending off scurrilous rumors of a leaked sex tape and racy photos from a computer hack (she's denied the authenticity of the photos, and called the whole thing "ridiculous. Obviously not me."). Gaga, meanwhile, recently previewed new music in a surprise NYC parking lot listening session.

We know the two just met (on Twitter), and this is crazy, but can Gaga beat Jepsen's number? Call it a "maybe."


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