Last month, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar began tweeting at one another. On July 4th, Gaga directed a tweet at Lamar that said, “What a sweetie calling me this morning to see how I’m doin. See you soon. Love from across the pond. #Rigamortis.” A follower then asked Gaga, “Are all of your fans gonna jump on him now?,” to which Gaga answered, “I hope so. He and his lyrics are the shit.” And so, Gaga became a hip-hop tastemaker.