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Cher Talks About Her Duet With Lady Gaga

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Where it all started: Gaga and Cher at the 2010 VMAs. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Where it all started: Gaga and Cher at the 2010 VMAs. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

It’s hard to believe Lady Gaga asked Cher to hold her meat purse at the 2010 VMAs, even harder to believe that the interaction led to a duet.

Two years ago, Cher and Gaga recorded “The Greatest Thing,” a song that Gaga and producer RedOne had been playing with in the studio for a couple years. Originally slated for release in September 2011, the song never saw the light of day. Back in June of this year, Cher offered a quick explanation regarding “The Greatest Thing” in a fan reply on Twitter. “It’s done & she doesn’t like it, or want it to come out,” Cher wrote at the time (and has since deleted). “She’s an artist, it’s up to her. I’m disappointed 2.”

Now “The Greatest Thing” has leaked, since that seems to be Gaga’s luck this week.

Yesterday’s leak set Cher off on Twitter, mostly over the fact that it’s the “wrong” version of “The Greatest Thing.”

Admittedly, the music does sound a little dated, a piano line and synthesized harps fighting for the focus over a dance beat and distorted vocal effects in the background.

Basically, it sounds more Cher than Gaga in its particular brand of over-the-top gay dance club banger.

When Radio.com sat down with Cher in late June, she mentioned that “The Greatest Thing” needed updating musically, and that’s part of why it wasn’t released.

Read what Cher had to say about her and Gaga’s duet and working with Pink on Radio.com

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