Sunday, February 13, 2011

Is Lady Gaga's Born This Way A Rip-Off of Madonna Classics?

Lady Gaga's little monsters waited months for a taste of the superstar singer's next album. But, when she released Born This Way Friday, a little bit of controversy emerged.
The long-awaited single quickly drew a slew of comparisons to Madonna's Express Yourself and Vogue, so much so that when the Twitterverse went ablaze with reactions to Gaga's single, Express Yourself became a trending topic as well.
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"Just listened to a clip of Lady Gaga 'Born This Way' and I gotta say...sounds a lot like 'Express Yourself' from Madonna," Chris Daughtry tweeted. "OK. Good. A lotta peeps are saying the same thing so maybe I won't get raked over the coals:) I thought I was crazy for a second. And by the way...I'm not dogging it. Haven't even heard it all...that was just my first impress."
Even Madonna's brother, Chris Ciccone, got in on the action (in not so nice of a way).
"All I can say is 'What the F**K!, Ciccone said in an interview with Radar Online. "It sounds just like Express Yourself—I can't believe it to tell you the truth."
Meanwhile Gaga fans like Snooki, Khloe Kardashian and Paramore's Hayley Williams sang the song's praises.
"Speaking of liberation, I just heard "Born This Way" and loved it," Williams tweeted. DON'T BE A DRAG JUST BE A QUEEN."
So what did the Queen of Pop have to say about this pseudo-controversy?
Well, nothing just yet.  And while Saturday, Madonna's You tube page was updated with her 1989 live performance of Express Yourself on the MTV Video Music Awards, don't look for an all-out feud with this duo.
Gaga has constantly referred to Madonna as a big influence in her career, so perhaps if there are similarities, it's simply just a tribute to the pop icon.
But, tell us...what do you think in the comments? Did Gaga's Madonna inspiration go too far or are Gaga's critics simply hating?

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