London, United Kingdom (4E) – Pop star Lady Gaga is said to be considering on buying French singer Edith Piaf’s toenail clippings, and other items.
A huge fan of Piaf, Gaga is buying memorabilia from the late singer’s estate such as clothes, shoes, perfume bottles, letters and the toenails, as well as the rights to Piaf’s first performance on film.
Rights to nne of Piaf’s songs are rumored to be part of the negotiations as well.
The Sun reports that the songs, released under EMI, might be sampled on a track on Lady Gaga’s next album. The film footage, captured in 1941, might also be shown during her next tour.
A source told the newspaper, “Gaga sees a lot of herself in Edith. She, too, was a rebellious character in her era. There’s an awful lot of red tape to get through — it’s a complicated process. But she’s hoping the Piaf estate want to ensure, with her help, that the music can be introduced to a new audience. Considering the size of Gaga’s global following, Edith’s music will gain a huge new fan base.”
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga has just launched her new perfume line, Fame.