When self-proclaimed “punk-rocker from New York” aka Lady Gaga needs some attention, she knows what to do… talk about Madonna to the press.
As she’s currently promoting her latest album, she gave an exclusive interview to UKs leading online gay magazine Attitude.
Even though everybody hears the “similarities” between “Born this Way” and “Express Yourself”, Lady Gaga still claims that they “sound nothing alike”.
Here’s what she had to say…
I have to be really honest, I was completely kind of floored that Madonna was singing my song on her stage every night!
I’m certainly not thinking about anybody but me and my fans when I’m on stage.
The fact that I was on her mind at all.
I mean, Madonna’s… she’s Madonna.
I looked up to her for a long time.
I’m not quite sure what her intention was – to do that in the show, but I don’t really care.
I think playing into the gossip of the tabloids and, I guess the fodder of the competition, that’s just not what I’m about.
She chooses to use her voice the way she chooses to use hers and I choose to use mine the way I use mine.
All it meant to me was that Madonna Ciccone was singing my song on her stage and I’m 27!
And as a punk-rocker from New York, I’ve basically been hoping that I would become so good that one day I would piss off Madonna!
I truthfully believe that was nothing about those records sounding alike, and everything about this gay icon versus gay icon nonsense.
I don’t need to take anybody’s torch.
I have no interest in taking anybody’s torch.
I am over here and they are over there and if you feel connected to it the door is open for you to come in and enjoy this with us.
But this need for competition was everything that “Born This Way” isn’t about!
What do you think about Gaga’s statement?