Songwriter Linda Perry doesn’t think Lady Gaga is deserving of the Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.
"Normally I wouldn't respond to all this, but I don't know. I'm feeling spunky. There was another artist that originally was gonna sing 'Til it Happens to You.' I have Diane's original demo with her singing. The only line that has been changed, "Till you're at the end, the end of your rope," originally was "TIL YOU GOT A HOLE RIPPED IN YOUR SOUL." So I guess technically one line was changed, so sure, Gaga possibly "rewrote" a line. But chances are, Diane still took part in rewriting that line which means Gaga contributed a few words. Is that writing? Not in my book. Why did Gaga get credit? Maybe because Diane wanted to ensure her support in promoting the song. Gaga is a very smart business woman. She knew a song written by Diane Warren would be up for an Oscar. And you know it's hard getting music out there and heard, especially a song from a documentary, so Diane knew if she gave Gaga writing credits, it would ensure the support this song needed and deserved. And Gaga knows her power. I'm not putting anyone or anything down. I'm stating the truth. I credit Diane for writing this song, it is her experience, her pain, her words."Do you agree? Source.