The Poker Face singer was recently asked whether her hit song Born This Way was a knock-off of Madge’s Express Yourself.
“I’m a songwriter,” GaGa replied.
I’ve written loads of music. Why would I try to put out a song and think I’m getting one over on everybody? That’s retarded.
“What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about… If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression. It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years.
Just because I’m the first f***ing artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I’m a plagiarist, it means that I’m f***ing smart. Sorry.”