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Lady Gaga vs Perez Hilton: karma, a gun-wielding Madonna and alleged stalking

Remember back when people actually read perezhilton.com and the gossip blogger was up Lady Gaga's ass over everything she did? He used to refer to her as his "wifey," and for a time it looked like Gaga, who he helped raise to fame by being an early supporter of her music, could do no wrong in his mind (if you can call the "LOLz!!!" between his head that).

But it appears that there is no love lost between the former friends. Perez has been praising Katy Perry's "Roar" while giving a less enthusiastic review of Gaga's "Applause," and now Lady Gaga is accusing the blogger of stalking her by trying to move into her apartment building in New York City.

"Still have the text Perez sent me of me in a wheelchair w the words KARMA written across + Madonna pointing a gun at me. Day of my accident," Lady Gaga tweeted on Aug 16. The accident Gaga is referring to is her hip injury, which forced her to cancel the Born This Way Ball Tour.

Things got even more intense today when Gaga found out that Perez, who recently relocated to New York City, had viewed an apartment in the same building where she lives. 

Lady Gaga tweeted Perez: "@perezhilton STAY AWAY FROM ME + MY FAMILY YOU ARE SICK TRYING TO RENT AN APARTMENT IN MY BUILDING TO STALK ME. LEAVE ME ALONE!!! — Lady Gaga"

Perez released a lengthy response accusing Gaga of defaming him and insists he didn't know the apartment his realtor showed him was in Gaga's building:

"I have long had plans to return to New York City more permanently. New York was my home for 6 years in the mid 90s, before I moved to Los Angeles. I also lived here for 3 months last year while doing an off Broadway show. I’m a new father and I am primarily focused on my family and where we will be most happy. I love New York and that is where me and my growing family want to call home right now. Sunday, my realtor showed us a list of possible apartments to rent. I learned only after the fact that Lady GaGa lives in one of the buildings we looked at, and she was across the country in Los Angeles when I viewed that building. After a day of innocent house-hunting, I am devastated and my heart hurts that my former very good friend, 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, based on a day of house hunting with my baby boy and my mother, is utterly false, defamatory and now appears to be putting me and my family 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”. I hope her fans stop sending me death threats, as the suggestion that I pose a danger to Lady GaGa is preposterous. If her fans want to send a message of support to Lady GaGa, they should buy her music. Notwithstanding my feelings about our personal relationship, I do wish Lady GaGa happiness and continued success and I assure you my family house hunting has nothing to do with her."

All I can say is, I'm way more into this feud than Gaga's new video for "Applause," which was released today ahead of her VMAs performance: