Madonna Disses Lady GaGa, Promotes World Peace at Tour Opener in Tel Aviv

June 01, 2012 02:04:59 GMT

Madge disses GaGa after singing 'Express Yourself' and encourages fans to 'rise above our egos and our titles and the names of our countries and our religions, and treat everyone with dignity.'

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Madonna officially opened her tour to promote her latest studio album "MDNA" in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Material Girl stormed the stage at Ramat Gan Stadium with a handful of dancers and wowed the sold-out crowd with fierce performances of songs from her extensive catalog.

Among the tracks the Queen of Pop sang was "Express Yourself" from critically acclaimed album "Like a Prayer". She was previously taped mashing up the track with Lady GaGa's "Born This Way" that bears resemblance to the 1989 hit single, and reportedly performed the reworked version at the live show.

However, Madge took a shot at the Mother Monster during the Thursday, May 31 gig. The "Girl Gone Wild" singer kept her jab short and to the point. "She's not me!" so she shouted at the end of "Express Yourself" performance without mentioning who her target was.

Other sets saw the "W.E." director channeling her inner cheerleader and turning the stage into a church with a confessional theme complete with a huge cross. She was also joined by her son Rocco Ritchie who served as a backing dancer in one of the performances.

In between songs, Madge promoted world peace, saying, "If there is peace here in the Middle East, there can be peace in the whole world." Despite the campaign, she and her dancers delivered grim routines depicting violence and bloody gunmen in one of the sets. She also reportedly broke through a glass window using a rifle, which she then aimed at the concertgoers.

"I chose to start my world tour in Israel for a very specific and important reason," she explained. "You can't be a fan of mine and not want peace in the world, we all bleed the same color,. ... If we can all rise above our egos and our titles and the names of our countries and our religions, and treat everyone around us with dignity and respect, then we are on the road to peace."

She reportedly donated 580 tickets to members of Israeli and Palestinian peace activists, but not everyone accepted her gift. One activist Alma Biblash said as quoted by Haaretz Daily Newspaper, "There's nothing in this concert but it being a concert for peace. The concept of peace is empty of any meaning, everyone wants peace without understanding the consequences, without seeing the price involved."

After the Tel Aviv concert, Madge will perform in such big cities as London, Paris, Milan and Berlin before hitting North America beginning August 28 in Philadelphia. She will perform in North America until before Thanksgiving, and continue the trek to Latin America until the holidays. The tour will conclude in Australia in early 2013.


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posted by Niva on Jun 09, 2012
Just ask LADY GAGA gives piano lessons and who know so you can launch versions of their classic songs with A VERY MADONNA.
posted by JaneLaneTheBitch on Jun 02, 2012
Better? I think not janelane. Gaga is a copy.
posted by caca sucks on Jun 01, 2012
and please hang it up tired little monsturds, madonna isn't jealous of anything caca..madonna has seen more in her career than caca will ever get to do. lol
posted by ELAC91 on Jun 01, 2012
Bicth ass as been is hating and jealous of Mother Monster!!!! Just like Lil Kim is doing the same thing to Nicki Minaj!!
posted by gaga sucks on Jun 01, 2012
madonna kicks lady scumga's ass without mentioning her name...madonna sold out her stadium show which is something scumga can't do. madonna is original...caca is a copy wanna be. who would want to be a copy when they can be something original? madonna is original, madonna's show is 500 x better than anything lady scumga tries to do. 3 minutes of madonna's show has more creativity than 2 hours of lady scumga's reductive ball I am riding a spiced up hoveround lip synching in my styrofoam castle while trying to be cool show...face it monsTURDS lady caca is done.
posted by McCheese on Jun 01, 2012
Gaga copies Madonna so much on her last album.... it's pretty bad Gaga cant be more original.
posted by dogstar on Jun 01, 2012
Gaga is too busy making a positive difference in the world to stoop to the pettiness shown by Madonna.
posted by God on Jun 01, 2012
you go Lucifer, rise on up there, the Lady has a nicer ass.
posted by Rebecca Carlson on Jun 01, 2012
Lady Caca and her little Shitdrips can all rot in hell, for all i care. Nothing but, Shitdrip Lickers
posted by bornthismdna on Jun 01, 2012
#stoppopwar #lovethepopstars its becaise of them we dance and besides they both have impact on our culture and we have to thank them that
posted by bornthismdna on Jun 01, 2012
Guys for me both have impact on our culture and i thank them for that plus #lovethepopstars its because of them we dance! #stoppopwar peace!
posted by lurder on Jun 01, 2012
take some notes..... amazing show... this woman is a genius.... and she didnt dissed gaga. its show its marketing... anyway she really does it better. amdonna is amazing live... gaga has no chance.went to both shows and gaga sucks live. madonna entire show was huge and gaga is fake.always using fans and shes a liar... amdonna is real is not a fake person.she helps she works. she just doesnt kiss ppl ass. gaga is a fraud. she lied many times. she called ppl retarded.shes rude.and extremelly fake
posted by PeachBlossom on Jun 01, 2012
Okay, well, it is probably shade by Madonna I wasn't really watching the performance I was more concerned with the backdrop. But GaGa is a nicer person why, just a few nights ago she played with a doll onstage at a concert, it was cute. But if Madonna wants to do this then the Monsters, me included, should just let her be, we live for GaGa not Madonna LOL So really at the end of the day as long as Madonna hasn't physically attacked her or something, we're okay and so is Mother Monster, life goes on and she keeps making us wonderful music :)
posted by dsugden on Jun 01, 2012
during express yourself/ born this way Madonna lifts her dress when singing i was born this way! bad taste? indicating Gaga is a hermaphrodite! then Madonna talks about teenage suicide and bullying! go figure! queen of pop? or queen of bad taste?
posted by iammadge on May 31, 2012
janelane, eat my shit!
posted by A.L. on May 31, 2012
I've been to see both Gaga and Madonna. And I must say, both are entertainers. But one has the voice. It's petty she should even mention "she's not me". I agree with janlane: Gaga's better and much more talented (with her musical prodigies, her songwriting skills and in vocal ability). Based on what I've heard.
posted by jusme on May 31, 2012
Madge is really jelouse she aint young no more and she sure as hell aint th center of attention like she was soooo many years ago i think its funny that she is so not in th picture anymore that she has to go after someone especially lady gaga u think she would relate to her lol =D
posted by janelane on May 31, 2012
nope, she's not you, madge-- she's better.
posted by enoctis on May 31, 2012
the media never ceases to amaze me with how they target morons to read their b.s. news flash: "she's not me" is a far cry from a diss.

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