Listen guys: Lady Gaga — of image-reinventing, Catholicism-referencing, vaguely empowering dance pop fame — is appalled, just appalled that everyone keeps drawing comparisons between her Madonna, whoever that even is. So cut it out, okay?! She's especially pissed about all those claims out there that her "Express Yourself" sound-alike single "Born This Way" lifts from the Madonna classic. So in a new interview in NME, Gaga didn't mince her words:
"I am not stupid enough to put out a record and be that moronic […] No. Listen to me. Why the f**k? I'm a songwriter… Why would I try to put out a song and think I'm getting one over on everybody? That's retarded. If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. It's the same one that's been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I'm the first f**king artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn't mean I'm a plagiarist. It means I'm f**king smart. Sorry."
Snap! She then burst into tears and told the interviewer, "I feel like honestly that God sent me those lyrics and that melody… There's no way for something that pure to be wrong."
So, you heard it here first: "Born This Way" wasn't taken from Madonna, it was taken from God himself.