Lady Gaga Slams Madonna Comparisons: “We Are Very Different”

Published: Thursday 20th Oct 2016 by Sam

Lady Gaga is fed up with the comparisons.

The 30-year-old superstar made that abundantly clear during an interview on Zane Lowe‘s Beats1 show today.

There to promote new album ‘Joanne,’ which drops tomorrow, the singer’s interview took an interesting turn when host Lowe made a comparison to Madonna.

Though it appears Gaga and Madge have mended fences, few will forget how the latter branded Mother Monster “reductive.”

And it seems the ‘Perfect Illusion’ performer hasn’t either.

See what we mean below…

When Lowe tried to draw a link between Gaga’s relationship with her father and Madonna’s classic ‘Papa Don’t Preach,’ it was outrightly rejected by the diva.

Peep the transcript….

Zane Lowe: Madonna told a similar story. Overprotective father. ‘Papa Don’t Preach.’ You know what I mean?

Lady Gaga: Madonna and I are very different.

Lowe:…Just saying.

Gaga:…just saying.

Lowe: [Laughs]

Gaga: I wouldn’t make that comparison at all. And I don’t mean to disrespect Madonna. She’s a…nice lady. She’s had a fantastic 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 am a producer. I’m a writer; what I do is different. I’m not just rehearsing over and over again to put on a show. There is a spontaneity in my work. I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I’m not afraid of my flaws.

There are major differences between me and her – and I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way. I will just not be compared to anyone anymore. I am who the f**k I am and this is me. My life story is my life story.

The entire interview is a compelling watch, but the Madge moment begins at the 31.17 mark:

Granted Gaga got her PR 101 on with that clean-up, this is sure to get tongues wagging; which may not actually be a bad thing given her album release.

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  1. ! October 20, 2016

    Madonna does all of those things as well. She needs to stop trying to throw this petty ass shade. Madonna was able to keep her career together for decades, while she’s self-sabatoging herself and having meltdowns every other day only 8 years in.. She’s turning into a Demi Lovato.

    she is such a loser now, yikes

    • JOHNVIDAL October 20, 2016

      She´s not having any meltdown. She was just asked once again. Same that happens to Mariah, she just keeps on being asked and once in a while she answers. That´s all.

    • Paulo October 20, 2016

      huh? she didn’t throw shade. but I’ll do that for her and say that Demi and GaGa both got VOCALS for days which is something Madonna has never brought to the table so I see why she’s fed up of the comparisons.

  2. JOHNVIDAL October 20, 2016

    And I agree with her, they are different and they are great in their own way. As Gaga said Madonna is the biggest female music star of all time, and Gaga is more of a real musician. Nothing to be mad at.

    • Truthsayer the Deplorable October 20, 2016

      Real musician? LOL. Gaga does best being a popstar, and she does it very well. All this ‘real musician’ delusion is just funny af.

    • SMH October 20, 2016

      Sorry, she is not the biggest pop star of all time. That title will always belong to Michael Joseph Jackson.

      • Keegan October 20, 2016

        Madonna been eclipsed Michael he lived off 80s glory and I love him

      • October 20, 2016

        MJ record sales: 700 million
        Madonna record sales: 325 million

        Madonna is the biggest female popstar of all time.
        Michael Jackson is the biggest POPSTAR of all time.

      • BEY>RIH October 20, 2016


      • JOHNVIDAL October 21, 2016

        I know she´s not. I meant the biggest FEMALE. Which is obvious and Lady Gaga recognized such thing. There wasn´t shade there or in my comments either.

    • Taylor Swift-To-Find-A-New-Man (Slayty) October 20, 2016

      Oh John, still drinking that “Im a real musician” Kool-Aid?

      • Rima October 20, 2016

        Gaga is more of a musician than Katy.

      • JOHNVIDAL October 21, 2016

        Says a Katy Perry fan???? LMAO Yes, Gaga is a real musician obviously. She plays piano with EASE, not just a little bit. She´s a real songwriter and she can write and improvise and SANG at ANY genre. She´s a musician.

  3. BallsPause October 20, 2016

    She’s gonna flop. Honestly maybe next time she’ll hire writers.

    • HailLegendBeysus October 20, 2016

      She hired loads of writers for Artflop and that still didn’t save her. She needs a time machine to go back to 2008 when her EDM style of music was HOT!

      • Rima October 20, 2016

        Beyonce needs a time machine for that #1 hit.
        8 years and counting.

      • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 October 20, 2016


        Find new shade, Beyonce could throw Gaga a bone considering how grim her singles and Album sales projects are looking!

        Stay mad!

      • BEY>RIH October 20, 2016

        Beyoncè span of #1 hits: 9 years (99-08)
        Lady Gaga span of #1 hits: 3 years (08-11)

      • JOHNVIDAL October 21, 2016

        Not more writers than those Beyonce needs to pay to at leats put her name there. Seriously. You peopel who live through hate and “shade” cannot even see the self-drags or what? 🙂

  4. Bish in Africa October 20, 2016

    Madonna aint Gaga and Gaga will never be Madonna.. Do I make sense??

  5. Frmluz October 20, 2016

    Lady gaga has been real snarky lately.

    • SMH October 20, 2016

      She gets it from Madonna.

      • Hillary October 21, 2016

        This had me rolling. Lawd.

  6. Truthsayer the Deplorable October 20, 2016

    Wrong. You have a lot in common right now. You both have been flopping since 2013.

  7. FASHION_ICON ~ Anti&Lemonade October 20, 2016

    The album joanne was not that good …. there is not a outstanding song in, no emotions, not cohesive…just 2 or 3 songs… the album feel dry and not artistic just like a generic album nothing new sonically…I am very disappointed about Gaga …what’s going on with her? Where all her talent went ?

  8. Stephy October 20, 2016

    Madonna’s music is 10x better

  9. #TeamTinashe Stan October 20, 2016

    Lady Gaga use to be that #1 girl in music back in 2008 – 2011 but idk what happened. I will say she influenced every artist even the ones that are deemed as “legends” to step it up visually and artistically through her fashion, music videos, photoshoots, and performances. She made every artist literally stop from wearing basic clothes to more high end fashion and futuristic type ish.

    Sadly, this era is a MESS! I get why she is making an album like this because of her last project with Tony Bennet but I’m just not impressed.
    This might be her lowest selling album to date.

  10. Credits October 20, 2016

    So is she denying that the songs sound similar?

  11. Taylor Swift-To-Find-A-New-Man (Slayty) October 20, 2016

    “I write all my own music. I spend hours and hours a day in the studio. I am a producer. I’m a writer; what I do is different. I’m not just rehearsing over and over again to put on a show.” – and Madonna doesnt?? LOL! She’s still pushing the “Im a real artist” thing? The most pretentious pop star ever. She is beyond contrived.

    • SMH October 20, 2016

      No, Madonna doesn’t.

    • Rima October 20, 2016

      What is Katy doing besides making bubble gum pop tracks? People take Gaga serious as an artist something they don’t do with Katy who can’t even sell over 500k in the first week.

      • BEY>RIH October 20, 2016

        Joanne wont see Prism’s first week sales.

  12. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 October 20, 2016

    Gaga you a one of many of Madonna’s POP Singer daughters.

    Gaga you are living and renting in a room in the house Madonna built.

    Yes you can play instruments however don’t fool yourself boo, Madonna is the reason you even had a lane to begin with.

  13. SMH October 20, 2016

    No lies told by Gaga. Love the back handed shade she threw at Madonna. Madonna fans can delude themselves all they want, fact remains that she is the ultimate narcissist who used shock value and gimmicks to disguise her lack of talent in building her career (see her latest offer to Hillary Clinton voters). But Gaga is wrong about her being the biggest pop star of all time. That would be Mr. Michael Jackson.

    • BEY>RIH October 20, 2016

      Gaga used just as much shock value and gimmicks as Madonna. Difference is one was relevant for 25 years the other couldn’t last 5.

  14. HailLegendBeysus October 20, 2016

    She needs the publicity. Hoeanne, Perfect Delusion, A Million Flops and Ay-Flop are currently struggling! Poor fadga!

    • Rima October 20, 2016

      Joanne = Quality

      Lemonade = Overrated Hype

      • HailLegendBeysus October 20, 2016

        Yawn! Lying is a SIN! Now go stream Perfect Flop! Its 5 steps away from being irrelevant to the Hot100 ???!

  15. gina October 20, 2016

    madonna fans are pathetic. they obviously see Gaga as a threat, they just refuse to leave the girl alone. If she truly was a non factor they wouldn’t pay her any mind.

  16. Mad-on-her October 20, 2016

    Gaga should have said nothing. She’s never going to come out well when shading the Queen.

  17. Rima October 20, 2016

    One actually has TALENT.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 October 20, 2016

      Yet she spent her glory days wearing meat dresses, vomiting on stage, and looking like crusty the clown (down playing her so called talent) for mainstream success. At least with Madonna you knew what you were getting. Now that Gaga’s eccentric novelty has worn off she is trying to take a minimalist approxh to her art but nobody is here for her including Madonna. Hell Beyonce won’t even throw her a bone ?

      • Rima October 20, 2016

        Why would GaGa need Bey of all people to throw her a bone? Did you forget GaGa gave Bey her first hit this decade. GaGa has surpassed Beyonce in so many levels.

      • BEY>RIH October 20, 2016

        On what level has Gagz surpassed Bey? Bey is ahead of her in record sales, number 1 albums, number 1 singles, top ten singles, tours, awards, acclaim, fame, net worth, influence, impact and iconicness. I would feel miserable to be a Monster. Literally every major pop girl has lasted longer than Gagz and are more successful and relevant.

    • MADONNA FAN October 20, 2016


  18. B2B October 20, 2016

    Has she written songs for anyone? Gaga need to keep it cute and focus on promo because she is looking BAD! No hit in sight and I dont think she can sell on her name… like Madonna could.

  19. Suicide Blonde October 20, 2016

    That’s what I don’t like about her, she’s arrogant. The only conclusion I can come to is the poor thing can’t go anywhere without hearing the name Madonna. That has to annoy the hell out of her, just look at her face when she heard the name Madonna. Sad thing is she did it to herself. As a musician she is undeniable, but she thinks she’s a genius or something, so arrogant, I hate people like that. Madonna doesn’t have the voice Gaga has, but what she lacks in voice she makes up for in so many other levels. Madonna is as much musician as Gaga is. She never changed, she’s the same person she was when she named Born this Way the album of the decade, all this soft image is to save what is left of her career, as soon as she have a little success again, she will back to be an egomaniacal, selfish and self centered opportunist.

    • JOHNVIDAL October 21, 2016

      Madonna is arrogant mate, and she´s not a genious like Prince either. So there goes your whole comment and argument to hate on Gaga… to the toilet. Get over it.

  20. Kwinzy October 20, 2016

    Yes Stefani drop them receipts! Still not feeling ya country bumpkin album tho.

    • BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 October 20, 2016

      What receipts? The receipts of Stephanie swagger Jacking Madonna since the start of her career. Keep it cute Madonna is the mother of all these pop girls and Gaga is the unwanted step child!

      • Kwinzy October 20, 2016

        First off, I’m cute and will stay that way. Secondly, Gaga paid her homage it’s evident in the born this way video. I’m talking about her playing instruments and stuff, that separates her from Madge. Madge can’t even sing like Gaga can either. Not taking anything away from Madonna, she’s a legend but receipts are receipts.

  21. Stephy October 20, 2016

    “Madonna is as much musician as Gaga is.”

    Not really… Gaga is a way better guitarist, pianist, drummer & vocalist. The only thing Madonna surpasses her at is songwriting. Everything else Gaga is much superior. With that being said, I still like Madonna’s artistry/music way better than Gaga’s. Also, even tho Stefani can blow, I’d rather listen to Madonna’s weak vocals too. Weird but it’s the truth.

    • Suicide Blonde October 20, 2016

      Better pianist, yes, better at playing guitar, no, although neither are very good at it IMO. Gaga is a great singer but I get what you mean, I do prefer Madonna’s voice too, the studio of course, same for Lana, or even Rihanna, some people can sing but that doesn’t mean that you have to like their voices.

    • MADONNA FAN October 20, 2016


    • Blue Ivy Rod October 20, 2016

      I think its the music that gets you because im the same way

  22. Peter October 20, 2016

    I expect some kind of shade coming from Madonna’s instagram any minute now. Beware of reductive 2.0 ?

  23. MADONNA FAN October 20, 2016



    • BEY>RIH October 20, 2016

      She has sold 37 million albums WW with 6 albums. Unlike her peers, she continues to sell millions of albums.

  24. Sharp October 20, 2016

    …and Madonna doesn’t??? I’m confused…you mean to tell me Madonna got her fame and success off the Invisible Man’s coat tail? You know just grabbed out of thin of air? And all this time I thought she was perfectionist with a vision who hard. Its nice to Gaga that you’re the only one who works hard.

    • Sharp October 20, 2016

      (Edited): …and Madonna doesn’t??? I’m confused…you mean to tell me Madonna got her fame and success off the Invisible Man’s coat tail? You know just grabbed it out of thin of air? And all this time I thought she was a perfectionist with a vision who worked hard. Its nice to know Gaga that you’re the only one who works hard.

  25. e Nowqd Redv dibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi October 21, 2016

    Nice interview

  26. @KinqJP October 22, 2016

    I think you all missed the key word, Lady Gaga said she writes “all” of her music! How can people be offended by this comment after she clearly says Madonna is the best Pop artist of all time, how can you pull a negative from that? Madonna of course wrote a lot of her music but she hasn’t wrote it “all” key word! It’s not to discredit madonna but there is definitely a big difference between writing some and writing all. Also she didn’t say Madonna doesn’t play instruments she say she plays “a lot” of instruments! If you all want to assume that’s what she meant you have to atleast assume as well that maybe she meant she plays more instruments than Madonna! Did yal think of that? ?

  27. @KinqJP October 22, 2016

    People are just crazy , most artist hate to be compared in interviews even the American population hates to be compared to anybody so how is she wrong by this?

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