The Madonna vs Lady Gaga Battle Continues: WATCH Her Madgesty Sing 'Born This Way' During Tour Rehearsals!

29 May 2012 by

This morning may have marked the beginning of a newly fuelled pop-rivalry. Ever since a video of Madonna rehearsing for her MDNA tour in Tel Aviv, Israel emerged this morning, the blogosphere has been going crazy, asking just what this means for Madonna and Lady Gaga now…

Mid-way through singing her Like a Prayer hit, ‘Express Yourself’, her Madgesty breaks into Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ before bringing the medley to a controversial end with a rendition of ‘She’s Not Me’ from her ‘Hard Candy’ album. Oo er. Is Madonna paying homage to Lady Gaga or taking a dig? Or, more simply, hosting a very clever publicity stunt for her tour? We can’t decide.

The Lady Gaga/Madonna beef, all started after Lady Gaga released her single ‘Born This Way’ last year, and critics pointed out the song’s similarities to Madge’s 1989 single ‘Express Yourself.’ Madonna laughed it off at the time, fuelling the feud slightly by stating, 'what a wonderful way to redo my song' to the press when asked what she thought of the two songs. While, Lady Gaga fended off plagiarism rumours by telling NME, ‘if you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression.’

It’s hard not to compare the two songstresses, with their innovative performances, fashion aesthetic and similar sound but we like to think there’s space for both of them at the top. If this story teaches us anything though, it’s that no one messes with Her Madgesty.

Watch the video below…



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