If shade is an art, one woman reigns supreme. Madonna appears to have accused Lady Gaga of ‘borrowing’ her ideas again, but in an artfully subtle way.
The Material Girl took to her Instagram Stories to remind fans of something she once said in an interview that’s very similar to a quote Gaga’s recently become famous for.
’99 of them don’t believe in you’
Gaga was famously dragged for saying of A Star is Born director Bradley Cooper: ‘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,’ or something along those lines, over and over again on the film’s press tour.
In Madonna’s interview excerpt from the 80s, she says: ‘If there are 100 people in a room and 99 say they liked it, I only remember the one person who didn’t.’
The broad similarities between the comments were immediately picked up on by fans.
— Lady Gaga 96 (@gagamonster96) 3 December 2018
‘Lady Gaga is the front runner to win an Oscar’
Taking to Twitter, one cultural commentator said: ‘Madonna is pressed because she has 9 Razzies and Lady Gaga is the front runner to win an Oscar.’
Another made the valid, if rambling point that: ‘Copying some version of such a common phrase one in a hundred doesn’t seem like [a] big deal. If lady gags copied say a 1 in 224, then yeah, I’d see madonnas point. One in a hundred though is as common as the sun rises.’
However, some social media users took Madonna’s side. One said: ‘Madonna actually not only did things first, but she also said it first…’
Madonna famously once called Lady Gaga’s Born This Way ‘reductive’, implying it was a rip-off of her hit Express Yourself.