Lady Gaga has repeatedly credited Madonna as her inspiration, but apparently the former Queen of Pop does not take that as a compliment.
Some of the lyrics from Madonna’s upcoming album were leaked today, and appear to attack Gaga for “copying” her style.
“You're a copycat, Where is my royalty? You're a pretty girl, I'll give you that. But stealing my recipe, it's an ugly look,” sings Madonna in her song ‘Two Steps Behind Me’.
“Did you study me hard enough? You're never gonna be, you're just a wannabe me. Like a sister all messed-up, who's gonna help you out? In your fantasy, you can try it all. But you can't be me.”
“You can walk the walk, even talk the talk. But you'll always be two steps behind me.”
A source close to Madonna confirmed the song is aimed at Lady Gaga, telling The Sun that “Gaga’s going to be mortified”.
“They're very harsh lyrics but Madonna really wants to express herself again.”
There’s no official word on when the album will be released, but it was teased that it could be before the end of the year.
“I'm hearing Madonna may well drop the first of the tracks as soon as November, much earlier than expected. I can't wait.”
If it sparks the epic pop feud Madge is clearly gunning for, then neither can we.