Well, regardless of your ability to handle it, we’re going through with this. Because Lady Gaga said some pretty interesting words again, and we’re going to analyze them. Here’s her response to everyone in the world speculating that she ripped off Madonna:
“No. Listen to me. Why the fuck…? I’m a songwriter. I’ve written loads of music. Why would I try to put out a song and think I’m getting one over on everybody? That’s retarded. What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about. I will look you in the eyes and tell you that I am not dumb enough or moronic enough to think that you are dumb or moronic enough not to see that I would have stolen a melody. If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I’m the first fucking artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I’m a plagiarist. It means I’m fucking smart. Sorry.(Starting to well up) I just don’t want my fans – I don’t know. This is exhausting. I just don’t want to perpetuate that shit. I’m sure you want to address, but it’s so ridiculous. I was fucking shell-shocked by it. It’s so funny to hear you say, ‘It must have been an homage,’ I’m like, NO. When I homage, I fucking homage with a big fucking sign saying I’ve done it. Why would I not do that now? I need a fucking drink. (Sighs). “
Bless her heart. I think the “starting to well up” and the “sighs” add a lot of color to the quote, don’t you? I also think it’s amusing that she was “fucking shell-shocked” by the Madonna comparisons. You know, it’s like “have you ever heard ‘Express Yourself’“? Speaking as someone who doesn’t particularly care about Lady Gaga or Madonna, I think I can objectively say that yeah, they’re kind of similar. That’s not a retarded idea, Gaga, but thanks for playing.