Since the onset of Lady Gaga‘s career, comparisons to Madonna have been both plentiful and plaguing.
Matters weren’t helped when her Madgesty slammed the star for being “reductive” and taking the ‘Express Yourself’ a little too literally.
In the years since that 2012 jab, the Pop titans appeared to have mended fences – even posing for a picture together earlier this year.
Their respective fans, however, haven’t been so civil.
As such, when Gaga made a spirited plea for the comparisons to stop during a recent radio interview, some took it as a shade grenade. Especially when the singer cited her status as a songwriter as one of many key differentials.
Never one for silence, it appears Madonna has offered a subtle response.
Taking to Instagram, she shared and subsequently deleted the following picture and quote:
Ink is the blood of literature. Remember when people used to write? ✍ this post is not commentary on my ability to write. I have no need to defend myself. I love the art of writing. Putting ink to paper. Its more soulful then texting and so beautiful to receive a handwritten letter. ✍
Coincident timing? We don’t think so.
Madge is seasoned and savvy when it comes to playing the media game.
Whatever the case, it certainly makes for an interesting release week for Gaga’s new album ‘Joanne.’