Madonna on Lady Gaga: “I do love her. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.”

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Here’s Madonna performing in Toronto on 9/12, and please don’t ask me why she continues to insist upon flaunting her butt cheeks on a regular basis. I don’t know why she does so, but it’s impossible to ignore said butt cheeks even when they’re not even relevant to today’s conversation, which is Madonna’s ongoing feud with Lady Gaga. As Kaiser pointed out in the past, Gaga is obviously copying Madonna in many ways because Madge (like it or not) is still relevant. Of course, Gaga’s response was about how Madge is so very old school (“25 years ago“) and that there’s nothing wrong with Gaga copying something that happened so long ago simply because Gaga’s the first person who did so in 25 years. That line of thought didn’t make much sense to me, but whatever.

Anyway, Madonna is still incredibly relevant in the world of pop music, and it doesn’t really matter that her last record bombed because audiences are clearly willing to pay $300 to see her in concert. After all, artists have rarely made money off album sales alone, and everyone knows that the real dough comes from touring. While onstage this past weekend, Madonna took it upon herself to publiclty forgive Gaga for copying her. Does Lourdes’ opinion have anything to do with Madge’s sudden change of heart? Probably not. Madonna was just paying lip service to Gaga in the simplest way possible, and her clichéd choice of words reflects that intention. Oh, and she’s supposedly forgiven Elton John for calling her a fairground stripper too:

Madonna

Friends, frenemies or still enemies?

Madonna has recently been trying to put an end to her ongoing feuds with Elton John and Lady Gaga.

Last month, the 54-year-old MDNA singer dedicated her song “Masterpiece” to John, 65, during a concert in Nice, France. She said she “forgives him” for calling her a “fairground stripper” and saying her career is over. At her concert in Atlantic City on Saturday, Madonna dedicated the same song to Gaga, 26, and said she’d like to collaborate with her.

“You wanna know something? I love her,” she told the crowd. “I love her. I do love her. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.”

“One day, very soon, we’re going to be on stage together. Just you wait,” she added. “You think I’m kidding? I love Lady Gaga.”

During an interview with Newsweek in January 2012, Madonna slammed Gaga’s single “Born This Way” for its similarities to her 1989 song “Express Yourself.” “I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song,” she told the mag. “I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was . . . interesting.”

In April 2012, NME asked Gaga if she noticed her song was a knockoff of Madonna’s hit. “What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about . . . If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression,” Gaga argued. “It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I’m the first f—ing artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I’m a plagiarist, it means that I’m f—ing smart. Sorry.”

[From Us Weekly]

So what’s with the sudden change of heart from Madonna? I doubt it really means anything at all. Madge would obviously love to have Gaga as a “guest” onstage because that would mean Madge was in charge. I don’t think she’s ever going to formally “pass the torch” Gaga’s way because — and this will irritate the Little Monsters out there — Gaga really is a flash in the pan compared to Madge. Sure, Gaga has enjoyed a great deal of commercial success with just a few albums, but she’s yet to achieve any sort of longevity and has to resort to dressing like an exhausting freak just to stay semi-relevant. Conversely, Madge is an institution. She’s a gristle-bound narcissist who insists upon ridiculously wearing a cheerleading uniform after the age of 50, but she’s an institution nonetheless.

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Incidentally, Lady Gaga was just onstage in Amsterdam last night and toked up onstage. Is this controversial? Nah. Marijuana is perfectly legal in that country, and Gaga probably indulges all the time anyway.

Here’s Gaga walking around in Amsterdam yesterday. She’s still wearing weird crap on her head, and that’s her makeup artist next to her with Gaga’s dog, Fozzi.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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  1. Reece says:

    Is her makeup person male or female? Cuz that is f**king AWESOME if that’s a guy!
    Not trying to be insulting, just actually curious.

  2. Macey says:

    GAGA even copied my cats name Fozzy…grrrr. Her pup is cute tho.
    My dream vacation is to go Amsterdam and actually toke on legally so cant hate on her for that..lol

    Madonna looks absolutely ridiculous in that cheerleader outfit. She needs to give up the teen wanna a be thing and just do her thing without all the get-ups

    • hazeldazel says:

      sorry to burst your bubble but only legal residents can toke up now, tourists aren’t allowed anymore. :(

      • Skaffie says:

        That not ture..not yet..At the border they tried to close the coffeeshops(where you can by some)but did it with a limit.Only people that actually live at the border are allowed to buy..You need a WEEDPASS, like a pasport to buy some. In January 2013 they want to make the weedpass count in whole of holland. Meaning the tourists is Amsterdam are banned from going to coffeeshops, and we the residents need weedpasses. Its a BIG problem right now. So they are looking to stop the weedpass from comming to Amsterdam. BAN THE WEEDPASS.FYI!

      • Really? says:

        Why, oh why did this happen, how could this happen in Amsterdam, land of the unhampered hemp…? Are they showing the same “social progress and protection” with the prostitutes? Or do they not pose as much of a problem, public or healthwise? Hell, i don’t want to go to Amsterdam for the Red Light district, i want to go for the Green Light…so sad.

  3. Trillion says:

    I think Gaga is very talented and intelligent but god, I think her outfits look horrid. And I can’t miss an opportunity to point out, yet again, that Madonna’s “Express Yourself” is a much more blatant rip off of “Respect Yourself” by the Staple Singers. Not only did whoever wrote “Express” lift the chord progression, they also ripped off the lyrics. Madonna’s been sued for plagiarism not only in music but also in photography so she should really step off.

    • Kylie says:

      I can’t help but think you’ve never heard the song Respect Yourself. It sounds nothing like Express Yourself. Born this way does, get over it.

    • HeartStation says:

      It sounds nothing like “Respect yourself” and even if it did Gaga hasn’t just copied that song from Madonna, everything about her is copied from someone else (Madonna, Bjork, Kylie, Roisin Murphy, Grace Jones etc ) and she acts like she’s the mother of invention.

    • DesertRose says:

      Same chord progression, just as lady Gaga said about Madonna. “Respect yourself, na, na, na, na, respect yourself de, de, de, de” sounds a whole lot like “Express yourself, you’ve got to make him, express himself hey, hey, hey, hey.” Almost everyone plagiarizes in music, there are only so many variations of pattern out there. The key is to hear that tiny riff that you like and turn it into something completely different, which Madonna’s team did well, Lady Gaga, not so much.

    • Tommy says:

      I’ve never understood the Express Yourself/BTW comparison. They don’t sound anything alike, and they’re not even about the same things. EY is a rallying cry for women, BTW is an affirmation for those who live outside of the status quo. The only reason they’re compared is because they’re both message songs by provocative female pop stars.

  4. Eleonor says:

    Madonna is forgiving everyone these days…who is she? The Pope?

    • Pookie says:

      I don`t think that Madonna is forgiving her. I think she`s being catty and is sarcastically ridiculing her for *stealing* her song(s).

      Madonna should take a good hard look at herself in the mirror….she reminds me of Norma Desmond. “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up”

      “There’s nothing tragic about being fifty. Not unless you’re trying to be twenty-five.”

      “Oh, wake up, Norma, you’d be killing yourself to an empty house. The audience left twenty years ago. ”

      (From Sunset Blvd)

      Eeeesh!

    • Elizabeth says:

      @ Pookie
      ITA with the Sunset Blvd. reference. I saw Madge’s face and I thought “My goodness, aren’t we looking all Norma Desmond today!”. There’s nothing wrong with being 50 (I am) but it’s a problem when you’re 50 and you try to look 25. So true. Her body is great (but a bit grissly at the arms) but her face is crying out for some respect. Don’t know what else to say.

    • Really? says:

      So, she’s trying to be Madge-nanimous, fine, but there is no way in hell i’m gonna forgive her for that cheerleader costume.

      She says that immitation is flattery, so does that mean she’s giving top props to pom poms now?

      Loss of relevance is truly a sad thing.

  5. Dotty says:

    Her makeup artist needs a makeup artist.
    Madge buries the hatchet the only way she knows how: passive-aggressively.

  6. rumbleseat says:

    I thought the saying was “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Dammit Madonna, next time try to disguise your egomania and your low regard for everyone else’s work and individuality. :)

  7. Canda says:

    I give Gaga points for being able to totter around on those ridiculous shoes like she does.

  8. Lem says:

    Remember when Madonna was constantly reinventing herself. Always something new and fresh. Madonna quit doing such when she left Guy Ritchie, or vice versa
    Gaga hasn’t reinvented herself at all! So just captured one of Madge’s many incarnates and added big shoes. Gaga bores me. At least Madonna was original over and over again. Gaga’s originality is worse than Hollywood repeatedly remaking remakes

  9. Jaded says:

    They’re both cut from the same cloth – Madonna ripped off countless other musicians and styles on her way up, so does Gaga. Neither are the least bit original and rely on shock value rather than real talent.

  10. Lem says:

    I don’t think Gaga was the first to rip off Madonna. Maybe Stefani was? No, it was all of us, with the plastic bracelets and the gloves.

  11. hayley says:

    lol for gods sake gaga can’t take a damn breath without being accused of copying someone

  12. Beth says:

    I really don’t like Madonna. And as for her music, I only like a few songs, and nothing from the last 15 years.

    I like Gaga’s music, but I wish she wouldn’t dress so weirdly. I think it’s distracting, and that does no justice to the music.

  13. Christian says:

    I can’t with this “feud” anymore. I now firmly believe this back and forth horesh*t is all just to keep both of these tired egomaniacs’ names going. And I say that as a casual fan of them both.

  14. Hotpockets says:

    It takes a creative team to manufacture both these women, so they only have each others handlers to blame for the redundancies.

  15. Jayna says:

    It is beyond hard to stay relevant for ten years as a singer/band, and then there are the few who defy the odds and stay huge for decades, not hitting the small venue greatest hits circuit.

    U2, Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Madonna, Depeche Mode play stadiums. Madonna has done something that no other woman has. And this is a tour supporting an album that will only sell 2 million, if lucky, when it is all said and done worldwide (which for her is a bomb), and yet she fills stadiums without doing a GH show and pours a lot of money and creativity into it. I belong to a music site. And the Little Monsters that went all said they had to say it was better than Gaga’s show, although they love Gaga’s show, too.

    Love her, hate her, but Madonna has a legacy of music, visuals, concerts that prove why she is still selling out. Gaga’s third album was something of a disappointment. Her story is yet to be told. She will definitely be big for the first ten years, though.

    I still love Madonna’s 2005 album,and she was in her late forties when she put that out, Confessions on a Dance Floor, and the concert was BEYOND AMAZING. I still watch the DVD. Even her subpar American Life album produced some moving folk ballads regarding her love for Guy. I still play those to this day. Madonna created memorable songs in her later career. (Well, not so much MDNA). She better pull out all stops and care again and put out a sophisticated pop album next time or just give up albums if her interest are elsewhere.

    Gaga, I love things about her, and other things just bore me. I hate my popstars getting sloppy looking. And those photos published on other sites this week with her ass hanging out and looking a mess is shades of Christina last year. I am shocked she is out of shape on this long tour,when usually you get thinner and thinner as it goes on, dancing. She needs to cover a little more. I guess she really is off the coke this year. I didn’t like Born This Way. I am hoping for a fantastic pop album next year. If that one doesn’t grab me, I will have lost total interest in her. She talks way too much during concert, also. Preachy, preachy, losing momentum in the show. Just sing and dance, Gaga, with shorter preaching.

    • Amanda G says:

      I totally agree with this. There are things I love and hate about both women. I watched one of Madonna’s tours on Netflix and she was amazing. It was hard to believe her age! I also watched Gaga’s Born This Way Ball on HBO and it was total crap! Too theatrical and ridiculous!

      B.T.W did rip off Madonna… There are quite a few songs that sound exactly like what she has done. But who is Madonna to judge when she has ripped off people her whole career? Madonna did it better though…

      I think Madonna needs to grow up and give up the sex pot status. There are better ways of being sexy at her age. I think Gaga needs a total makeover if her next album is going to succeed. Enough with the stupid wigs, shoes and costumes! Strip it down and show us who you really are! I know it won’t happen, but this is the only way I’ll stay a fan.

    • Lacie says:

      Here’s the problem with madge though…all of her old fans are getting sick of her attitude, and after awhile, you can undo all of the great things you did by simply saying douchey things enough in public.

      My mother is her age and used to love her, and still listens to her old music, but starting about five years or so ago, she just whipped out this “I’m the best” ‘tude and started going FULL THROTTLE on it. Know what? People hate that. My mom and all of her friends are very sad about it, really.

      Point being, no matter how great they are are, they always have the power to undo it themselves and turn their once-loyal fans against them, which is exactly what she’s doing. Sorry, but not everyone can love someone’s “art” in spite of the creator.

      OH, and something else people hate is sellouts who ask them to shell $300 for a concert ticket. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

      • Jayna says:

        People act like every seat at Madonna’s concerts are 300. Far from it. There are ranges in prices. I have never paid 300. Well, once, but it was tremendous seats right up close and it was a gift. She’s expensive, but this tour is costing hre a fortune to put on. The elaborate stage setting is unbelievable.

        Madonna can be hugely annoying, believe me, but if it’s a great concert I’m going. I won’t buy her albums if they’re shit, though, and lazy lyrics in many songs like MDNA. MDNA was so subpar besides about four really great songs. It’s a shame, because Madonna has shown she can still sing by her performances of Like a Prayer and Masterpiece on tour, lovely. That’s where she is going to lose fans, trying to cater to some young crowd that didn’t even like MDNA. If she doesn’t pull out all stops with a sophisticated pop album with great vocals (instead of that autotuned crap), her album sales will really tank next time.

        I have turned against or lost interest in Madonna many times, but she pulls me back in by either a great album or great concert tour. Other than that, she doesn’t owe me anything.

        I do wish she would shut up about Gaga. It makes her look threatened.

      • HeartStation says:

        You say that but people are still paying $300 a ticket and filling stadiums to see her, this tour is set to make $400m.

    • HeartStation says:

      Totally agree with everything you said, Madonna is a legend and on top of her game touring where the money is made.
      Her tours are amazing and so is she (even if she has attitude), when it comes to the albums I get the feeling “Confessions… ” was the last album she actually cared about as a body of work rather than a tool to stage a tour around and it shows in the music, been listening to “Nothing fails” from “American life” and it slays.

      • Jayna says:

        Nothing Fails is so beautiful. Again, it has Madonna’s simplistic way of communicating lyrically; yet,that song grabs me so much emotionally. Just beautiful melodically, and the choir at the end building the song in drama, just amazing. I love Folkdonna.

    • Adrien says:

      You know who else fills up stadiums and charge ridiculous tix prices for several decades? Nickleback, Yanni and a bunch of country musicians none of us has heard of. Hardly a difficult task to accomplish.

  16. V4Real says:

    Madonna said one day her and Gaga will be on stage together. Yep Gaga will be on stage standing next to Madonna’s casket saying a few kind words but hey, they will be on stage together. I know that’s really mean but Madonna get over yourself already. Not that I’m a fan of gaga’s, she’s a mess too but the only way Madonna is staying relevant is by making comments about Gaga and exposing her body parts. Her music used to be okay years ago now she just plain old suck. I don’t want to see some old lady running around in a cheerleader’s uniform, put it away grandma please.

  17. Meg says:

    The last photo is the best shot of gaga’s face I’ve ever seen.

  18. Jayna says:

    I was going to go to Gaga’s show, but it just doesn’t measure up to the great tunes and visuals of Monster Ball. She disappears into the castle and changes almost for every song it sees like.

    This is Gaga in concert this year. She wears so much headgear it is a total disconnect and some awful Born This Way songs, heavy.

    Govenment Hooker (with Gaga looking like The Fly in that movie with Jeff Goldblum) Just awful – live in concert this year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eWay6_Xfls&feature=related

  19. Celt Lady says:

    I am Madonna’s age, give or take a few years. I would not be caught dead in her idiotic outfits, even if I had a body made of concrete (as hers appears to be).

    My beloved queen, Elton, is not far off…..fairground strippers might be offended by the comparison, though.

  20. Sirsnarksalot says:

    They already WERE on stage together when Gaga was on SNL. I think Madonna’s never forgiven Gaga since then for refusing to “kiss her ring” like she’s the effing Queen of pop. If nothing else Gaga is the first person with enough self awareness and balls to know she didn’t need Madonna’s blessing so good for her. Madge continuing to talk about her one sided feud just reinforces the fact that she is a tired old broad who need to pack it in.

  21. mln76 says:

    Madge may be washed up and so over but Gaga is pretty much dunzo herself and won’t have a fraction of the staying power Madonna has had over the last 2 decades. And while Madonna was never the best singer , dancer , *cough* actress… She may have taken inspiration from people more talented and cooler riff for riff ‘Born this Way’ is ‘Express Yourself’….Gaga is carrying the torch for Vanilla Ice on this one.

  22. butch says:

    didn’t gwen stefani do the high school band, cheerleader outfit thing like years ago for holla back girl? You don’t see her bitching and complaining about being ripped off.

  23. amanda says:

    why is she speaking in an almost-fake-english accent?

    it annoys me to no end when people do that.

    especially people who talk all the time about how they’re from new york city, how Italian they are…

    did she rip that off of Madonna? Hasn’t Madge done that?…at least she lived in England…

    • Christina Spears says:

      Maybe she’s having a breakdown ala Britney 2007 when she started bugging out & randomly talking w an English accent. Or she could just be copying Madonna….again.

      • jojo says:

        Dude, I noticed the same thing and searched the post for “accent” to see if any of you noticed it. Man these chicks are so insecure – they have so much going for them but they can’t be themselves. Gaga: you are not European, you are a New Yawwwker. Deal with it! LOL

      • Jayna says:

        Gaga has been so nasally talking for a year. But this year she has that faux uppercrust voice, talking very formal and stilted. She was on an Entertainment show to be interviewed like ET or something and She kept her sunglasses on and spoke with that faux accent. Then she did another interview and it was so bad everyone was talking about it. She tweeted or posted to her fans that other day that she is embarrassed by her voice when speaking, but that when she is touring she tends to overenunciate, blah, blah, and it carries over into her speaking voice, that she can’t help it. It was the most bizarre thing I have ever read. I mean, tons of singers are on tour and they manage to speak normally in everyday talking.

  24. mystified says:

    Yikes! At first I thought that top photo was a scene from “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” But the aging Bette Davis wouldn’t be caught dead in booty shorts.

  25. Darth says:

    Still can’t get past CaCa’s c-nty statement about Express Yourself/Bored This Way. So very defensive, and so very delusional. “The first person in 25 years to (use a disco chord progression).”??? She really lives in her own private bubble doesn’t she, where reality is completely ignored and anything she chooses to say is magically fact. Sad, deluded, unoriginal hack.

  26. busy ramone says:

    Has Madonna ever in her whole life actually WRITTEN a song? If not she should STFU about people copying her. She may have managed to stay in the industry this long but Gaga has actual musical talent.

    • Jayna says:

      Madonna wrote most of her first album alone and from then on has been a co-writer on the bulk of her music. She has a signature way of writing lyrics more simplistically but heartfelt, like on Ray of Light, not wordy like Gaga with really clever lyrics, not necessarily moving though. And Madonna has a great ear melodically for her songs.

      But Madonna actually needs to get a co-writer for her lyrics next album and inspiration ,because she has run out of ideas and has gotten beyond lazy. She needs to work and craft timeless pop songs again instead of generic junk. Get Pat Leonard back in there for co-writing the songs and William Orbit and I predict a winner. They are a formidable combination.

    • Kayla says:

      Yes she has. It doesn’t take too long to google “Madonna songwriting credits”. The only reason gaga fans think lady gaga is the only musician that writes her own music is bc she was always bragging about it. Even Kesha writes all her songs.

  27. Lilou says:

    Am I the only one to think that Madonna didnt apologize AT ALL and instead said something REALLY BITCHY about Gaga????

    I mean “imitation is the highest form of flattery”???? It’s like she was saying “Gaga can admire me all she wants, she will never be better than me and all she can do is try to be me”…

  28. LouLou says:

    Madonna has imitated plenty of people herself, so she knows a lot about it. Nevertheless, even with her mutton-dressed-as-lamb routine, I still prefer her to Gaga.

  29. pinchofsalt says:

    No more butt cheeks please.

  30. The Original Victoria says:

    Madonna On Gaga as Told to Original Victoria:

    When I first heard about lady Caca, I was mounting my new steed Pedro or Jean-Paul or something to that affect (but he was definitely American-I just changed his name to coincide with my Europoean outlook on life which much better than your New World perspectives) and right in the middle of a very complicated position (which I show in my new book Madgestical Tantric Sex for $150 exclusivley on YourMadgesty(dot)com and you bitches better buy it!) when my publicist was standing by with the IcyHot, said, “Are we doing Retro Madonna again?”

    Not breaking my awesome concentration thanks to personal Kaballah meditational practices with God AND Lucifier (I seriously need to work for the UN because brokering that sitdown was the stuff of Kofi, okay?), I had to correct her. “Madonna and retro don’t belong in the same sentence; that’s like saying American and class are analogous and it’s called an oxymoron and I know this because I’m English now and being a pursuant of intellectualism is very much what we do. Madonna is always relevant never retro.”

    I think Pedro/Jean Paul was trying to say something but since he was gagged, I have no idea what. Anyway, the publicist, Pub for short, holds up her ipad and what do I see? Some sexually ambigous looking person sporting a high ponytail and rocking out to my song Express Yourself. Except it wasn’t Express Yourself (which I did not steal from anyone by the way but appropriated the way Europeans appropriated their oolonies and look how better off they were for it?) it was some ode to her hermaphroditic roots called “Born This Way”.

    I saw rainbows so colorful was my rage that I accidentally killed Pedro/JeanPaul by crushing his larynx. Then I was even more upset because I hadn’t completely my youth transferrence ritual BEFORE his sacrifice which meant I would have to groom yet another stallion in between discovering the cure for cancer and getting Oprah’s OWN on the right track.

    I made the Pub take care of the situation and snatched her iPad to reasearch this Lady Caca bitch and I was competely pissed. She had hijacked my entire schtick and porrly at that! Suddenly it made sense why all of my gay and teenaged fans ewren’t showing up to my concerts and instead were replaced with people who looked like they were relevant when Michael Jackson was still somewhat beige. And this is why that ungrateful litle snot named Lourdes who I spent five minutes pushing out of my birth canal was stealing looks from my storage houses. Being a personality is art. It takes time and alot of…appropriate of other people’s originality to make an original statement as I have continuously done over the span of my career. And I did it the best. Ask Xenu!

    I skyped Satan immediately and told him that we had a deal. When I signed away my soul some twenty years ago for fame, fortune and influenece over the vapid masses of morons aka “Americans”, I was promised eternal youth, endless relevance, and the ass of a 17 year old until I die. And didn’t I use the Superbowl to pay him the ultimate homeage with my Stantic ritual on the biggest stage of the year? I had to beg God to approve this since SHe holds that dumb game in such regard and much preferred that I do it at the Grammys.

    Satan basically told me to get over and he had a nerve to be wearing a dress made of one of the apostle’s skin. The betrayal. He’s all, “I gotta give the people what they want, and Gaga is it. She’s the new you. You’re just not controversial enough. No one cares if you hump on prepubescent chioks while eating the head off of a bat while your dancer dressed as Jesus stimualtes sex with a priest. You’ve done it before. You still have your legions of fans, but I need people who are gonna motivate the people to do my bidding.”

    Obviously I don’t follow him on Twitter anymore.

  31. Nev says:

    madonna is an institution.

    word.

    and I think gaga will play herself out and maybe rihanna or kesha will come and take over the throne one day.

  32. HeartStation says:

    I’m sure the Madonna hate is already flowing but lets be real she’s just playing EVERYONE like a pro, she gets her ass and chats crap about Gaga (justifiably) because it gets people talking about her.
    That cheerleader outfit is awful but all the other costumes on her tour are awesome IMO and so is the tour which is s****ing on Gaga’s commercially by the way.
    People say Madonna isn’t relevant but she’s on the highest earning tour of the year raking in hundreds of millions of dollars lol… and if she was gonna pass the torch (which she isn’t going to and shouldn’t have to) it would have been to somebody like Britney who came with her own style and massive success not Gaga who has to copy EVERYONE and her success isn’t even that big, she sells about the same amount of albums as Rihanna and Katy Perry…

  33. db says:

    Back in the day people called Madge a flash in the pan too, along with Stacy Q and Falco, and we all know how that turned out. We’ll see what happens for Gaga.

  34. Jayna says:

    My favorite song of all time for Madonna is Frozen. It’s majestic. And Gaga talks theatrics and artistic, this performance on the Drowned World Tour is artistically a masterpiece. I loved Geisha Madonna. A video can’t caputure the scope of the beauty of the choreography happening during the performance and just the set alone. But I equally loved her next tour where she just stood alone, no dancers, no effects, on stage and sang it also, where you feel her true star power.

    Frozen 2001 Drowned World Tour – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRT87kzLcGI

  35. Hakura says:

    It was a completely ‘under-handed’ comment with a slightly ‘condescending’ edge to it.

    Sort of like saying ‘Aw, that’s so cute, trying to be a real artist like me.” Almost like talking to a kid who got into their mom’s closet & makeup.

  36. skuddles says:

    I don’t perceives Madge’s comment as a change in heart, merely a change in tactic. She’s still trying to suggest that Gaga is ripping her off and is successful because she, Madonna, did it all first. Ironically, I see this as Madge now trying to piggyback off Gaga’s success, not the other way around. Let’s face it, Madonna will NEVER concede to the fact her glory days are well behind her. She’ll just continue trying to find new ways to keep herself in the running. At least this latest tactic doesn’t involve her forcing us to look at her cooch.

  37. Mara says:

    Madonna is disgusting so is Lady Gaga! Hey Madonna you are an old woman stop flaunting your butt cheeks !

  38. hoganbcmj says:

    Guys, they were never really in a feud. They did that SNL sketch together ages ago, before Born This Way even came out. And then Gaga said she was in contact with Madonna’s people regarding the single all along. I think they are probably tangentially in contact through their respective entourages and the fact is, Madonna likes to pretend there’s maybe a bit of a competition because it gets everyone all in a tizzy and keeps people talking about her. The more we read, write and tell these silly stories, the more the careers of both of them benefit from it. Let’s not get carried away now.

  39. Teri says:

    Im a huge Madonna fan, the old Madonna, I havent liked a song by her in years when I saw her at the Super Bowl I was like time to retire..Her music sucks and she looks like a idiot dressing like she is her daughter aga, I think Gaga is a weirdo….She is lost in this character..I would love to see her in something you dont buy at a halloween store..I think Gaga has very low self esteem she cant be herself(Stephanie) she has to be Gaga and those shoes she wears all the time she will she hurt her in the end, bad back fallen arches something

  40. Cookie says:

    I love Madonna, but that outfit is ridiculous.

  41. Adrien says:

    Madge knows fashion and has excellent taste. Her outfits (off-stage and costumes) are pleasing to the eye. You see her strut her new look and you think, “Yeah, why not?”
    Gaga’s fashion sense seems forced. Like they’re designed to shock, nothing else.

  42. Jay Elle says:

    One day soon I hope she stops wearing those horrid shoes.

  43. Shelly says:

    Oh, Madonna is just pissed that Gaga puts out better tunes than she does and can sing a whole lot better. I’ve seen both of them in concert, and Gaga also puts on a much better show. I loved Madonna back in the day, but she is completely insufferable now.

  44. Madpoe says:

    If Lady Gaga faked her own death, would Madonna follow?

    I think that’s the only thing Madge hasn’t done? Then again, I haven’t seen many Madge concerts. LG could up her one on that one with an elaborant funeral.

  45. marrythenight says:

    Madonna NEEDS to shut the hell up…
    Really she only gets coverage if A.)Elton John says something bitchy B.)Another boy toy or C.)something about Lady Gaga.

    YUP, anything relevant outside the drama? NO……
    Besides battle of 80′s cyndi lauper is WAYYY better than Madonna and ORIGINAL than her…

  46. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Madonna should be nicer to Gaga, she’s almost young enough to be her boyfriend.