Lady Gaga Responds to Madonna’s ‘Born This Way’ Diss

By: / June 11, 2012

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After Madonna performed a mash-up of her “Express Yourself” with Lady Gaga‘s similar-sounding “Born This Way” — which many believed was a dig — the 26-year-old finally took to the stage to respond to the diss.

While performing “Hair” during her New Zealand concert on Thursday night, Gaga took a moment to address her critics. Without directly calling out the “Material Girl” singer, she ranted:

“It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves to put other people down or make fun of them or maybe make mockery of their work,” she said in a video of the speech posted on YouTube in which she speaks in general terms about knocking down others to make yourself feel better,” Gaga said.

Watch the speech, which starts at 2:30 mark.

Gaga continued: “And that doesn’t make me feel good at all. That just makes me feel like I’m not being a good human being … I don’t even want to fight back because it’s more important to me to keep writing music. Because that’s really all I care about, is the music.”

“Things are really different than they were 25 years ago, and that’s what makes ‘Born this Way’ so relevant for me. We’re socially in a different place and it’s OK, we don’t have to all slice and hate each other anymore.”

In addition to the rant, Lady Gaga also made headlines after one of Gaga’s dancer accidentally hit the singer on the head with a metal pole while performing her hit single “Judas” in Auckland, New Zealand this Sunday.

The pop sensation continued her set — performing another 16 songs before ending the show — even though she had suffered a concussion.

Madonna caused quite a stir as well, when the 53-year-old singer exposed her bare breast in front of a packed house of concertgoers at her Istanbul concert. The singer was unapologetic for her risque actions.

Whose side are you on: Madonna or Gaga’s? Sound off in the comments and watch more about the Gaga Vs. Madonna feud in the video below.

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