Remember back in January when Madonna sat down for an interview with ABC News and she expressed her belief that Lady Gaga not only “refrences” her a lot in her music but does so in a “reductive” way? Yeah, well, Maddy is these days having a little fun with that belief. Madonna famously commented that Gaga‘s song Born this Way is a reductive version of her 1989 song Express Yourself. During tour rehearsals in Tel Aviv this weekend, Madonna soundchecked a performance of Express Yourself and segued into a short rendition of Born this Way. It’s unknown if the Born this Way segue will be featured during Madonna‘s concert performance but at least know that during rehearsals, she is having a bit of fun with the fact that Gaga‘s song sounds exactly like her own song. Click below to watch video and hear Maddy‘s Express Yourself/Born this Way mash-up.
In a leaked video from Madonna’s May 27 tour rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel, the “Express Yourself” singer mashed up her classic hit with a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Madge has previously commented on Gaga’s song, which is often compared to the 1989 smash “Express Yourself,” in several interviews. After telling Newsweek that it was a “wonderful way to redo” her own song and that she “recognized the chord changes,” she told ABC’s “20/20″ that “Born This Way” “felt reductive.” “I certainly think [Gaga] references me a lot in her work,” Madonna said in the ABC interview. “And sometimes I think it’s amusing and flattering and well-done. When I heard ['Born This Way'] on the radio … I said, ‘that sounds very familiar.” About a minute into the shaky video above, Madonna’s performance of “Express Yourself” becomes a cover of “Born This Way,” as she rehearses for her MDNA world tour, which kicks off May 31 in Tel Aviv and wraps at the end of December.
LMAOOO! Normally, I’m really annoyed when celebs continue to drag out public “feuds” but this is pretty hilarious. I find it highly unlikely that Madonna decided to sing a few bars of Born this Way as a compliment … tho, I’m sure some Gaga fans will take it as such (but many others will take it as an insult, undoubtedly). This kind of behavior is totally Madonna. She can throw shade better than almost anyone but in the most entertaining way possible. We’ll have to wait and see if this Born this Way homage will surface again when the MDNA World Tour kicks off this week but even if not, this video from rehearsals is humorous enough. I love this so much, even tho I prolly shouldn’t.