Lady Gaga had some choice words for Madonna in her latest interview with BBC Beats 1.
Host Zane Lowe inadvertently provoked her after asking if she would compare herself to the “Like A Virgin” singer due to their relationships with their fathers.
“There is another artist who has lived a very parallel existence. Based on this story, which I’m sure you can relate to. You know Madonna tells a very similar story… overprotective father… ‘Papa Don’t Preach.’ You know what I mean.”
But the 30-year-old singer wasn’t as ready to agree with Lowe, claiming they are completely different.
“I wouldn’t make that comparison at all. I don’t mean to disrespect Madonna… she’s a nice lady. And she’s had a fantastic, huge career. She’s the biggest pop star of all time,” Gaga said. “But I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours and hours a day in the studio. I’m a producer. I’m a writer. What I do is different.”
This isn’t the first time the two have clashed clashed. Last year in February Madonna claimed Gaga’s hit “Born This Way” is a blatant rip off of her own song “Express Yourself,” as she told ET.
“The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs. It’s got nothing to do with ‘she’s taking my crown’ or ‘she’s in some space of mine.’ She has her thing. I do think she’s a very talented singer and songwriter. It was just that one issue.”
Watch the interview below, starting at the 31:00 mark.
Today (Oct. 2) Lady Gaga released her fifth studio album Joanne. The highly anticipated album was executive produced by Gaga and Mark Ronson and includes collaborations with Beck, Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Father John Misty. Stream Joanne below on Spotify.