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Diane Warren Responds to Linda Perry's 'Til It Happens to You' Songwriting Claims

by Carolyn Menyes   Jan 18, 2016 17:11 PM EST

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Diane Warren is not going to let Linda Perry's claims that Lady Gaga did not help write the Oscar-nominated song "Til It Happens to You" lightly.

Just hours after Perry claimed that she's heard an original demo of the song that is shockingly similar to the version that Gaga sings (and reportedly co-wrote), Warren seemingly dismissed those claims. In her own Twitter statement, Warren claims that "Til It Happens to You" was a "special collaboration" between herself and Gaga. Though Warren didn't get in to the depths of who wrote what for the The Hunting Ground soundtrack single, she still maintained the song's honor.

Warren's comments follow a Twitter rant by Perry, who claimed that Warren only tagged Gaga's name on to the song in order to secure an Academy Award nomination and win. Perry also claimed that Gaga did not help to write the lyrics to "Til It Happens to You," though she celebrated the song and Warren's writing.

"Til It Happens to You" is one of five songs nominated for Best Original Song at this year's Academy Awards. It's up against The Weeknd's "Earned It," Sam Smith's "Writing's on the Wall," David Lang's "Simple Song #3" and J. Ralph's "Manta Ray."

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