Appearing on US chat show 'Watch What Happens Live' to plug her new album 'ARTPOP', Lady Gaga talked about her Cher duet 'The Greatest Thing'. Of course, the Gaga-penned song was to be included on Cher's new album 'Closer To The Truth' but Gaga pulled it near-last-minute.
The 'Applause' singer said on the show, "I have so much respect for Cher and I love Cher so much that when we do a duet that we release, I wanted it to be something that was really really special... we just didn't have time to work on it together... We recorded it [separately]... and I wrote the song a long time ago."
Gaga suggested that 'The Greatest Thing' "wasn't up to par" with Cher's impressive back-catalogue, which boasts the likes of perennial favorites 'I Got You Babe', 'Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves', 'If I Could Turn Back Time' and 'Believe'; "To be fair, if I was writing a song for Cher now, I would want to hear her album and I want to know where she is in her life. I would want to talk to her about where she is going musically, and I didn't get to do any of those things. So I didn't want to put out something that wasn't up to par with what Cher has put out before. It's not really about me, it's more about her. Because it's Cher!"
Cher's new album 'Closer To The Truth' will be out in North America on 24 September.