Madonna: Lady Gaga “Blatantly Ripped Off” My Song, But We’re NOT Enemies

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Madonna sets the record straight about her relationship with Lady Gaga in a new interview, explaining why she doesn’t hate Gaga like many have assumed she does.

“We live in a world where people like to pit women against each other. And this is why I love the idea of embracing other females who are doing what I’m doing. It’s important for us to support each other,” Madonna tells Rolling Stone, suggesting that a supposed feud between herself and Gaga has been largely manufactured by the media.

Madonna acknowledges, however, “The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt she blatantly ripped off one of my songs.” The music icon, of course, is referring to “Born This Way,” which was deemed controversially similar to Madonna’s “Express Yourself” when it was released in 2011.

Still, Madonna insists, “It’s got nothing to do with ‘she’s taking my crown’ or ‘she’s in some space of mine.’ She has her thing.” Madonna further says, “I do think she’s a very talented singer and songwriter. It was just that one issue. And everybody’s obviously run with it and turned it into a huge feud, which I think is really boring, quite frankly.”

“I don’t care anymore,” says Madonna, adding, “Here’s the thing: One day, everyone’s just going to shut up about it. You’ll see! I have a plan.” What do you think of Madonna’s comments?

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