Lady Gaga says Madonna’s people sent an email to support “Born This Way”


There’s a lot of talk about how Lady Gaga is so blatantly copying Madonna’s moves and music but decided to compliment Whitney Houston when she exhibited some false modesty during her Grammy acceptance speech. During an appearance on the Tonight Show last night, Gaga said that Madonna’s people sent their support for her new song, the one that sounds just like “Express Yourself,” and that everything is good.

There is really no one that is a more adoring and loving Madonna fan than me. I am the hugest fan, personally and professionally. And… Well, the good news is, I got an e-mail from her people and her sending me their love and complete support on behalf of the single. And if the queen says it shall be, then it shall be. And I think it’s so important as well, I think today in music there’s the freedom in the song, the sort of R&B early 90s vibe that it has. It’s so full of love and spirit. I think it’s the spirit that people are reacting to the most. I just want everyone to rejoice and celebrate and be unafraid to be happy with music. It doesn’t always have to be so dark. It doesn’t always have to be so sexy. Sometimes it’s just wonderful to celebrate life and kind of go to church with it.

[via DListed]

I watched most of Gaga’s interview and she’s so full of sh*t that it really annoys me. She name drops designers constantly and talks as if she’s here to enlighten the masses about the meaning of life through music and performance art. On the meaning of “Born This Way,” she said “It’s about being able to know that when you were born, you weren’t just born in that moment. You have your entire life to realize the person that you’re potentially going to become, and whoever you chose to be was part of your destiny. So I’m encouraging people to know that if in this moment you don’t feel entirely happy with who you are, you feel bullied or disenfranchised, it’s never too late to harness your confidence and your inner superstar.” See – she’s like a one-woman cult with her “little monsters” and her pep talks. All you have to do is listen to her derivative music and watch her copycat moves and you too will be saved.

I used to like Lady Gaga, but at some point her hype stopped being humorous and she started to take herself seriously.
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  1. VV says:

    Even if she is up her own ass a lot, I dig the message she is promoting. Especially with so many freaky deaky religious types trying to tell a considerable faction of the population that they’re an abomination and what not.

    Go Gaga!

  2. Quest says:

    Does Madonna people include her (Madge) brother that is pissing off to the press that she is a rip off?

  3. sasa says:

    She is just SO boring. Trying to be original in her performances all the effin time results in *boring*. It is supposed to detract from the unoriginality of her music but it just amplifies the whole effect.

  4. fancyamazon says:

    She keeps this up and she will be little pieces of ga with “m” monogrammed on each tiny bit.

  5. LisaMarie says:

    You hit the nail on the head CB. Once she lost her sense of humor she became sickening.

  6. Rita says:

    I think the hugest amount about the mostest stuff and I think my thinking has allowed me to disenfranchise my disenfranchisment from those who don’t think I was Born This Way. On that point I think Modonna was thinking right.

    Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am”. That’s not true of everyone Rene’ ol’ boy.

  7. Lauren says:

    She has let the fame get to her head. I used to love her when she first came out but she thinks way too much of herself now. Her little “Gaboons” do nothing but feed her ego. I find it funny that she’s for gay rights and then makes a deal with Target. Funny how some other blogger, who will remain nameless, hasn’t bought this up but he was sure to call out Taylor Swift when she did the same thing.

  8. Cherry Rose says:

    Please just go away already!

  9. bisou says:

    I like Lady Gaga. Maybe she has let fame get to her head, but so have most artists out there like Christina Aguilera, Usher, Enrique Iglesias, even Madonna.

    A lot of people have pointed out that most of today’s pop music is recycled, which is true… and in my opinion most of it is garbage. Born This Way is a pretty good song, and it sends a very positive message, why don’t people go with that and leave the whole Madonna-copying thing alone already. It’s been beaten to death, the issue should now rest in peace.

  10. Sandy says:

    @Rita
    LMAO!! V/funny. This is the only celeb gossip sight I read for a reason.

  11. kathug says:

    i still love gaga! yes she is over the top, but its just all part of the act. she still is one of the most original acts out there right now. and who doesn’t get in a good mood jamming out to her songs?!

  12. Cherry Rose says:

    @ kathug – Strangely, the only mood I get into when I hear Gaga’s music is that I want to stab my eyes out with a spork and shove ice picks into my ears.

  13. suki says:

    Ugh. actually the part of that interview that i hated most was when she waves at the band and says “i used to be over there”. Super full of herself.

    She needs to go to the Ke$ha school of how to not take yourself so seriously

  14. Mia says:

    Blah…blah…blah blah…blah…blah…

    That’s what I hear when I take the time to listen or read what her Lady Gaga has to say about most things. She annoys me with her superiority, “I’m so enlightened” bullcrap. I want to tell her to get over herself and just freaking sing.

  15. jay says:

    OMG, she’s Goopster on steroids.

    You know, edgy is “born that way”, personality driven, instinct, natural; she is none of those. You can spot a poseur a mile away. Doesn’t mean she can’t be an entertaining performer but it does mean that inauthentic is, well, inauthentic, and it screams out for validation. And BOY, does she SCREAM LOUD.

    As to Express Yourself/BTW…eh, everyone seems to bite anymore, there’s such a lack of originality getting notice or airplay. It’s out there but it’s being smothered by candy coated tit covers and egg shaped birthing chambers. It’s really kinda sad.

    Come back, music, come back!

    Okay, rant ovah.:-)

    eta: Yeah, it’s all an act but she wants you believe it is not; that’s where the feeling of inauthentic comes from. There are edgy performers out there that are the same way off stage as on and it feels perfectly “normal” because you can see that it’s ingrained in them, it is them, it’s not an act. She is talented but it’s a stage show 24 seven.

  16. sasa says:

    Suki,
    I agree- that was a degrading thing to say to the band. Maybe some of them enjoy their work and don’t feel the need to be carried around in a giant plastic egg.

  17. debsagrrl says:

    Okay, we know she has swallowed the kool-aid, but what was with her face?

  18. spinner says:

    Put her back in the egg & launch her into outer space.

    There.

    NEXT!!

  19. malachais says:

    I’ve been waiting for this moment – for people to grow tired of her BS. She looks heavily medicated, hopefully by this time next year her music falls off the charts completely.

  20. renai(jrt) says:

    she doesnt have enough experience in life to be a life coach, but what she does have experience with.. self centeredness is what she is setting an example of…I would distract my daughter from following any tv personality as an example… as for Madonna…….the reason we are left with these Gaga musicians…at this point ill take looking at a burka over these horrid women of the moment…

  21. Oi says:

    She’s channeling Amy Lee now? She looks like hell, and she acts like it too. She’s made poser into an art. And that’s it. The empress has no clothes. And that song is not full of love; its full of preachy crap.

  22. Jayna says:

    She was high. Cute interview. At least, she didn’t come on and act like a blob, like many guests do. She tried to be entertaining. I thought the remark to the band was insulting, too. No, you used to play in crappy little nightclubs. You weren’t the house band on a huge nationwide show that gets seen every night and makes great money.

  23. Liana says:

    that was a degrading thing to say to the band. Maybe some of them enjoy their work and don’t feel the need to be carried around in a giant plastic egg.
    *********

    Absolutely. My husband is a musician. He’s in a band. Actually, he’s down to one regular band and he plays with a couple other bands as a touring musician. He’s perfectly happy with his place in the world and since he’s a little claustrophobic, the egg would be a dealbreaker anyway.

  24. I Choose Me says:

    @ Rita. I’d love to meet you some day and go out for drinks. You never fail to bring the funny. :D

  25. original kate says:

    Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am”.

    @ rita: in gaga’s case it would be more like “i appropriate, therefore i am.”

  26. jover says:

    That explanation of Born this way wasn’t even good pyschobabble. What the hell does Don’t be a drag be a Queen mean? Anyway I work in a labor type job so my inner superstar has yet to be found – maybe I’m using the wrong tools. hopefully this marks the beginning of the end of this chick.

  27. Oi says:

    My god. I’m about halfway through her Leno interview and it its unbelievable. For an exercise in narcissism, go watch it. Unreal. The quote above is just the tip of the iceberg. Leno makes a mild joke about her meat dress and she just says “I’m ignoring you”. I was expecting it to be bad, but I am actually stunned, and that doesn’t happen often.

  28. benben says:

    It’s impossible for Madonna to be ripped off since she made her career ripping — ooops, “appropriating” — the work of others…

    Sure Lady G is full of herself, but I’m still down with her. I don’t think she’s any more narcissistic than any one else in the music business, that’s for sure…

  29. Rita says:

    @Choose Me

    There isn’t a thread that goes by where I wouldn’t love to have a “few” drinks with the ladies on this site. I’m sure at the introduction we’d all be thinking the same thing; “Holy crap!!! The cyber voice never matches the real image”, but after the 4th tequila shot we’d be asking @crash2go2 and @happygirl to stop dancing on the table and by the end of the night we’d all have lost our flip-flops.

    This site is so fun because we all just subliminally plagiarize the author’s wit and wisdom then mix the theft with a little perspective before pouring it back onto the key board. Be well. (I say “subliminally” because I think it’s illegal to “liminally plagiarize something)

  30. lilred says:

    @ Rita:but after the 4th tequila shot we’d be asking @crash2go2 and @happygirl to stop dancing on the table.

    Nah, we’d probably be throwing dollar bills at them, and embracing all the crazy.

  31. Kim says:

    The “message” she is promoting is whatever will make her a buck that day.

    She looks like walking death, Im sure stress of the business but she looks like a total drug addict.

  32. Delta Juliet says:

    So, can I come to this party too? LOL I like to have fun :D

  33. dahlia1947 says:

    I watched the whole interview and I really like how she talks about a place with no prejudices and about allowing yourself be who you really want to be, not what Other people want you to be.

    I think that the people who hate on her are the ones who are not at all happy with themselves and they so wish that they could be brave enough to BE and do what they ACTUALLY WANT TO DO!

  34. jay says:

    Nah, I’m happy with myself; as much as anyone is happy with themselves. We all grow and change, absorb things that affect our own lives and hopefully the world around us. I don’t need to wear a meat dress or hatch out of an egg to make something literally obvious (that kinda sounds repetitive or something; but I’m not gonna go look up the grammar expert at the moment..heh). Just because I find her pretentious and inauthentic doesn’t make me unhappy in my world. And funnily enough, she doesn’t have to BE in my world, so there is that.:-)

    Good on her for doing her thing (or someone else’s, as the case may be) but don’t believe for a moment those that feel they see something different are sooooo unhappy they can’t do the same. They can. They do. They just aren’t on Leno trying to outgoop the Goopster.:-)

    As to a place without prejudice, I’d love it. There’s too much hate and ridiculousness that goes on in the name of one thing or another. But that doesn’t mean what she does elevates that ideal nor does it mean those that don’t care for all her antics demean it. Just sayin’.

    This too shall pass; and maybe sooner than expected. Who knows?

    Alrighty then….

  35. dahlia1947 says:

    Kim: The “message” she is promoting is whatever will make her a buck that day.

    ______________________________

    Yeah, kind of like priests/religious leaders and politicians, eh? lol

  36. RHONYC says:

    the grim reaper thing is lost on me.

    i fell in love with gaga for her glamour & disco….i don’t know wtf to make of this macab sh*t.

    at least in the ‘bad romance’ video, you had a mix of macab w/glamour.

    i’m attracted to the pretty & the glowing part of show business.

    if i want to see grime, depressing sh*t, i’d sit in the subway all day looking at the rats & the homeless!

    this new thing she’s doing is straight ‘bunz’ (my kid’s word).

    jussayin. :-(

  37. Solveig says:

    I thought that that thing in the pics was Donatella Versace, then I realized it was something worse.
    Enough with this boring, full of caca chick, already.

  38. Nanea says:

    Many moons ago I saw a grainy video of Stefani Germanotta sitting at her piano, singing to her own music. Her voice wasn’t that great but she had charisma, there was something special.

    Whatever it was has long since disappeared and was replaced by a feeling of entitlement, by arrogance, by even a certain rudeness to her fans.

    I don’t need a twentysomething to tell me what’s right or wrong. I don’t like a smarty-pants who is too big for her horseshoe-shaped boots.

  39. Liana says:

    @ Rita:but after the 4th tequila shot we’d be asking @crash2go2 and @happygirl to stop dancing on the table.

    **************

    I’d just be shaking my head and laughing.

  40. fancyamazon says:

    She is the modern equivalent of Dr. Spock. Not the Star Trek character…the child psychologist. And he was wrong, and she is wrong. We are not all superstars, nor should we all aspire to be. Happy with life, yes, all agnostic “I am the god of my domain” no.

  41. Estella says:

    Agree with #17 (I’m sorry I can’t read your name- Jay?). Lady Gaga is a poseur. Her childish lyrics and rip-off dance tracks are a waste. She looks like something out of a d horror flick and I agree with Malachais that she also looks medicated. I am sorry that legions of youth are falling for her meaningless drivel. I’d be impressed to see her in a normal, stylish outfit and natural hair and makeup simply playing the piano and singing something from the heart. I question whether this numb creature has a heart.

  42. Marc says:

    I love part 2 of this interview with Sofia. Tranny gag look like ugly mess next to sexy and funny Vergara.

  43. anjasmomma says:

    I enjoyed Lady Gaga’s music up until “Born this Way” which is absolutely a rip off of “Express Yourself.”

    I suppose if all of her fans are 13 they won’t notice and will love the song. However if you are in your late 20′s or older this song is already played out.

  44. REALIST says:

    I love that Gaga is Gaga. Maybe she and Madonna sound/act alike because they are alike-repressed Catholic girls who had art school tendencies who are trying to run, run, run away from their upbringing. I think that Gaga is more involved in sticking her neck out for causes and other people (her “Monsters”) than Madonna was/is-note recent fiasco with he promised a school in Malawi; seems like she’s been very opportunistic for adoption and is likely to cut and cut and run.

  45. jaye E says:

    I find some of her songs quite catchy, but her whole schtick is tiresome. I watched an interview she did with an overseas media outlet and she was JUST SO pretentious and condescending.

    And I don’t know how she gets her head up her ass with perez hilton planted so far up there.

  46. Jayna says:

    In the liberal entertainment industry, where nothing is shocking with pop stars, and a huge majority of her fanbase is gay, Gaga is not sticking her neck out. We have gay TV shows, gay couples. It’s nice she wrote a little pop song about it or talked about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal, etc, but she’s definitely not sticking her neck out.

    Madonna stuck her neck out in the late 80s, early’ 90s, when it was dangerous to do so, regarding the AIDS epidemic. Wrote a very beautiful meaningful song and included talk about the epidemic in her concerts. She challenged for gays to have the same right to love as we do. She challanged the hypocrisy of religion at a time it was dangerous to a career; yet, also underscored her confusion and still ties to the church she was raised in. It was more honest, not now like Gaga did in her video with religous themes, when it is considered cool. That was back at a time where it really could hurt your career, not enhance it.

  47. Cherry Rose says:

    Yes, I hate Gaga because obviously there’s something wrong with my life and I’m not in total nirvana, BUT if I try really hard and manage to become a corporate sell-out like her, and rip off other artists in order to make a few million dollars, I’m sure my life will be total bliss.

    And Jayna, totally agree. Funny when Gaga wants to sell concert tickets, she suddenly gets interested in an issue, like the Arizona immigration issue. But after that one concert, she hasn’t done anything else about it. What a helping, sincere woman.

    Like I said, she’s a sell out.

  48. Jacqueline says:

    Those horns remind me of how I feel on the days when I have pimples on my face. It always looks better on Lady Gaga though…

  49. Gabriela says:

    How arrogant is it that she walked in carrying her Grammys?

  50. jr says:

    I second everything jayna has said….very good points.

    cannot wait for Madonna’s new album already.

  51. chasingadalia says:

    Those spikes terrify me.

  52. Wendy says:

    love her!

    I don’t think her mentioning designers name is name dropping. That is her giving them credit.

  53. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    I liked her when she was called Marilyn Manson ;P

  54. Phoenix says:

    Cannot stand her anymore. At the end of 2008/beginning of 2009 I liked her, her album was ok. Then I read more and more of the crap she spoke in interviews and now I cringe whenever I see her. If her music was half as good as she believes it is then may be I’d still dig her, but her arrogance is too much for me to handle.

  55. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    I liked her when she was called Marilyn Manson ;P

  56. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    I honestly thought this was racoon mcpantless just by looking at the photo. Downgrade.

  57. Crash2GO2 says:

    Thank God people are finally seeing through her. No matter how old she tries to make herself look, she is only 24 years old. What the fuck does a 24 year old know about anything?? Give me Ke$ha any day. At least we know she has brains and uses them not to take herself so seriously.

  58. MarenGermany says:

    i dont hate her, but she should lay off the coke. Seriously!

  59. MarenGermany says:

    attitude sucks hardcore!

  60. Karen says:

    I’m right there with you, #55. My Gaga has a lot of haters that it goes along with the territory of being a star and she’s cool with it so I don’t have to defend her. I think the perspective is in the eye of the beholder. I didn’t find her arrogant, she names the designers because she wants to give them credit and recognition. As she explained (and I’m paraphrasing) “Without the dancers, the band and the Haus of Gaga, I couldn’t do any of this”.

    She was delightful on Leno and although I’m no Leno fan, it seemed as though he was charmed and surprised by her as well. I’m a proud Little Monster and I can’t for her album and next tour!!

  61. Crash2GO2 says:

    Haha!! I just read Rita et al., up thread re. dancing on the table. I’m pretty sure you all would be calling 911 as I would fall off the table and land on my head within 5 seconds of clambering drunkenly on. :)

  62. gg says:

    I have to mostly agree with Karen ^. She is what she is, whatever.

    But I saw her on 2 talk shows yesterday and she was not high, or slurring. She acted how she always acts. She speaks rather nasally and monotone and “tired”, but I find my own voice does that sometimes, but I’m not high. So I don’t get where everybody thinks she’s high. She’s a weird chick, she’s always like that. so what.

  63. Julien says:

    Assange will leak email of Madonna’s approval of Gaga’s Born This Way soon. Leak will also reveal that all this commotion has been conconcted by both these superstars to manipulate the media so that they both receive loads of news coverage.

  64. Darolo says:

    In interviews Madonna talks about her inspirations in a homage-type way. She doesn’t lie about them. That Jay Leno interview really pissed me off when she started throwing in references to Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey. These were a genuine part of Madonna’s biography, as was Andy Warhol – another Gaga ‘borrow’. I just wish this woman would crawl back in her egg, wait a while and emerge as a genuine individual with her own ideas. I hate regurgitation! For some reason ‘I’ve seen it/ heard it all before.
    I too thought we had an original when she first came on the scene. How wrong
    was I?
    Good thing is she’ll burn out rather than really be able to fulfil her ‘copycat’
    persona by having a 30 year career.
    Her messages don’t add up – on the one hand she’s saving all her ‘monster’ on
    the other she’s saying it’s OK to do drugs, it helps you write music.
    By the way Madonna’s ‘Like A Prayer’ was issued with an enclosed info. leaflet on
    Aids Prevention in 1989!!!!! Who was the first celeb to involve herself in Amfar?
    It’s all been done Gaga and for genuine reasons, not to personally profit or to
    boost a career!!
    Gaga is a self-promotional FAKE! End of!!!!

  65. Darkhorse says:

    Gaga’s been quite gaga and i’ve luv’d her dat way but these days…she’s just babbling trash i dont get.and what’s the ‘i’ve been there’ attitude??! Not every body’s trying to be unique just for the sake of it or trying to prove something….