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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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91.

madgeluv86    

Love Madonna the original

826 days ago
92.

cari    

MADONNA IS A KNOWN THEIF WHO STEAL FROM OTHER ARTISTS. SHES MAD HER ALUM FAILED HILARIOUSLY! CHECK IT OUT, HER LIST OF LAWSUITS RUNS LONG

826 days ago
93.

madonnasExFan    

Shady biznitch. Shouldn't she be in an old folks home or something? She's a dinosaur and needs to retire.

826 days ago
94.

maureen    

Why Why Why Why Why must Lady GaGa use the word "retarded" to show her dislike of Madonna's comment? I think Madonna is petty and small in her criticism of Lady GaGa BUT Lady GaGa comes across equally small by using such a rude and ignorant term. "Retarded" is hurtful language. Lady GaGa - who preaches tolerance SHOULD KNOW BETTER! SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!

826 days ago
95.

Fernando    

False. Lady Gaga never said that. She said that when he launched BTW when comparing the songs.

826 days ago
96.

Sheena    

The 1st time I heard Born This Way I thought it sounded alot like Express Yourself!!

826 days ago
97.

Marie    

http://gagacheat.blogspot.com

826 days ago
98.

Jules    

crazy has-been..

826 days ago
99.

JB    

Anyone want to make bets on when Elton weighs in?

826 days ago
100.

Marie    

http://gagacheat.blogspot.ca/2012/05/teal-ambition.html?showComment=1338268242119#c3749622584974551521

826 days ago
101.

Eileen Apple    

Madonna is pretty much washed up. What she did was great and she did a lot for females and homo/ bi sexual people and sexuality in general.

She should be happy that people like Lady Gaga use her as an example because of what she did. Instead, she is becoming a bitter old woman who needs to reassure herself she is still young by acting like an immature teen. Her daughter Lourdes is probably more mature than she is.

826 days ago
102.

tluv    

It was obviously to get people to think they sound similar since she did it in the middle of performing "Express Yourself". Why does Madonna make a big deal out of it when she ripped off the track for "Justify My Love" in 1992 from Public Enemy. When asked about it by Kurt Loder for an interview called "Dinner With Madonna" she blamed it on Lenny Kravitz and stated that "ripping off tracks" was pretty much the essence of rap music. So, I guess it's okay for her to do it but doesn't want anyone to do it to her. They are two different songs...who cares? Madonna seems a little jealous and her obvious immaturity is unfortunate!!

826 days ago
103.

therersa ruth howard    

Say what you like about Madonna she is an original and she is Fierce for that.. she wanted to prove a point (and she has a right to) and that was perfect. It's the same song.

826 days ago
104.

Alice    

So basically one of the biggest rip off artists in music is accusing someone else of ripping her off. Nice.

826 days ago
105.

sickd    

wow she actually did way better than lady gaga did her 'own song'...madonna is the original unique expression, not that b.s. lady gaga

826 days ago
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