June 13, 2012
Lady Gaga is making no apologies for being “Born This Way.” The undisputed queen of the little monsters paused during a concert in New Zealand last Thursday night to speak to unnamed detractors who “make a mockery of” her work and though she didn’t explicitly call out the Material Girl by name, her comments didn’t appear to leave any doubt that she was addressing Madonna.
“That doesn’t make me feel good at all,” Gaga said of tearing others down. “That just makes me feel like I’m not a good human being…I don’t even want to fight back because it’s more important to me to keep writing music. Because that’s really all I care about, is the music…things are really different than they were 25 years ago, and that’s what makes ‘Born This Way’ so relevant for me. We’re socially in a different place and it’s okay; we don’t have to all slice and hate each other anymore.”
“Things are really different than they were 25 years ago”? Ouch!
Gaga’s commentary comes in the aftermath of Madonna’s targeted cover of “Born This Way,” which she debuted during the first concert of her “MDNA Tour” and features a mash up of Gaga’s tune with her own “Express Yourself.” The 1989 Madonna track is believed by many, including the 53-year-old Material Girl herself, to have informed “Born This Way.”