Madonna Bashes Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ (Again): ‘I’m Glad I Could Help Her Write It’
“I’m a really big fan of [‘Born This Way’],” Madonna said in a recent interview on Brazilian television. “And I’m glad that I could help her write it.”
The comment was just the latest dig from the 53-year-old pop icon, who for months has criticized Gaga for copying her style.
In an interview with ABC’s Nightline, in January, Madonna broke her silence on the comparisons between the two songs, admitting that “Born This Way” ultimately “felt reductive.”
“When I heard it on the radio … I said, ‘That sounds very familiar,'” she added.
“There’s a lot of ways to look at it. I can’t really be annoyed by it …because, obviously, I’ve influenced her.”
Around the same time, Madonna — who this summer was caught rehearsing for a concert to a mash-up of Born This Way and Express Yourself — trashed the song in an interview with Newsweek, saying, “I thought, ‘This is a wonderful way to redo my song.’ I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was … interesting.”
During a concert performance in New Zealand, in June, she addressed the controversy before her fans, saying, in a long-winded rant: “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.”
“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 okay — we don’t have to all slice and hate each other anymore.”
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