Although it’s still unclear as to whether or not Madonna has embraced Lady Gaga [and the comparison’s to her that Lady Gaga didn’t seem to mind, and certainly did not fight] don’t try extending those comparisons out to the other pop starlets and think Lady Gaga is going to take too kindly to that.
If you remember one of our earlier posts about the comparison [of Gaga and Madonna], then you remember my saying that Gaga, at first, seemed a little hurt that she wasn’t embraced by Madonna but after some time, I found it redeemable that she let it go and eventually learned to laugh at it all (despite the public digs Madonna would spew because of the comparison’s to “Express Yourself” and Gaga’s “Born This Way”). Bottom line on their thing was: Madonna-that Leo-just didn’t seem to be okay with imitation being a form of flattery-at all.
I’m guessing since the Madonna comparisons didn’t pan out too well, the public thought they could just move right on to the next pop star to push up on Gaga – but uh un *wiggles finger*
“I don’t know what the _ _ _ _ all I have to do with Katy Perry. Our music is so completely different. I couldn’t be more different, really. I really don’t fit in pop music in a way, but I came through it and I’d like to think I changed it in some way so you can feel like you don’t have to fit into a mold.”
For quite some time now, Gaga 27, and Katy Perry, 29, have long been musically compared but have always denied there was any feuding among them. Just back in August after the release of her “Applause” single (which was released on the same day as Katy’s “Roar”), Gaga applauded Katy by saying [to Ryan Seacrest]: “I really like Katy Perry and I like her fans.”
I’m thinking-the #ArtPop singer Gaga couldn’t be more than right-she and Katy are two different people who take art and pop to two totally different levels and extremes.
If (as we reported) Katy couldn’t so much as be okay with trading spit with Miley, she’s certainly not built for the performance art that Lady Gaga is into.
During a performance at this past Thursday’s SXSW while on stage, Gaga allowed vomit painter Millie Brown to throw up on her body—and then she proceeded to perform the rest of her concert covered in puke.
I doubt that #ArtForFreedom singer Madonna would even do/allow that, so Gaga is more than right when she said: “I couldn’t be more different, really. I really don’t fit in pop music in a way, but I came through it and I’d like to think I changed it in some way so you can feel like you don’t have to fit into a mold.”
…I couldn’t agree more.
Just this week during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Gaga wore an outfit made of coffee filters from head to toe.
And as she did that year of the music awards, if Gaga can sit for 3 hours in a suit made from real meat, mere sputum and regurgitated food is nothing to a Gaga-she’s on a whole new level of pop performance texture and dimension.
Gaga explains: “I’ve known Millie [Brown] for I think like five years now and we’ve actually collaborated before . . . she was just in town and so we thought we would collaborate again. It was just exciting to see people talk about performance art on the internet. We really just did it because we believe in the performance and we believe in what it meant to the song.”
…and she means (and does) just that.
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