‘F**king smart’ Lady Gaga calls ‘Madonna plagiarism accusation retarded’

April 21st, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Madonna New York, April 21 (ANI): Lady Gaga has lashed out at plagiarism reports in an interview.

The singer slammed at accusations that for her last single ‘Born This Way’ she blatantly ripped off Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself.’

“That’s retarded,” the New York Daily News quoted her as telling NME.

“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,” she added.

When ‘Born This Way’ first was released — and the comparisons to Madonna were instantly made — Gaga insisted she had the Material Girl’s blessing to copy ‘Express Yourself.’

“I got an e-mail from her people and her, sending me their love and complete support on behalf of the single and if the queen says it shall be, then it shall be,” Gaga said in February.

But soon after, Madonna’s rep revealed that no email of the sort was ever sent to Gaga. (ANI)

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