In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Madonna talks what it means to be “queen,” and why she has a plan to make the masses stop comparing her and Lady Gaga.
Madonna says there was never any drama between her and Lady Gaga besides that Gaga’s “Born This Way” sounded very similar to Madonna’s “Express Yourself.”
“I do think she’s a very talented singer and songwriter. It was just that one issue. And everybody’s obviously running with it and turned it into a huge feud, which I think is really boring, quite frankly,” Madonna said.
When asked how she felt about her fans and the media calling her the “queen of pop,” Madonna was more than humble.
“I do think of myself as a queen, but I don’t think I’m the only queen,” she said. “There’s room for other queens. We reign over different kingdoms. I don’t think she — (Lady Gaga) — wants my crown.”
It seems that after Sunday’s impressive performance by Lady Gaga at the Oscars, not even the star who called the Lady “reductive” has a negative word for Gaga.
“We live in a world where people like to pit women against each other. And this is why I love the idea of embracing other females who are doing what I’m doing. It’s important for us to support each other,” Madonna said.
Madonna’s issue of Rolling Stone isn’t out until later this week, but photos of the interview are already online. Some news sources are continuing the Madonna-Gaga feud using only one quote from the interview instead of the whole transcript.
“The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs,” Madonna said. “It’s got nothing to do with ‘she’s taking my crown’ or ‘she’s in some space of mine.’ She has her thing.”
Finally, the feud between Madonna and Gaga can be laid to rest. But not just that. Madonna’s last words on the subject might be the best.
“I don’t care anymore. Here’s the thing: one day everyone’s going to shut up about it. You’ll see! I have a plan.”