Madonna sat with Cynthia McFadden on ABC’s 20/20, discussing everything from her liking to younger men (she swears it’s not on purpose) sex education with her children (Lourdes already had “the talk”) kissing Nicki Minaj and the Super Bowl, to which she nonchalantly says “I have to put on the greatest show on earth.”
When told by McFadden that she’s a romantic, she responds, “I am, sorry.” She continues sounding more than a little snobby during a cooking question, “I don’t think I’ve ever cooked a meal entirely by myself…I do everything else, do I have to do everything?”
Then, when it came to Lady Gaga, she simply seemed on the fence. I don’t know if she’s on the fence about loving or hating her, or if she simply had to hold back her territorial pop fangs. In other words, her complete and total jealousy that Lady Gaga does borrow from her and is much much more successful than her at this moment in time.
“She’s a very talented artist. I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. And sometimes I think it’s amusing and flattering and well done. I can’t really be annoyed by it or insulted by it because obviously I’ve influenced her…she’s she and I’m me.”
Earlier, in a separate Newsweek quote, Madge said that when she heard “Born This Way” she recognized that it was more than similar. “I thought, What a wonderful way to redo my song. I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was…interesting.” Then, on 20/20 she said it felt “reductive.”
McFadden asked if that was a good thing and Madonna simply said, “look it up.”
If you ask me, I’d say the real reason for Madonna’s coy Lady Gaga comments is the same reason she dates younger men, gets botox and takes naps in a sleeping bag lined with anti-wrinkle cream: she wants to be young again. #Jealousy…it’s such an evil thing.
[Reductive = “Tending to present a subject or problem in a simplified form, esp. one viewed as crude.”]