Lady GaGa has revealed how she was often mistaken for the late singer Amy Winehouse before breaking through into the music business. The Born This Way singer has been paying tribute to the British singer-songwriter, who was found dead at her north London home on Saturday (23rd July 2011).
Speaking to her 12 million followers on Twitter, Gaga said, "Amy changed pop music forever, I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues". During a radio interview on Omaha 94.1, the singer revealed how her kooky style often saw her mistaken for Winehouse, saying, "I was nobody when she was first coming out. I would be on the street and people would go 'Amy'.I just remember feeling like I wasn't alone because she was so different". Gaga joins hundreds of celebrities who have already spoken fondly of their time with the singer, most notably the British comedian Russell Brand who branded Winehouse "a genius" in a letter posted on his website. Music producer Mark Ronson and reality star Kelly Osbourne were among the mourners at Amy's funeral in London on Tuesday (26th July 2011).
It is rumoured Lady Gaga may be preparing a Winehouse-inspired music video after posting a picture on Twitter of a pair of scruffy ballet pumps - a type of footwear favoured by the late singer.