Lady Gaga has decided that wearing obnoxious fashion is no longer the key to the number of records sold. It’s better to stick horn-shaped prosthetics to one’s face and shoulders and copy and paste late 80’s pop music.
The singer displayed the monster make-over at the Grammy Awards; something that appeared to go largely unnoticed as the 24-year-old arrived to Sunday’s ceremony being carried in a giant egg. Next, it was of the utmost importance that she prove right detractors who’d accused her of ripping Born This Way’s melody from Madonna’s 1989 track, Express Yourself.
Well, not just Express Yourself. It had been noted across several high-profile articles that the track had similarities to When Love Takes Over by David Guetta and to Waterfalls by TLC. And the spoken word section has been compared to the one from Vogue by Madonna.
It was one big mess that was pretty hard to untangle… until someone made this lovely mash-up.
See what she did there? It’s actually less copy and paste, than masking taping her own lyrics over the more memorable parts of an existing track.
You’d think this would annoy Madonna. Who got in there when Lady Gaga was barely three-years-old. However, it would seem this isn’t so. Madonna has vaguely come to the defence of Lady Gaga by writing an email of support, saying she loves the song.
From E! Online:
?There is really no one that is a more adoring or loving Madonna fan than me. I am the hugest fan personally and professionally,’ said Lady Gaga. She then told The Tonight Show With Jay Leno audience that she received an e-mail from Madonna and her people, ?Sending their love and complete support on behalf of the single. And if the queen says it shall be, then it shall be.?
Madonna wrote an email. That was nice.
Although it’s really just the less-aggressive equivalent of writing a strongly-worded letter saying ‘Stick to stupid shoulder bumps and leave the melodies to meeeee!!!!’
This was a guest post by Amy Grindhouse, so three stinkin? cheers for that.