Madonna reignites old feud with Lady Gaga, accuses her of copying her catchphrase from the 80s
Though she didn't refer to Gaga in any way, she did clearly suggest that the post was aimed at Gaga when she shared several additional NSFW posts to her feed
Madonna has reignited her old feud with Lady Gaga calling her a copycat once again. The legendary singer took to Instagram to throw some shade at Gaga without taking any names.
Gaga has won widespread accolade for her role in 'A Star is Born' opposite Bradley Cooper. During her press tour for the film, it was noticed that she used one specific line for multiple interviews. The statement that she frequently repeated was about Bradley Cooper's support towards her, "There can be 100 people in a room and 99 don’t believe in you. And you just need one to believe in you," she said. In fact, fans have made many video compilations of Gaga saying these words.
Madonna called out Gaga for copying her as she shared and an Instagram story of a vintage interview of hers from the 80s where she's using the same line. Though she didn't refer to Gaga in any way, she did clearly suggest that the post was aimed at Gaga when she shared several additional NSFW posts to her feed, with one captioned "don't f*** with me Monday" and an additional one reading, "I heard it all before...talk is cheap. If you can't improve the silence...say nothing. #sorrynotsorry."
Madonna and Gaga's feud dates back to 2011 since Gaga's "Born This Way" single was released, earning comparisons to Madonna's song "Express Yourself." In an interview in 2012, Madonna addressed the similar sounding songs saying, "I mean, I recognized the chord changes, "I thought it was... interesting ... I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. And sometimes I think it’s amusing and flattering and well done."
Gaga in 2011 called the comparisons "moronic", she claimed, "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 (expletive) artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I’m a plagiarist, it means that I’m (expletive) smart."
This was only the beginning of the rising tensions between them. Madonna brought up the subject once again in a Rolling Stone interview in 2015, she said, "The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs. It’s got nothing to do with ‘she’s taking my crown’ or ‘she’s in some space of mine.’ She has her thing. I do think she’s a very talented singer and songwriter. It was just that one issue.”
Lady Gaga's retort came a year after in a 2016 interview when she seemingly criticizing Madonna for not playing instruments or writing music. She said, "I don’t mean to disrespect Madonna, she’s a nice lady, and she’s had a fantastic huge career, biggest pop star of all time. But I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours a day in the studio. I’m a producer. I’m a writer. What I do is different.”
Here's a video of Gaga repeating the now famous statement: