The song “Born This Way” by Gaga stirred up controversy when it first debuted. Gaga-critics say the song sounds very much like Madonna’s “Express Yourself.”
The queen of pop did not comment on the similarities when it was first released. However, Madonna admitted some time later that she believes the song was quite similar and that it was undoubtedly influenced by her original song.
She recently added fuel to the fire at a rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel. During her rehearsal of “Express Yourself” she suddenly sang a cover of “Born This Way” which blended perfectly with the song.
So what does Lady Gaga do? She fights back!
At a concert last Thursday, Gaga, who did not mention Madonna’s name, said:
“That doesn’t make me feel good at all,” Gaga said of tearing others down. “That just makes me feel like I’m not a good human being … I don’t even want to fight back because it’s more important to me to keep writing music. Because that’s really all I care about, is the music … 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 OK, we don’t have to all slice and hate each other anymore.”
Watch the video, the most significant parts start at 2:30.
Do you think Madonna’s trying to get attention? Or are both Madonna and Lady Gaga in on it?