“Madonna and I are very different…”
While she is best known for her theatrical and (at times) over the stop stage shows and music videos, Queen of Pop Madonna has seen her name line the credits of multiple multiplatinum albums as a contributing songwriter over her 30+ year career. Recently nominated for induction to the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Grammy winner’s live stage shows over the same three decade period have seen her play drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and even a ukelele.
For this reason fans of the iconic pop star were none-too-pleased with Lady Gaga after the ‘Bad Romance’ beauty’s bad choice of words in a recent interview seemed to imply the Material Girl doesn’t write her own material:
Madonna and I are very different. Just saying. I wouldn’t make that comparison at all and I don’t mean to disrespect Madonna. She’s a nice lady and she’s had a fantastic huge career. She’s the biggest pop star of all time, but I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours and hours a day in the studio. I’m a producer. I’m a writer. What I do is different.
Needless to say, the quote did not fall on deaf ears. In fact, if the Twitter response is anything to judge by, the 30-year-old singer may have reignited the beef between herself and her nearly 60-year-old counterpart: