Her MADGEsty, MADONNA finally gave her reaction to LADY GAGA‘s “Born This Way,” an alleged copycat of her own 1989 hit, “Express Yourself,” and she thinks it’s nothing much.
It seems the Material Girl had a listen on Mother Monster‘s allegedly heavily Madonna-influenced chart-topping single and found it wanting. Like other critics of Lady Gaga, did Madonna think she got ripped off by a attention-seeking sensationalist wannabe?
Still, hasn’t Gaga cited Madonna as a huge inspiration to her current body of work? So what if that influence has trickled down to the actual chord structures of her songs?
“I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. And sometimes I think it’s amusing and flattering and well done,”
Madonna told ABC News in an interview.
“There’s a lot of ways to look at it. I can’t really be annoyed by it …because, obviously, I’ve influenced her.”
Unfortunately, the 53-year-old pop icon thinks Lady Gaga may have gone overboard in attempting to channel the one and only Madonna.
“When I heard it on the radio …I said that sounds very familiar,”
“It feels reductive.”
And for the uninformed, synonyms for “reductive” include “backward,” “coarse,” and “crude.”
It seems for the Material Girl, Mother Monster will only ever be a wannabe.
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