Lady Gaga has copied Madonna many times over her career. Gaga’s music sounds so much like Madonna’s music. Gaga has copied Madonna’s look at times. Gaga has copied Madonna’s whole vibe at times, only Gaga has usually put some coked-out spin on it. Madonna has thrown shade at Gaga over the years in her very Madonna sort of way, never outright slamming Gaga but just letting everyone know that she (Madge) was still the top dog. But no more, apparently. Madonna is working on her new album and sources claim Madge has a song all about Gaga.
Lady Gaga has always credited Madonna as one of her musical inspirations, but it seems like imitation isn’t always the sincerest form of flattery. Madge has reportedly taken aim at the Pokerface singer in a leaked track from her new album Two Steps Behind Me, in which the 56-year-old singer describes her as a ‘copycat’.
‘You’re a copycat, Where is my royalty? You’re a pretty girl, I’ll give you that. But stealing my recipe, it’s an ugly look,’ Madonna sings in the hard-hitting song. Did you study me hard enough? You’re never gonna be, you’re just a wannabe me. Like a sister all messed-up, who’s gonna help you out? In your fantasy, you can try it all. But you can’t be me. You can walk the walk, even talk the talk. But you’ll always be two steps behind me.’
A source working closely with Madonna on her upcoming 13th album thinks Gaga, 28 will be ‘mortified’ when she catches wind of the damning lyrics, although it is yet to be confirmed whether the song has made the cut. They told The Sun: ‘They’re very harsh lyrics but Madonna really wants to express herself again. Gaga’s going to be mortified. I’m hearing Madonna may well drop the first of the tracks as soon as November, much earlier than expected. I can’t wait.’
Guy Ritchie also reportedly gets a battering in his ex-wife’s lyrics to another track Heartbreak City in which she describes the memory of their relationship as ‘haunting’ and accuses him of using her for fame.
She sings: ‘Cut me down the middle, f***ed me up a little. You said I was your queen. I tried to give you everything. And now you want your freedom. You got just what you came for, a bit of fame and fortune, and I’m no longer needed. You tore me into pieces, you didn’t have no damn reason. I let you in my kingdom, you helped yourself with everything. I curse the day we met. This memory is haunting me. I wish I could forget.’
The Guy Ritchie stuff is eh to me… it happened a while back, I hope she’s still not “what if-ing” that situation. But the Gaga shade is well-deserved and I hope that track makes it onto the album. We need an old-fashioned Madonna-Gaga fight. Also: I hope Madonna does a slam-song about hydrangeas.
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