(CBS) Put Lady Gaga and "Weird Al" Yankovic together, and you get a double dose of weird.
"Well, this was a strange day," the satirist wrote on his blog late Wednesday. "After putting my Lady Gaga parody on YouTube this morning - and announcing that it wouldn't be on my next album because Gaga didn't approve it - there was a huge outpouring of disappointment from the Internet. Apparently, the fact that she didn't approve it was news to Lady Gaga herself!"
"I still don't know specifically what kind of problem she has with the song (obviously I take a few jabs at her, but y'know, it's satire - that's how it's supposed to work). And I'm especially confused as to why she waited until I actually recorded the song (at her insistence!) before saying no," he initially wrote of the Gaga saga. "It's not like there were any surprises in the finished song that she couldn't have foreseen by, you know, READING THE LYRICS."
Although Yankovic does not require permission to release his parodies, it is his "personal policy" to get consent from the original artist before putting a parody on an album.
After posting the blog, he found out Gaga herself did not make the decision to reject his parody.
"Even though we assumed that Gaga herself was the one making the decision (because, well, that's what we were TOLD), apparently her manager made the decision completely on his own," Yankovic wrote later in the day. "He's sorry. And Gaga loves the song."
"There must have been a misunderstanding because [Gaga] is in no way trying to block the release of the parody," sources close to the singer told TMZ. "She's busy touring and hasn't heard the song yet. Her manager hasn't had a chance to play it for her yet. ... She's a huge Weird Al fan."
According to the report, all proceeds from the song and video will go to the Human Rights Campaign.