Lady Gaga v Madonna
The Material Girl took a swipe at the Mother Monster when she snidely referred to Gaga's hit single "Born This Way" as a "reductive" version of her own "Express Yourself". 'When I heard it on the radio, I said "that sounds very familiar". It feels reductive.' Gaga's response was blunt: "[The chord progression] is the same one that's been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I'm the first f****** artist in 25 years to thinking of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I'm a plagiarist, it means I’m f****** smart. Sorry."
Photo by Wire Images Oct 26, 2012