Madonna Makes Snarky Comment About Gaga

Are Madonna and Lady Gaga besties? Gaga wants us to think so, but we're not so sure. Find out what Madonna told Newsweek about their similarities.

Madonna slams Lady Gaga

Madonna is busy promoting W.E., the new film she directed about the scandalous relationship between Wallis Simpson and Britain's King Edward VIII. Of course, all anyone wants to talk about is Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga ignited a controversy among Madonna fans last year when she released the first single from her second album, "Born This Way." Gaga slammed the rumors at the time.

"That's retarded," she said. "If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. It's the same one that's been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I'm the first f*****g artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn't mean I'm a plagiarist, it means I'm f*****g smart. Sorry."

She later claimed that Madonna gave the song her blessing.

"The good news is I got an email from her people and her, sending their love and complete support on behalf of the single," Lady Gaga revealed to Jay Leno. "If the queen says it shall be, then it shall be."

However, Madonna's people might have sanitized the message, because she definitely thinks the pop superstar copied her.

"I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song "Express Yourself." I mean, I recognized the chord changes," she told Newsweek in an interview, out later this month. "I thought it was… interesting."


This isn't the first time that Madonna has slammed her competitor. "As for Lady Gaga, I have no comment to make about her obsessions having to do with me because I don't know whether her behavior is rooted in something deep and meaningful, or superficial," she told French newspaper Le Soir during the Venice Film Festival.

Game on.

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Comments on "Madonna totally thinks Lady Gaga copied her"

RaeZur November 30, 2012 | 4:28 AM

Lady GaGa, a poser? Are you ------- kidding me? How many artist have seemingly ripped off other artists ideas throughout centuries!? Not only in music, but in art and movies as well? Art is all forms is about pushing the envelope, making you talk about what you like and don't like, making you see a smiliarity in something, recognize the familiar and bring it to you in a differnt way.. fove you an introspection on something that you otherwise wouldn't not have had. It is also about markiting and selling you something and also a commentary on that. Greg you are missing the point.. aren't we all posers? No idea is genuinely original... there is a bit of familiar in everything, that is why it is popular.

greg January 23, 2012 | 3:02 PM

It's always easier to follow than lead. Madonna was the first. And she re invented herself countless times to remain on top. Lady Gaga may prove her worth in 30 years. But to compare her to Madonna's 30 year domination at a time when it was fresh and raw...plain stupid. Madonna took all the risks and set the stage. Lady Gaga is a follower...and so far...a poser.

Lover January 22, 2012 | 12:03 AM

Look Madonna, it's not looking so good went you go out of your way putting someone down. You have been on top for a long time, but we have someone who is half your age, smarter, with more good songs than your catalog of songs. Be smart about it. ( The new will always out do the old ). You will always have your fans, Mary Pickfore had hers to the end. Oh, and for a little come back you can do Dancing with The Stars.

Bella January 19, 2012 | 6:37 AM

No competition, GaGa all the way! Sorry Madonna, it's NOT all about you! Where is your Kabbalah now?

penny January 14, 2012 | 9:43 AM

Is Madonna's memory really that bad? Like she should be talking!!!

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