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Lady Gaga reignites feud with Madonna: ‘I write all my own music’

The popstar didn’t hold back when an interviewer compared her to Madonna, reciting a long list of reason why she and the Material Girl are very different artists.

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It’s not the first time someone has made a comparison between Lady Gaga and Madonna, but this time the ‘Perfect Illusion’ singer wasn’t keeping quiet.

In an interview with Beats 1 Radio on Thursday, host Zane Lowe said there was a similarity between Gaga and Madonna in their relationships with their fathers.

The singer (pictured here at the Met Gala) didn't seem too happy at being compared to Madonna. Photo: Getty
The singer (pictured here at the Met Gala) didn't seem too happy at being compared to Madonna. Photo: Getty

“There is another artist who has lived a very parallel existence,” he said.

“Based on this story, which I’m sure you can relate to. You know Madonna tells a very similar story … overprotective father … ‘Papa Don’t Preach.’ You know what I mean.”

However, Gaga wasn’t keen on the comparison and made a point of explaining why, seemingly focusing on her ability to play a range of instruments and the long hours she puts in at the studio.

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“Madonna and I are very different … I wouldn’t make that comparison at all and I don’t mean to disrespect Madonna, she’s a nice lady, and she’s had a fantastic huge career, biggest pop star of all time.

“But I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours and hours a day in the studio. I’m a producer. I’m a writer. What I do is different.”

It’s not the first time the two artists have faced off against each other. In 2012, controversy erupted over Gaga’s hit ‘Born This Way’ after some fans noticed a similarity to Madge’s ‘Express Yourself’.

While on her MDNA tour later, Madonna kicked the feud up a notch by performing a mashup of the two songs with a chant: “She’s not me.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone last year, however, Madonna seemed to have put the conflict behind her.

"The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs ... She has her thing. I do think she's a very talented singer and songwriter. It was just that one issue."

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