Madonna has left open the possibility
of recording a duet with Lady Gaga.
Madonna commented on Lady Gaga during a
wide-ranging interview with ABC News' Cynthia McFadden.
The interview was being portioned out
between various ABC properties. Nightlight broadcast a
segment on Thursday and Good Morning America visited with the
Queen of Pop on Friday.
During a segment aired Friday on 20/20,
Madonna was asked if she thought Lady Gaga was ripping her off.
“I certainly think she references me
a lot in her work,” Madonna said. “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.”
“It doesn't feel like a rip off?”
“No, because she's she and I'm me,”
“Would you ever do a duet with her?”
“It hasn't occurred to me, but never
Madonna added that she thought Lady
Gaga's Born This Way sounded “familiar” to her 1989 hit
“It feels reductive,” Madonna said.
“Is that good?” McFadden asked.
“Look it up,” Madonna calmly
For the record, McFadden noted,
“reductive” means “simplified” or “crude.”