In what can be perceived as another dig on Lady Gaga, Madonna performed a mashup of ‘Express Yourself’ and ‘Born This Way’, and ended the song by chanting (OK, singing, but it was more of a chant than anything) “She’s not me/she’s not me/she’s not me/she’s not me,” which makes me think EVEN MOAR that Madonna‘s still pissed off that Lady Gaga‘s the new Queen of Pop (even though it pains me to say that and I have no allegiance to either woman or her music).
Do you guys remember what Madonna had to say earlier in the year about Gaga’s “obsession” with Madonna? If not, I’ll be more than happy to refresh your memories:
“I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. And sometimes I think it’s amusing and flattering and well done. There’s a lot of ways to look at it. I can’t really be annoyed by it…because, obviously, I’ve influenced her. When I heard [Born This Way] on the radio…I said that sounds very familiar. It feels reductive.”
So unsurprising that she’d do something like this, then, right? By the way, in the above interview excerpt, Madonna also goes on to say that we should look up the definition of the word “reductive.” Do you guys know what it means? Here’s just one of the definitions:
Tending to present a subject or problem in a simplified form, esp. one viewed as crude.
What can I say. Madonna’s always calling Lady Gaga a crude rendering in one way or another, and isn’t that just fancy of her. I don’t know. Once a tool, always a tool, right? Who’s with me when I say, “Madonna needs to get on up over herself and move on with her life?”