At her June 10 'Born This Way Ball' concert in Auckland, Lady Gaga said she was hurt by recent claims from the media, and Madonna, that a song of hers is a near-copy of a hit from the Material Girl. It's not the first time she's spoken of it.
The song in question is of course 'Born This Way' which Lady Gaga has been accused of taking from Madonna's 'Express Yourself', a hit off her 1989 album 'Like a Prayer'. Madonna herself is currently on tour and in Tel Aviv recently did a jam that combined the two songs, with hers morphing into Lady Gaga's. Madonna has said 'Born This Way' was a "wonderful way to redo my song."
Lady Gaga on Madonna accusations
Lady Gaga told an audience in the recent past in a concert that "It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves to put other people down or make fun of them or maybe make mockery of their work. And that doesn't make me feel good at all."
This time, in the Auckland, New Zealand concert she said she "learned so much this year...about negativity...about people trying to tear you down." She then told her audience that "things are really different than they were 25 years ago, and that's what makes 'Born this Way' so relevant for me." Gaga added that "we don't have to all slice and hate each other anymore."
The Fame Monster continues her tour in Australia until July 8 before taking a month off and resuming the 'Born This Way Ball' in Europe.