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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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46.

DaveT    

Madonna doesn't write the music for her songs, the riffs and hooks.
Lady Gaga writes her own riffs, hooks, music and voice melody.
It's not possible for Gaga to steal Madonna's music...Madonna never wrote any music :D

820 days ago
47.

amazinglybored    

Gaga said 'retarded' jump on it whatever group handles that!

820 days ago
48.

Kellye    

Though its great that Madonna can still perform, I believe she is no competitor in the future of Lady GaGa. I think Madonna is being selfish and self centered about this whole ordeal and that she may have missed out on another great opportunity. Madonna is no Betty white, so she better stop burning her bridges.

820 days ago
49.

VIV    

From the first day I heard Lady Gaga's song, I knew it was a Madonna-wannabe. Anyone would be pissed if someone else copied your song and refused to give you credit for it. Way to go Madonna. This proves that the song is an obvious copy.

820 days ago
50.

stargazer    

For someone who acts like she's such a great person, Gaga certainly is insensitive with her usage of the word "retarded". Sure, she'd be in an uproar if someone said something was "gay", but it's fine and dandy for her to use "retarded". Shame on her.

820 days ago
51.

Craig    

Relax Madge... Satan still loves both you and Gag-me... As long as you two both push people to embrace the "wrong track baby, we weren't born that way" mentality, you're still just as valuable in his eyes not to mention your superbowl performance which was full of esoteric doctrine and symbolism...

820 days ago
52.

Victoria    

Didn't we learn last week that Madonna does not write her own songs? That songs meant for her latest album went to Drake? So, there it is folks! Who owns the rights to Express Yourself?

820 days ago
53.

Kruzer619    

She is clearly singing " She's not me" and Respect yourself" at the end... Awesome !!!

820 days ago
54.

Gail    

How insecure of the old sea hag to go after an admirer for taking a creative cue. There should be plastic surgery on egos. Not a good look from a near senior citizen.

820 days ago
55.

Jesse Corona    

who ?

820 days ago
56.

express yourself    

MADONNA SING EXPRESS YOURSELF AND RESPECT YOURSELF...IT' S A MESSAGE TO GAGA...STOP WANNA BE....!
SHE'S NOT MADONNA !!!!

820 days ago
57.

Meanie    

I'll be glad when Lady GaGa is GoneGone. As for Madge,... she's past her shelf life. She is right though, the song is total copy.

820 days ago
58.

Justin    

Madonna is becoming the Octomom of the entertainment industry. She has nothing to offer anymore but just does stupid things to get media attention and start feuds in a futile attempt to stay relevant.

820 days ago
59.

boricua4669    

You're damn right she's not you !!! GaGa needs to be original and stop coping THE QUEEN !!!!!!!!!!

And another thing, F..K THE TROLLS !

820 days ago
60.

Joey    

Madonna is a tired old Hag that just can't grasp that she is Done. Sports fan or not she was a Bust at the Super Bowl. Her dance moves are gone and she looks about 60 years ols GO GAGA GO

820 days ago
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