Lady Gaga: ‘Madonna and I Are Very Different’

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Lady Gaga recently dropped by Beats 1 Radio to chat with host Zane Lowe about putting together her new album Joanne. During their chat, Lowe compared the singer to another provocative songstress with a similar upbringing: Madonna. Gaga’s response to the comparison was swift and kinda shady.

Madonna and I are very different, just saying…I wouldn’t make that comparison at all, she said, via Billboard. “I don’t mean to disrespect Madonna. She’s, you know, a nice lady and she’s had a fantastic, huge career, she’s the biggest pop star of all time. But I play a lot of instruments, I write all my own music, I spent hours and hours a day in the studio, I’m a producer, I’m a writer. What I do is different.”

It’s hard to not see a glaring insult implied in there. The 30-year-old singer continued on, explaining that Madonna’s act is about showmanship not the work of a singer-songwriter.

I’m not just rehearsing over and over again to put on a show. There’s a spontaneity in my work. I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I’m not afraid of my flaws. There are major differences between me and her…”

This comparison has gone on for years now. Just last year, Madonna called out Gaga claiming she stole one of her songs. Based on this interview, this sounds like a serious rock in Gaga’s shoe.

Here’s the full interview. The Madonna exchange happens at the 31:00 mark.