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Madonna to Lady Gaga

I Can Steal Your Songs Too

5/29/2012 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The shoe was on the other foot in Israel Friday -- Madonna performed a cover of Lady Gaga's hit song "Born This Way" ... the same song Madonna called a rip-off of her earlier work ... but it's unlikely this was an homage to L.G.

Madonna was rehearsing for a concert in Tel Aviv -- singing her own song "Express Yourself" -- then seamlessly transitioned into Lady Gaga's "Born This Way."

Madonna famously criticized "Born This Way" when it was released last year, calling the song a "wonderful redo" of "Express Yourself." Madonna then called it "reductive."

Gaga called Madonna's comments "retarded."

So we gotta ask ...

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16.

Babymakinmusic    

this video made me realize that lady gaga and beyonce both stole from madonna and she aint havin it lol that drum cadence before born this way is the same one from destiny's child lose my breath lady gaga is madonna 2.0 but she needs to stop lying and admit to being the nicki to madonnas kim

785 days ago
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TwitterMeNthaFacebook    

Watch SNL (or some sketch comedy program) do a "True Fairy Tales" skit....Madonna as the evil Queen, Gaga as Snow White, Christina as Rapunzel (Aka Hair Extension Queen) and Brittany as "Loopy" the lovable dwarf nobody cares about.

785 days ago
18.

Rude Boy    

Yes, Lady Gaga stole from, paid homage to or was influenced by Madonna.

And Madonna stole from, paid homage to and was influenced by Marilyn Monroe, the gay community dance fads, electronica, Latin music and other places.

If it's being ruled as plagrism, that's another matter.

All art is derivative in some fashion. Why this is news, I have no idea.

785 days ago
19.

Christine    

Wow, the two sound exactly the same when you put them together. She even sings towards the end "She's not me". If I was Madonna I would do the same thing, just because I could.

785 days ago
20.

freshface16    

a lot of little monsters are reading the comments and disliking all pro-madge! hahahah wattapity!

785 days ago
21.

Victoria Nicole Thompson    

That is so stupid what Madonna did. It sounds like she's bitter to Lady Gaga. I mean why would she do that? That makes her so irrelevant. Madonna gurl, you are comical!!

785 days ago
22.

HRH Prince Michael    

Reductive?? REDUCED: Queen Esther??? Leave MY ancestors out of your tired act.


Who's that Goy?


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785 days ago
23.

Canadasux    

Who cares what goes on between them? They're both irrelevant to the real world.

785 days ago
24.

Janette    

Why isn't "AHAHAHAHA!" an option?

785 days ago
25.

Orlando    

Who cares? But it’s not that difficult to see that she was being sarcastic… Further making her point about the song.

785 days ago
26.

CoconutScrimp    

Those are annoying broads. Magde is a has-been and I can't wait for Caca to disappear.

785 days ago
27.

Kyle    

madonna is an insult to herself. she sleeps w/ children half her age. her public image sets no example for her children. her star has risen and fallen; and she needs to accept that.

785 days ago
28.

dee    

AWWW Look at the Gaga fans all mad.
What did you expect? Gaga has copied multiple looks from EVERY Madonna era.
You expected her to sit by while Gaga's fans call Gaga "original" and give her credit for things that MADONNA was the first to do?
If Gaga wasn't so ARROGANT and gave Madonna the credit she deserved for the song, then Madonna would have been nicer.
Sorry, but if I worked hard building a successful 30 year career and some newbie came in copying literally EVERYTHING I have done and basically trying to Single White Female me, while her fans try to abuse me, I would have been a lot less gracious than Madonna has been.
It's about TIME Madonna called out Gaga's ass. BE YOURSELF.
Stop building success from LEECHING off of Madonna's and pretty much every single person that has ever been in the Industry.
Good for Madonna.
You Psycho Little Monsters need to stop denying the truth.
Gaga is a fraud in every way.
From lying about her past to her aesthetic in music.
Funny thing is she's completely mediocre in every way. Mediocre singer, mediocre piano player and a HORRIBLE writer.
So glad people see her for what she is.
Overrated and a complete COPY CAT.
Stop Swagger Jackin Gaga and the Queen won't come for your ass. Point Blank..

785 days ago
29.

kaylapurr91    

LOL Gaga didn't say "That's Retarded" to Madonna's comments, she said that last year about everyone else who was saying it sounded like Express Yourself. She didn't actually say it about Madonna's comments.

785 days ago
30.

kaylapurr91    

Gaga didn't say "That's retarded" about Madonna's comments, she said it over a year ago about everyone else saying it sounds like Express Yourself. And Express Yourself sounds like Respect by Otis Redding but do we hear about that? No.

785 days ago
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