The Lady Gaga and Madonna Feud is Back as Oscar Buzz Escalates
by Kristine Sage
3 months ago
In the realm of Hollywood feuds, Lady Gaga and Madonna rank quite high on the charts. Now the long-running feud has refuelled, as Lady Gaga’s clout gets a loud momentum from her recent performance in “A Star is Born”, and Madonna, as usual, has something to say.
Madonna showed frustration with a line that Lady Gaga kept dropping in her interviews, accusing Lady Gaga of stealing it from her. “There can be 100 people in a room and 99 of them don’t believe in you, but all it takes is one and it just changes your whole life…” she was heard saying in multiple interviews.
As it turns out, Madonna has said something similar back in the 1980s. Madonna had shared a video on her Instagram story of an interview she gave several decades ago, in which she dropped that one line.
WOW — Madonna: "There's 100 people in a room..." pic.twitter.com/nBDt13kk79— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) December 2, 2018
She followed with a picture of herself posted on her Instagram feed captioned, “Don’t f**k with me Monday.” Back in 2012, she described Lady Gaga’s whole output as “reductive”, when it was suggested to her that Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” was heavily influenced by her 1989 classic, “Express Yourself”.
There have always been tension between the two celebrities, especially with the fact that they both share many similarities in their career and demeanours. Their songs and videos feature elaborate personas and costuming, high production values, and sometimes sexually charged, provocative imagery. They have become icons of each of their times.
Lady Gaga is claimed to be the no. 1 contender to actually win the Academy Award this year for her performance in “A Star is Born”, ahead of Glenn Close, Olivia Colman, Melissa McCarthy, or Viola Davis.