NEW YORK — Record producer Linda Perry says she's sorry for tweeting Lady Gaga doesn't deserve songwriting credit for the Oscar-nominated "Til it Happens to You," from the college campus sexual-assault documentary "The Hunting Ground."
Perry said in tweets Monday that Lady Gaga only performed the song credited to Diane Warren and Lady Gaga. Perry said she has Warren's original demo and the final version changes only one line. But Perry now says she "wasn't in the room" when the song was being written and was wrong to comment.
Warren had disputed the songwriting allegation and said "Til it Happens to You" is "a special collaboration" between her and Lady Gaga. A publicist for Lady Gaga hasn't commented.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences regulations state only the principle songwriters of a song can be nominated.