There is an old habit found in celebrities to take potshots at each other when on stage. Madonna demonstrated the same when she took a sly dig at Lady Gaga in the opening concert of her World tour at Tel Aviv in Israel. The 53 year old singer and songwriter has provided enough material for celebrity gossip columns through this gesture of her. When Madonna ended the medley with ‘She’s not me!’, it was enough for the cheering fans to understand exactly what she wanted to express. Here is a short account of the rivalry observed between these two stars.
Account of Madonna – Lady Gaga Rivalry
The rivalry between Lady Gaga and Madonna has always been a matter of interest for celebrity gossip contributors. The intention has always been to draw humor out of this rivalry without making it appear too serious. Even comedians could not resist the temptation of poking fun at this tug-of-war that going on for past few years.
Lady Gaga has risen to popularity in the past few years. She has enjoyed a huge fan following owing to the smash hits she produced in the form of ‘The Fame’ of year 2008. However, her album, ‘Born This Way’ was criticized for having similarities with Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’. Lady Gaga’s work is also said to be very much similar to Madonna’s 1980s dance club. Madonna herself didn’t give much attention to the issue of alleged plagiarism of her songs back in 2011 when Lady Gaga’s album, ‘Born This Way’ was released. Despite all the talks of rivalry between Madonna and Lady Gaga, the latter has interestingly always remained humble. She also accepts that she has been influenced by great artists like Michael Jackson and Madonna herself. Lady Gaga admits that she is one of the biggest fans of Madonna.
Meanwhile, the world tour proved to be an ideal event for Madonna to revive her connection with Israel. For a decade or so, Madonna has made regular trips to Israel. Her interest in Kabbalah is well-known and has gained public attention. She has also been criticized for taking too much interest in matters related to this country. In the tour of year 2008-09, Madonna had wrapped herself in the Israeli flag. It has also been reported that some of the rabbis from Israel urged her to take up religious study.
Coming back to the rivalry of these famous singers and songwriters we can say that no matter what these celebrities say and communicate through their songs, there is an underlying urge to express themselves. Artists get inspired from each others’ work and there nothing wrong with it. It is the respect they hold for each other that counts. The fans (and yes, the celebrity gossip columnists) of both Madonna and Lady Gaga would want such playful interactions between these celebrities to make life interesting and fun-filled.