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GaGa Weeps as She Denies Copying Madonna

April 20, 2011 15:18:00 GMT

Lady GaGa broke down in tears as she spoke out for the first time to angrily deny claims she ripped off Madonna's iconic song 'Express Yourself' for her track 'Born This Way'.


GaGa Weeps as She Denies Copying Madonna
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Critics and fans alike were quick to compare the single to Madonna's 1989 classic when it was released in February.

Lady GaGa admits the allegations she copied her hero were heartbreaking, and she wept as she was questioned by a British interviewer about the persistent rumours of plagiarism.

In a feature for Britain's NME magazine, she says, "I am not stupid enough to put out a record and be that moronic... I'm a songwriter. I've written loads of music. Why would I try to put out a (copied) song and think I'm getting one over on everybody? That's retarded. What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about. I will look you in your eyes and tell you that I am not dumb enough or moronic enough to think that you are dumb enough or moronic enough not to see that I would have stolen a melody."

"If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. It's the same one that's been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I'm the first f**king artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn't mean I'm a plagiarist, it means that I'm f**king smart. Sorry..."

"Nobody in this room at any point looked around and said, oh my God, it's 'Express Yourself'. Not once..."

"I was just f**king shellshocked by it. It's so funny to hear you say, 'It must have been a homage', I'm like, no. When I homage, I f**king homage with a big sign saying I've done it. Why would I not do that now?"

The "Poker Face" hitmaker then wept as she added, "I feel like honestly that God sent me those lyrics and that melody. When you feel a message to give to the world and people are shooting arrows at it... there's no way for something that pure to be wrong."


 




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posted by Darolo on Apr 20, 2011
If Gaga thinks sge can pull out of this one with tears what's her excuses for all the Madonna video rip-offs? Melodies and lyrics sent from God! Well she needs to return them, they're second hand! The lyrics are a paraphrase of a song called 'Born To Be This Way' by an artist called Valentino in 1975! Tge song was a massivd hut as a gay zbtgem as ut was tge first song to mention being gay in it's lyrics. I'll say one thing for Gaga she does her homework on Gay history. Not enough depth though. She still believes she's putting herself on the line with her gay and aids support. Try telling that to people like Liz Taylor, Elton John, Madonna etc who all did it when it was taboo to be vocal about, be friends with, be seen with, pay the bills of aids sufferers, when aids was cindudered a gay disease. All these artists could have damaged their careers. They certainly didn't stop to consider that and there's nobway they did it for publicity. It beggars belief how Gaga can try to turn everything into a publicity stunt even if it means resorting to tears and playing the victim. Mother monster really is a monster. She's also a fake!

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