If you’ve listened to poker face I’m sure you noticed the distinctive ma, ma, ma, ma. Boney M’s song Ma Baker has this distinctive sound too. Coincidence? I don’t think so, but does ma baker have anything to do with poker face? I’m sure Ma Baker would have one mean poker face.
Anyways Boney m was big in Germany in the 70s. The disco era. The fact that it was sampled in poker face shows an appreciation for diverse music. And some of their kooky outfits match Gaga’s style.