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Lady Gaga Goes Off After Reporter Asks Why Song Sounds Like Madonna's

Nearly everyone thinks Lady Gaga (photosLady Gaga photos)'s 'Born This Way' sounds and feels a lot like Madonna's 'Express Yourself' -- except Lady Gaga.

And she's apparently tired of hearing about it. In an interview with NME, Gaga went off on a reporter after he questioned her about the similarities between the hits.

"I don't think so... I swear to you. I am not stupid enough to put out a record and be that moronic."

When the reporter insists that "the reference seemed so obvious that it had to be intentional," the singer goes off.

“No. Listen to me. Why the f--k? I'm a songwriter. I've written loads of music. Why would I try to put out a song and think I'm getting one over on everybody? That's retarded."

"What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about. I will look you in your eyes and tell you that I am not dumb enough or moronic enough to think that you are dumb enough or moronic enough not to see that I would have stolen a melody."

"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 that I'm f--king smart. Sorry."

"There's a lot of people who want to see me fail. The minute they see something to shoot at, they shoot, and the bigger I become the bigger target I am."

"Nobody in this room at any point looked around and said 'Oh my God, it's 'Express Yourself'. Not once. Listen. I swear to you. I can only be honest with you about it."

"I don't know. This is exhausting. I just don't wanna perpetuate that shit. I'm sure you want to address it but it's just so ridiculous."

"I was just f--king shellshocked by it. It's so funny to hear you say, 'It must have been a homage', I'm like, no. When I homage, I f--king homage with a big sign saying I've done it. Why would I not do that now?"

"I just like… I just have to say, I feel like honestly that God sent me those lyrics and that melody."

"When you feel a message to give to the world and people are shooting arrows at it... there's no way for something that pure to be wrong."

April 22, 2011 |

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