"I refuse to be compared to anyone": Harley Quinn actress, Lady Gaga, took a swipe at Madonna by suggesting that the $850 million pop icon is just a showgirl with no talent. Celebrity feuds are common in the entertainment industry, but the rivalry between Lady Gaga and Madonna is particularly complicated, as the two have frequently thrown subtle shades at each other. Their feud appears to cool down at times, but it often gets reignited by either new comments or old remarks.
As musicians in the same genre, they are often compared by their fans. However, things took a serious turn when Gaga was asked about their feud, and she responded by claiming that she was in a completely different league from Madonna!
During an interview with Beats 1 Radio, the 37-year-old actress stated that she was "very different" from the Queen of Pop and directly took a swipe at her. She said,
"Just to clarify, we're very different. I wouldn't compare myself to her at all," Lady Gaga asserted, standing firm in her position. However, things began to escalate as she went on to enumerate the differences between herself and the Queen of Pop.
"I don't want to show any disrespect towards Madonna. She's a lovely person, and she's had a tremendous career - probably the biggest pop star of all time. But I play multiple instruments. I write all my own music. I spend countless hours in the studio as a producer and writer. What I do is distinct."
Did Lady Gaga just insinuate that Madonna was a talentless showgirl who merely had a successful career? Her choice of words left many of her fans displeased. The "Fame" singer continued by saying that her spontaneity in her work arose from her ability to overcome her failures.
Lady Gaga launched a direct attack on Madonna! While emphasizing the differences between their music, she ultimately cornered Madonna by stating that she refuses to be compared to anyone.
The "Joker: Folie à Deux" actress stated, "I don't mean to be disrespectful. I will not be compared to anyone. I am who I am, and this is me."
Their feud has left many confused about the true nature of their relationship. In 2019, the "Like a Virgin" singer told British Vogue that they "never were enemies." Although they share a similar music career, Gaga is also actively pursuing acting and is set to take over the role of Harley Quinn from Margot Robbie in the upcoming Joker sequel, "Joker: Folie à Deux." The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on October 4, 2024.