“I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song,” she said, recalling the first time she heard the hit early last year. “I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was . . . interesting.”
The 53-year-old pop icon sat down with ABC News’ 20/20 (which will air Friday) to share her introspection on the Mother Monster and the ever-looming, incessant comparisons.
The Madonna correlation to the now pop it-girl is unarguably present from the outrageous scantily-clad outfits to the Catholicism references to her over-the-top stage props and right down to her strong gay rights activism.
“I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. And sometimes I think it’s amusing and flattering and well done, Madonna said. When I first saw her I was really impressed by her. She was cool. She did remind me of me back in the day.”
Gaga has long expressed her admiration for Madonna, calling the pop icon an inspiration. To poke fun at their media-pitched rivalry, the two teamed up for a “catfight” skit on “Saturday Night Live” in 2010.
“Madonna is a wonderful ¬influence on me. I feel blessed to have grown up with a ¬powerful, blonde woman to show us the ropes. It’s all down to her that I’m able to do what I do.”
But last February, critics and outraged fans cried foul when Lady Gaga further emulated the Material Girl with her hit ‘Born This Way’. Many thought Gaga had gone too far with the striking similarities between the release and Madonna’s 1989 ‘Express Yourself’.
When 20/20’s McFadden asked if the similarities felt annoying, Madonna answered, “There’s a lot of ways to look at it. I can’t really be annoyed by it …because, obviously, I’ve influenced her.” McFadden further pressed whether that was a good or bad thing, “It felt reductive.”
But do you think Lady Gaga goes too far?
Khloe Kardashian Unnerved By Recurring Rumors
Khloe Kardashian is finding herself in a place she would rather her other Kardashian sisters to be – in the spotlight. First for paternity rumors now for cheating rumors from her husband Lamar Odom. First with the paternity,
Khloe’s paternity has been acrimoniously questioned this week when Robert Kardashian’s second ex-wife, Jan Ashley made inflammatory allegations that Khloe was indeed not the high profile lawyer’s child.
“Khloe is not his kid — he told me that after we got married,” Ashley told Star Magazine. “He just kind of looked at me and said it like it was a matter of fact. He said, ‘Well, you know that Khloe’s not really a Kardashian, don’t you?’ And I said, ‘OK,’ and that was it.”
Obviously upset about such personal remarks being made about her, Khloe responded via Twitter.
“The audacity you have to mention my father’s name like this! Should be ashamed of urself! I let a lot of things slide but this one is really low… YOU ARE DISGUSTING! (yes you know who YOU are)”
Kim even came to her sister’s defense stating, “Robert Kardashian is WITHOUT A DOUBT Khloe’s biological father … and anyone who suggests otherwise is completely full of crap. It’s totally untrue and the family is very hurt.” But Kris Jenner, Khloe’s mom, took to the airways appearing on Good Morning America to vehemently denounce the rumors.
“I’m telling you, it just gets weirder and weirder. I have never heard such crap in my life, Jenner told anchor Laura Spencer. I mean, I was there. I gave birth. I know who the dad was. Everything’s good. We’re all good. Don’t worry about it.”
But another ex-wife of Robert Kardashian suggests the claims are anything but a joke. The widow told Star Magazine that she was ready to “tell the truth”.
Yikes! If wasn’t enough to keep Khloe up at night fresh rumors have surfaced that her husband of two years Lamar Odom was spotted getting wild with strippers during a stop in Washington, D.C. According to onlookers, Lamar was joined by a couple of his teammates Shawn Marion and Delonte West where dollars bills were flying everywhere. The onlooker added that Lamar appeared to have about $500 in a stack of ones. At some point in the evening, Lamar went off into a private room with one of the strippers where he remained for some time.
All the while Khloe is none the wiser, tweeting: “Thunder in Dallas..And Lammy is in DC. I guess ill cuddle with leopard tonight 🙂 awww my blankey :)”