The Material Girl reportedly may be using her upcoming concert tour as a forum to perform a Material Girl/Mother Monster mash-up.
During a recent concert rehearsal in Israel, Madonna was caught on video performing her 1989 composition, "Express Yourself," before transitioning into Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," complete with the sound of a revving motorcycle that is Gaga's trademark.
Madonna seamlessly flipped back and forth between the choruses of both songs to further illustrate the similarities. She ended with a drum-driven remix of "Express Yourself" and chanted chorus of "Respect yourself … she's not me."
Whether it was an homage or a pointed dig went unstated, but Madonna told "Nightline" anchor Cynthia McFadden in a January interview that Lady Gaga's hit song "Born This Way" felt "reductive" of "Express Yourself."
Lady Gaga has made her mark with a unique style of dress and music that many say is reminiscent of Madonna's iconic style and attitude.
And it's no secret that the "Poker Face" singer admires Madonna; she has spoken of her regard for the pop icon. But the admiration apparently is not mutual.
Last year when a Belgian magazine's reporter asked Madonna about her fans, including Lady Gaga, the singer replied, according to the magazine: "I have no comment on her obsessions related to me, because I do not know if it is based on something profound or superficial."