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Lady Gaga: 'Social media is the toilet of the internet'

Lady Gaga has slammed websites like Twitter for allowing people to easily spread misinformation about a romance between herself and Bradley Cooper.

WOW! Watch Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform 'Shallow' at the Oscars. Image: YouTube.

LONDON - Lady Gaga thinks social media is the toilet of the internet after rumours of a romance between herself and Bradley Cooper surfaced on social media.

The 32-year-old singer has slammed websites like Twitter for allowing people to easily spread misinformation, as she addressed false rumours that she struck up a romance with Cooper - who is in a relationship with Irina Shayk, with whom he has a 23-month-old daughter, Lea - on the set of their movie A Star Is Born.

When asked about the rumours, Gaga - who performed Shallow from the movie with Cooper at the Oscars, where the rumours started - simply rolled her eyes, before she said: "First of all, social media, quite frankly, is the toilet of the internet and what it's done to pop culture is abysmal. People saw love and, guess what, that's what we wanted to you to see. This is a love song. The movie A Star Is Born, it's a love story."

Gaga insists she and Cooper performed the song in their characters - with Gaga as Ally and Cooper as Jack - because they're both artists, who wanted to give the best performance possible.

Speaking during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, she added: "From a performance perspective, it was so important to both of us that we were connected the entire time. When you're singing love songs, that's how you want people to feel. I'm an artist! I guess we did a good job. Fooled ya!"

Her comments come after a source also recently slammed romance rumours, stating Cooper (44) is still totally secure in his relationship with Irina.

The insider said: "He is an honest guy and who is in a relationship and everyone has gotten very carried away with the gossip. Irina is with him a lot. She comes out all the time and they are really sweet together. Bradley is caring and conscious of her feelings. He doesn't want Irina to feel uncomfortable and she seems totally secure with their relationship."

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