Lady Gaga "Floored" By Madonna Singing Her Song
Mother Monster has addressed Madge's mash-up of Born This Way...
The Queen of Pop performed a mash-up of her tune Express Yourself with Born This Way during her recent MDNA world tour, after comparisons between the two songs were made - which caused controversy between the pair.
When quizzed by Attitude magazine about Madge, Mother Monster said: "I have to be really honest, I was completely kind of floored that Madonna was singing my song on her stage every night.
"I'm certainly not thinking about anybody but me and my fans when I'm on stage. The fact that I was on her mind at all. I mean, Madonna's... she's Madonna."
She continued: "I looked up to her for a long time. I'm not quite sure what her intention was - to do that in the show - but I don't really care.
"I think playing into the gossip of the tabloids and, I guess the fodder of the competition, that's just not what I'm about.
"She chooses to use her voice the way she chooses to use hers and I choose to use mine the way I use mine. All it meant to me was that Madonna Ciccone was singing my song on her stage and I'm 27!"
Gaga added: "And as a punk-rocker from New York, I've basically been hoping that I would become so good that one day I would p*ss off Madonna!"
Speaking of the claims that she ripped off Madge, Lady G went on: "I truthfully believe that there was nothing about those records sounding alike, and everything about this gay icon versus gay icon nonsense.
"I don't need to take anybody's torch. I have no interest in taking anybody's torch. I am over here and they are over there and if you feel connected to it, the door is open for you to come in and enjoy this with us."
The Poker Face star concluded: "But this need for competition was everything that 'Born This Way' isn't about!"
Gaga's new album ARTPOP is due for release on November 11.