Upon the release of Lady GaGa‘s upbeat anthem ‘Born This Way’, the songbird found herself coming under heavy fire from many critics who suggested that the number was a direct ‘rip off’ of Madonna‘s iconic jam, ‘Express Yourself‘.
Now, almost a year after ‘Born‘s release, the Pop icon has shared her opinion on the track, an opinion which may just make life very awkward for mutual Interscope boss, Jimmy Iovine and any associated with both ladies.
Her comments below…
Speaking to The Daily Beast‘s Jacob Bernstein on the song, Ms. ‘Take A Bow’ explained:
I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song (‘Express Yourself’). I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was…interesting.
While we are all for Madonna and her impact on Pop culture, we find it oh-so funny that she is accusing GaGa of ‘swagger jacking’ her when the first few years of her very own career were spent avoiding claims that she had ‘bitten’ Cher and Cyndi Lauper.
Even if Germanotta did indeed take the concept of ‘Express’ to create ‘Born’, petty remarks such as these overshadow the positive impact both tracks have made both on the charts and the day to day lives of their respective fan bases.
Either way, only time will tell if Madonna’s upcoming interview with Cynthia McFadden will see her share more damning views on her younger counterpart.