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With Madonna's "Girl Gone Wild" video out, the kids on the gay gossip site datalounge.com have gone wild with observations about which diva is pilfering from whom.

Says one poster there:

"Madonna rips off Gaga ripping off Madonna ripping off Gaga.

"The men in heels and smoking is a ripoff of Gaga, just as Gaga replacing the cone tits with gun tits, and the blonde bob and gap teeth was a ripoff of Madonna, but Gaga made it funny and didn't pretend otherwise."

Perhaps true, but that leaves out the "reductive" "Born This Way," which had some echoes of "Express Yourself," as even some Little Monsters may have noticed.

And besides, as another commenter notes about Madonna's alleged men in heels "rip" from Gaga:

"That in turn was a ripoff of 'Erotica.'"

So it's a gigantic multigenerational snake feeding off its own innards through pop-cultural eternity.

Check out the "Girl" video and decide for yourself.

Or just rip it off.


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randy
randy

hi fan of lady copy cat!!!!MDNA released today and it's already TAKEN OVER!Including the US, Madonna's new album has gone to the #1 spot in 40 countries, including The UK, Australia, Italy, Japan, Greece, Spain and Sweden!AMAZING! yes she is the only queeeeen of pOp!

randy
randy

hi fan of lady copy cat!!!!MDNA released today and it's already TAKEN OVER!Including the US, Madonna's new album has gone to the #1 spot in 40 countries, including The UK, Australia, Italy, Japan, Greece, Spain and Sweden!....AMAZING! GLOBAL DOMINATION!!!yes she is the only queen of pop

latenitebump
latenitebump

 crack is whack!

randy
randy

on the chart 1 april mdna goes to no.1 haha

randy
randy

theres only one quuuuuuen !

madonna

latenitebump
latenitebump

i don´t care if she´s no. 2. the album stinx!(no pun intended! no. 2. stinx!)

Tugmynut
Tugmynut

I don't think it's "ripping off" at all actually. I think it's referencing.  As Gaga referenced Madonna at the end of Born This Way (with the CLOSE UP of  HER FACE with the gapped teeth), Madonna simply referenced Gaga back at the end of Girl Gone Wild (with the CLOSE UP of HER FACE with the black tears).  It's just referencing. Maybe it was Gaga's way of saying "Hey... Madonna inspired me so I wrote Born This Way in honor of that"  just as Madonna may have been inspired by Gaga's Alejandro video and, like stated, simply referenced her back. 

bitchtrollfrom hell
bitchtrollfrom hell

Rufus Wainright just slammed Gaga saying she doesn't have one decent song in her catalogue and says she's crap!  I agree for the most part but do like a couple of her songs.  I wish Madonna hadn't put out a dance album at her age, something more mature sounding and deeper would've been a change of pace.

randy
randy

f.....she is the queen of pop( you want it or not) yes madonna copying born this way an lady gaga coping express your self, so we can understaaaaaaND that madonna copy her song express your self, not from lady copy cat gaga, and .... mad always reinvent her self, f...

Oil
Oil

Translate into English, please? Madonna fans can't seem to "express themselves."

randy
randy

ok you'r right! idont have time to chat with you...poor gaga!madonna is perfect cant wait! for mdna all the people love her ! you know madonna is the queen of pop so.......

randy
randy

hi fan of lady copy cat!!!!MDNA released today and it's already TAKEN OVER!Including the US, Madonna's new album has gone to the #1 spot in 40 countries, including The UK, Australia, Italy, Japan, Greece, Spain and Sweden!AMAZING! GLOBAL DOMINATION!!!

CLICK countries that Madonna has hit #1 in!

Meagan
Meagan

"All the people love her." No, they don't!!!!

randy
randy

madonna is the queeeeen. of. pop! no need to copy from any one! az mad said :( i influenced on GaGa) and said i like her!so please stop comparing them!, no one cant, compar to madoNna! shes the frist lady of pop!why we dont! have problem with rihanna or perry or spears, oe beyonce.....and we just have problem with lady gaga!cuz she is a copy cat!

Oil
Oil

"No need to copy from anyone."

Then why did she copy from Marilyn Monroe, voguing, and on on, until today, when she's copying from Gaga?

randy
randy

hi fan of lady copy cat!!!!MDNA released today and it's already TAKEN OVER!Including the US, Madonna's new album has gone to the #1 spot in 40 countries, including The UK, Australia, Italy, Japan, Greece, Spain and Sweden!AMAZING! GLOBAL DOMINATION!!!

CLICK countries that Madonna has hit #1 in!

candy
candy

Musto have you smelled Madonnas new perfume at Macys? its called Truth or Dare.. The moment i smelled it, the first thought that came into my head was my 90 yr old neighbors apartment and mothballs and hard candy with old tv sets.

Deeva
Deeva

Madonna was great for her tie. But why is she trying to recapture it and/or keep it going with diminishing results? She of all people should know it's important to change.

Pat Bradley
Pat Bradley

The dancers in the Girl Gone Wild video are a famous dance troupe that dances in heels--it had nothing to do with ripping off the Alejandro video

jim
jim

madonna just back to her days! express your selfand the truth is that lady gaga is a copy cat! and mad is the queen of pop!no britny no rihanna ! no katy no lady copy cat!!!!just the frist lady of pop is queen of pop,and madonna is the best female artist of the past / now/ And for ever will be the of pop

Little Car 53
Little Car 53

don't bite my head off..but the nobody is talking about theelephant in the room - that both talented women aren't original artists, theysynthesize rather than conceptualize. I have always found Gaga's reference toMadonna's work in her music and visuals refreshing as they aren't mimetic,rather gestural of a time/place/feeling which isn't of the present but of animagined past. Madonna's contribution to pop culture is but one of many colorson Gaga's post-internet palette, and the constant comparisons and accusationsof plagiarism are at best funny but usually annoying and off point.

In regards to the video in question, Madonna doesn'treference Gaga so much as she does herself, and not that well. When Gagareferences Madonna it is usually in a context wildly different from theoriginal image/sound so as to incite interest to reexamine one's thoughts andfeelings towards the source material. In referencing herself, Madonna doesn'tdo herself any favors as its the same old imagery in the same old context whichadds nothing to the conversation she's been having with us since day one. Inrepeating herself, she not only delivers forgettable product (have you HEARDthe song?! :/), she sends the source material's visual/audio statements to theterritory of tropes and cliché.

I want to think that she can do better, but have seenevidence of artists in many mediums having shot their entire wad in runs thatlasted nowhere close to Madonna's 30 years. Madonna “really”needs to adapt tosurvive, and Gaga needs to keep doing her thing while realizing she may need todistance herself from the artistic language (audio and visual) Madonna hasarticulated out of the collective desires of the late 20th Century. thisMadonna vs. Gaga bullshit has run its misguided course and needs to stop. theyboth speak to/for different demographics and populations.

Jack Frost
Jack Frost

I think it's a brilliant move too....She takes bits of her own styles from the past, gives us a reminder of who she is, at the same time still makes it refreshing, and of course.....leaves it controversial in many ways like "copying herself". It's perfectly done, and she is very intelligent. No one can do it better than Madonna.

latenitebump
latenitebump

it means she´s getting old like her ideas! she better get back with the house of xtravaganza!that was her highlight!

randy
randy

hi fan of lady copy cat!!!!MDNA released today and it's already TAKEN OVER!Including the US, Madonna's new album has gone to the #1 spot in 40 countries, including The UK, Australia, Italy, Japan, Greece, Spain and Sweden!AMAZING! GLOBAL DOMINATION!!!

CLICK countries that Madonna has hit #1 in!

   stiven
stiven

queen of pop! madonna ! the female artist with the most #1 songs! and no need to copy from a copy cat gaga!mad is perfect! and i love her so much!every new thing that the new singers do these days is done before by mad ! she's great!!!!!!!

   roco
roco

madonna is great! througH the years!and no one can deny it!and when her new album arrive! again these witless hateful young people say is just copy!i know that all the people who know about madonnas past wont say this silly things!MAD is the only queen of pop! gaga is just a copy cat! to all of the stupid fans of lady copy cat (GAGå)

latenitebump
latenitebump

we have to give credit where credit is due. lady gaga IS a songwriter. some even say with a voice. madonna?using sex as a weapon is still vogue for the ol´ dame, i know!okay! madonna does karaoke very well! and thank hevean for visuals!

Wowsatrevor
Wowsatrevor

Madonna is a songwriter idiot and a producer also ffs gaga herself has said she is madonnas biggest fan. if madonna hadnt inspired her she wouldnt be here today. show some respect to a true icon longevity is what counts here and gaga has yet to prove herself a new gaga will appear soon and all gaga fans will get a taste of what madonna fans have had to put up with, 

latenitebump
latenitebump

 excuze me! i forgot her self-penned classic: the gambler. timeless.

Ivanluciani
Ivanluciani

Children....There is a BIG Difference between using something / someone as Inspiration and taking another Artist's Work and pass it on as ORIGINAL and You Own....and obviously copying her.  Madonna's references in Videos (Marilyn Monroe), Live (Dietrich -Girlie Show, Liza/Cabaret - Keep it Together Blond Ambition), Photography (Guy Bourdin - Hollywood Video), or even Art ( Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varos, Frida, Lucien Freud, Sayat Nova for Bedtime Stories)....etc....Because it PAYS TRIBUTE to them...... AND to take another MUSICAL Artist....That is STILL Relevant....and obviously copying her...

Does  ANYONE really think that Madonna....At this point in the game....The way Media is today.....Would even think about putting something out there that would cause a reason to speculate she is copying another current artist....Specially Gaga?

I think that most haters tend to be younger people who have no idea of what Madonna has done in the past.....So they see anything that Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Minaj, etc do....and they think its So Original.....Don't get me wrong....All these Ladies are Incredibly Talented and I enjoy their Music......But to compare to Madonna is a bit presumptuous....May they all last over 20something years in the biz.....RELEVANT!

Just Sayin......

latenitebump
latenitebump

then madonna should give credit where credit is due instead of taking it all for herself (as if she created these ideas herself--alone.)

she´s not an original and never has been. to mainstream america yes!

well done!its better to look at the past and then try to verdict! madonna is great!!!!

Milad
Milad

Madonna is the only queen of popand the best female artist of all time, and no one can deny it,Gaga is just a new female singer( not copy cat at all)i (love gaga), but i admire madonna!she still look great,and the only queen of pop, and she influenced on evry body(female singers)and no need to copy from any one, look at the chart history! madonna is the only female with most top 10 hits (38),

Ping
Ping

Agreed. It is AWFUL and desperate. Worst of all is "Girl Gone Wild." Trite crap. Give it up, "girl."

anonTWO
anonTWO

yes. and the music is vile too. Britney Spears' "femme fatale" is a more enjoyable, danceable bit of fluff.I attempted to watch the madge's vid  last nite and I made it to about 45 secs, BOOOOOOO-oooring. 

Antwon
Antwon

Madonna's album is amazing. Wow. How does she do it? She just keeps putting out great music over and over. Must be some talent there.

Juliana
Juliana

You need to Google something like "madonna men in heels" to see how much she "copied" Gaga. Madonna only TOOK BACK references that were hers to begin with!

Winston
Winston

Um, that's what the piece says. MAdonna did it first.

Magpie
Magpie

I think Gaga did admit that the "chord progressions" of Born This Way were similar to Express Yourself, but that's as far as she would go.

Isla
Isla

Why is Madonna still trying to create cutting edge dance-pop? Shouldn't she of all people have evolved into something else?

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