It's no secret that Madonna knows how to express herself, especially when it comes to making jabs at her pop-diva rival, Lady Gaga. But is it all in good fun or just plain rude? It's getting harder and harder to tell these days.
The 53-year-old superstar was caught on video this past weekend rehearsing "Express Yourself" for her upcoming show in Israel when — mid-song — she suddenly burst into Gaga's popular hit single "Born This Way," mashing up the two songs together.
You don't need to be Sherlock Holmes to solve this mystery: Madonna is (not so) subtly pointing out the similarities between the two songs, thus making Gaga seem like a copycat. Hollywood.com has reached out for comment and have yet to hear back. See the video mash-up below:
But this isn't the first time the claws have come out between these two. Madonna has made numerous snarky comments in the past, where she accuses Gaga of ripping off her songs and her style.
"I certainly think she references me a lot in her work," the veteran pop diva told 20/20 back in January. "Obviously, I've influenced her." She also was quoted in Newsweek as calling "Born This Way" a "wonderful way to redo my song." She even went so far as to say Gaga has an "obsession" with her at the Venice Film Festival in September 2011, making it clear that the adoration was not mutual.
However, Madonna has been known to strike a pose very similar to Gaga from time to time. Madonna's "Girl Gone Wild" music video was met with a wave of controversy by little monsters worldwide, accusing the singer of taking a few too many pages out of Gaga's "Alejandro" music video. Dancing with shirtless men may not be all that uncommon, but when both sets of men are wearing heels then it's a completely different story. The video also ends with Madonna crying black tears, which seems quite similar to Gaga's Fame Monster album cover. Pot, meet Kettle.
Check out the two videos below and see the comparisons for yourself:
Madonna Goes Wild in Girl Gone Wild Music Video
Madonna Calls Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' a 'Wonderful Way To Redo My Song'
Madonna Remarks on Lady Gaga's 'Obsession' With Her