Madonna claims Gaga quote stolen

Ex­press Your­self singer shares post of in­ter­view from ’80s sim­i­lar to Gaga’s

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Madonna has reignited her lon­grun­ning feud with Lady Gaga af­ter sug­gest­ing the A Star Is Born ac­tress has lifted an old quote of hers and claimed it as her own.

Gaga has been busy pro­mot­ing her hit movie mu­si­cal for the past cou­ple of months and is cur­rently push­ing the crit­i­cally-ac­claimed film for awards sea­son recog­ni­tion.

In nu­mer­ous in­ter­views, the Born This Way hit­maker has de­scribed how she con­nected with her char­ac­ter, as­pir­ing singer Ally, as she also strug­gled with sim­i­lar setbacks early on in her pop ca­reer as she tried to break into the in­dus­try.

“There can be 100 peo­ple in a room and 99 of them don’t be­lieve in you, but all it takes is one and it just changes your whole life,” she has re­peat­edly been quoted as say­ing.

How­ever, the line has caught Madonna’s at­ten­tion, be­cause it’s sim­i­lar to a sen­ti­ment she ex­pressed decades ago.

On Mon­day, the Ma­te­rial Girl icon shared a clip from one of her old in­ter­views from the 1980s, when she ut­tered a vir­tu­ally iden­ti­cal state­ment.

“If there are 100 peo­ple in a room and 99 say they liked it, I only re­mem­ber the one per­son who didn’t,” Madonna said in her In­sta­gram story post.

She also up­loaded a photo of her­self on her so­cial me­dia page and wrote, “Don’t F*^k with Me Mon­day” — a cap­tion many fol­low­ers in­ter­preted as a thinly-veiled warn­ing aimed at Gaga.

Her posts sparked a war be­tween her devo­tees and those of Gaga, who clashed in the com­ments sec­tion.

Madonna has yet to clar­ify the mean­ing of her posts, but she hasn’t been afraid to crit­i­cize Gaga in the past for ap­par­ently draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from her cat­a­logue of hits and fail­ing to give her enough credit.

The su­per­stars fell out in 2012 af­ter Madonna called Gaga’s Born This Way track “re­duc­tive” in an in­ter­view with ABC, back­ing sug­ges­tions it was a rip off of her 1989 song Ex­press Your­self.

In her 2017 Net­flix doc­u­men­tary Gaga: Five Foot Two, the Poker Face mu­si­cian re­vealed she was still hurt that Madonna didn’t talk to her first rather than air her ob­jec­tions pub­licly.

Ex­press­ing anger that her pop ri­val didn’t talk to her di­rectly, Gaga added, “Telling me that you think I’m a piece of s—t through the me­dia — it’s like a guy pass­ing me a note through his friend: ‘My buddy thinks you’re hot, here’s his ...’ F—k you! Where’s your buddy f—king throw­ing up against the wall and kiss­ing me?”

De­spite their feud, Gaga in­sisted she would al­ways re­spect Madonna as an artist: “The thing with me and Madonna, for ex­am­ple, is that I ad­mired her al­ways and I still ad­mire her no mat­ter what she might think of me,” she ex­plained. “No, I do. The only thing that re­ally both­ers me about her is that I’m Ital­ian and from New York so, like, if I got a prob­lem with some­body, I’m gonna tell you to your face.”

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