We are just a month away from our ears being raped with Gaga's Born This Way album which will soon be playing everywhere we turn, and in a recent article in NME, the singer/queen of contradictions forgot to take her bi-polar meds and broke down after she was asked about her hot mess of a single Born This Way being too similar to Madonna's Express Yourself.
A bit of it does sound quite a lot like ‘Express Yourself’, though, doesn’t it?
“I don’t think… I swear to you. I am not stupid enough to put out a record and be that moronic.”
The reference seemed so obvious that it had to be intentional because, as you say, you’re not stupid…
“No. Listen to me. Why the fuck…? I’m a songwriter. I’ve written loads of music. Why would I try to put out a song and think I’m getting one over on everybody? That’s retarded. What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about. I will look you in your eyes and tell you that I am not dumb enough or moronic enough to think that you are dumb enough or moronic enough not to see that I would have stolen a melody. If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I’m the first fucking artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I’m a plagiarist, it means that I’m fucking smart. Sorry.”
The criticism did seem to take the wind out of the song’s sails.
“There’s a lot of people who want to see me fail. The minute they see something to shoot at, they shoot, and the bigger I become the bigger target I am. Nobody in this room at any point looked around and said ‘Oh my God, it’s ‘Express Yourself’. ‘ Not once. Listen. I swear to you. I can only be honest with you about it.”
What will people say about ‘Judas’?
“I dunno… I think they will really love it. (Starting to well up) I just don’t want my fans… I don’t know. This is exhausting. I just don’t wanna perpetuate that shit. I’m sure you want to address it but it’s just so ridiculous. I was just fucking shellshocked by it. It’s so funny to hear you say, ‘It must have been a homage’, I’m like, NO. When I homage, I fucking homage with a big sign saying I’ve done it. Why would I not do that now? (Sighs) I just like… I just have to say… (Starts crying) I feel like honestly that God sent me those lyrics and that melody. When you feel a message to give to the world and people are shooting arrows at it… there’s no way for something that pure to be wrong. (Reaches for Marilyn Monroe lighter) I need a cigarette.”
Didn't she address the Madonna similarities of Born This Way on Jay Leno shortly after she performed it on the Grammys? She said "Madonna heard the track and gave her blessing and if the queen says it shall be it shall be" (which Madonna's camp went on to say that they never sent Gaga an email). That clearly states that she is well aware of the similarities. Also on the Grammy's her outfit was similar to Madonna's Blond Ambition era even down to the ponytail (which she turned to the side...How innovative). Sorry Gagme (giving side-eye) but you're just not that great of a songwriter. Your hits from The Fame are awesome and catchy as hell. I love Just Dance, Paparazzi, and Bad Romance. Now that you stand alone on Born This Way, the lyrics of the first two singles clearly shows your weakness at having your lyrics make any sense (as in how to write a perfectly catchy pop track). Judas Ju-da-ah ah is not a catchy single make. All it does is stick in your head ad nauseum for a few months but it won't be a song we'll be playing 40 years from now like Live To Tell or Express Yourself. I think you are no different that any of these mainstream pop stars who think that after a couple of weeks we forget about shit that went down 20 years ago and think you can have your factory workers at the Haus of Gargoyle pull the wool over your "monsters" eyes because they don't know shit before 2008. As for
People have grown tired of your shitty antics, your need to be taken seriously when you look like one of the children of Pennywise the clown, and the fact that although you do take alot from Madonna among too many others to mention (visually not musically, since Madonna does have better songs in her back catalogue), that there's no actual creativity behind your art. It was all fun in the beginning, but as we faggots often say the jg is up and your publicity stunts have grown tired. I have said many times over that you are a smart businesswoman. You are great at manipulating your audience. Most mainstream artists are. Jump on a cause and the sheep shall follow. Also why would any of the people on your payroll give you real woman T that your song sounds too similar to Express Yourself? As someone who knows the ins and outs of the industry I'm all too familiar with "yes" people. Who the hell wants to lose their job in this economy after giving it to you raw with both barrels? It's time for Mother Monster to stop believing her own hype and come down to mother earth because I am not buying what you're selling.