There is a quote that Lady Gaga has uttered numerous times throughout the press tour for A Star is Born. It relates to her co-star/director Bradley Cooper, and how he was the one person who believed Lady Gaga could pull off her phenomenal performance in her big debut, and how that helped propel her film star-making turn in the acclaimed remake. It's an inspiring story. It's also one that has furthered the divide between Gaga and Madonna.
First, here's the quote from Lady Gaga that is giving the "Shallow" singer grief from Madonna. It is a quote Lady Gaga has used ad nauseum by now.
As it was explained by Cosmopolitan, Madonna posted a video on her Instagram Story that seemed to be directed at her fellow actress/musician. On social media, Madonna dug up a vintage clip from the '80s that found the "Like a Prayer" musician saying something similar to what Lady Gaga said.
While Madonna didn't mention Lady Gaga directly, the implication that was made fairly clear -- particularly to anyone who has been keeping up with Lady Gaga's press tour and the number of times she has uttered the quote found above. Madonna wants to reignite her salty relationship with Gaga.
You can watch the retro interview footage below, which was saved by another social media user.
Now, there's a slight chance that Madonna just wanted to post some old interview footage of herself to give her followers a blast from the past. It's not out of the question. But it sounds like a lot of people are jumping to the conclusion that Madonna's social media post was meant to attack Lady Gaga.
But it should be noted that Madonna and Lady Gaga were each talking about two entirely different things when they said their respective quotes -- several times when it comes to Lady Gaga. Madonna was talking about her critics, and how it took a bit of time before she was respected the way she is today. Gaga, meanwhile, was talking about how Bradley Cooper saw a wealth of potential in the musician as an actress, and how that changed her.
In any case, Madonna is seemingly mad at Lady Gaga for what she believes is stealing one of her famous quotes from several decades earlier. Is she in the right or in the wrong? It's ultimately up to the fans to decide. Though it does sound like Lady Gaga might want to retire that already viral quote in the near future.
A Star is Born is still playing in theaters now.
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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