Madonna has finally addressed accusations that Lady Gaga ripped off her iconic song ‘Express Yourself’ in last year’s anthem ‘Born This Way’ in the ABC interview with Cynthia McFadden.
McFadden did, starting with the question of whether Madonna felt Gaga was ?copying? her. The pop singer?s response, at first, was complimentary. She called Gaga ?a very talented artist? and said she admired her songwriting. But she owned up to the connection between Gaga?s music and her own.
?I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. And sometimes I think it?s amusing and flattering and well done,? she said.
Madonna said sometimes Gaga?s work also appears to be a ?statement about taking something that was in the Zeitgeist, you know, 20 years ago and turning it inside out and reinterpreting it.?
?There?s a lot of ways to look at it. I can?t really be annoyed by it ?because, obviously, I?ve influenced her.?
But the Material Girl became coy when the conversation turned to ?Born This Way.?
?When I heard it on the radio ?I said that sounds very familiar,? Madonna said.
Asked if that felt annoying, Madonna responded, ?It felt reductive.?
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