Lady Gaga dishes dirt on long-standing Madonna feud
Whether it’s Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, or Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez, the music world is notorious for feuding celebs.
And while Lady Gaga — real name Stefani Germanotta — has previously remained silent on her rivalry with Madonna, she’s now changed tactics.
In a preview clip from her upcoming fly-on-the-wall Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, the Applause singer can be seen having a candid conversation with a male sitting next to her.
Appearing on camera sans make-up, the New York native said: “The thing with me and Madonna, for example, is that I admired her always. And I still admire her no matter what she may think of me.”
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Upon hearing Gaga’s comment, her friend openly laughed.
After insisting once more that she really does admire the Material Girl singer, the 31-year-old admitted: “The only thing that really bothers me about her is… “
Leaving fans wanting more, the clip ends at this tell-tale point in the conversation.
Gaga and Madonna famously enjoyed a good relationship back in 2009, with the pair appearing alongside one another on Saturday Night Live.
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“And I still admire Madonna no matter what she may think of me”
But their friendship came to a grinding halt in 2011, when they reportedly fell out over a music.
There was a lot of talk in the press about Gaga’s hit song Born This Way, with many saying it sounded very much like Madonna’s Express Yourself.
Seemingly agreeing with the criticism, the 59-year-old pop icon dished the dirt that same year in an interview with ABC.
Delivering her verdict on Gaga, Madonna said: “I certainly think she references me a lot in work. Sometimes I think it’s amusing and flattering, and well done. I can’t really be insulted by it because obviously I’ve influenced her.”
When asked by the interviewer about Born This Way, she said: “When I heard it on the radio, I thought ‘Yes, that sounds familiar.”
She then said of the track: “It feels reductive.”
We can’t wait for Gaga to share more of the story when her Netflix documentary drops on September 22.