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Madonna: Lady GaGa's Born This Way "Sounded Familiar"

Madge has hit out at Lady G, stating BTW copied her hit Express Yourself...

Madonna has revealed that when she first heard pop rival Lady GaGa's hit single Born This Way, she thought it sounded "very familiar" to her own work.

Back when GaGa first released the anthem, people noticed the similarities between BTW and Madge's 1989 hit Express Yourself - with the Queen of Pop now admitting that she was 'surprised' by how alike the two tunes were.

Speaking to ABC News about the Marry The Night singer, Madonna revealed: "I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. And sometimes I think it's amusing and flattering and well-done,

"When I heard ['Born This Way'] on the radio ... I said, 'that sounds very familiar' ... It felt reductive."

The Vogue hitmaker was then asked whether "reductive" was a good or bad thing, to which she replied: "Look it up."

Madge has also commented on GaGa's BTW to Newsweek/The Daily Beast, stating she felt Lady G 'copied' Express Yourself: "I thought, 'What a wonderful way to redo my song'. I mean, I recognised the chord changes. I thought it was… interesting."

Earlier this week, Madonna revealed that her 12th studio album would be called M.D.N.A - which is due for release in the spring.

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