Sunday, October 20, 2013
"LADY GAGA IS A REDUCTIVE MADONNA COPY! SHE'S OVER NOW!
Lady Gaga has blasted critics who compare her to Madonna in a series of tweets. The singer, who will release her new album ARTPOP next month, posted the messages to her over 40 million Twitter followers on Sunday (October 20), addressing not only the Madonna controversy but also reports of her alleged drug abuse and rumors that she is an "hermaphrodite".
Addressing comparisons between her 'Born This Way' aesthetic and a picture of Madonna wearing a high ponytail in the '90s, Gaga tweeted: "LADY GAGA IS A REDUCTIVE MADONNA COPY! SHE'S OVER NOW! #WriteWhatUWant #SayWhatUWantBoutMe #ImNotSorry."
Gaga also posted a 2012 interview with Cynthia McFadden in which Madonna described her work as "reductive", adding: "I don't need anybody's permission to be remembered. I will be. Whether they like it or not."
Finally, she addressed her recent chart feud with Katy Perry, citing criticisms for her single 'Applause' not debuting at number one like Perry's 'Roar'.
The singer wrote: "... #UWontUseMyMind I write for the music not the charts."