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What Does Madonna Really Think of ‘Born This Way’?

Remember the controversy kicked up a whole year ago about the similarities between Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" and Madonna's "Express Yourself"? Madonna does ... mostly, because the media won't let her forget it. Graham Norton asked Madge about Gaga on his U.K. talk show this week, and she politely said, "When I first saw her I was really impressed by her and she was cool," adding, "She did remind me of me back in the day." In a new interview with Newsweek, though, Madonna delivered a somewhat chillier take on how Gaga — and specifically "Born This Way" — reminds her of herself. "I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song," she told the magazine. "I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was ... interesting." Yes, she called it "interesting," which is like the passive-aggressive "aloha" of adjectives: so many potential meanings! Well played, Madonna.

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