Pop legend Madonna has mentioned Lady Gaga in a new interview. Speaking to Vogue UK, the "Express Yourself" singer dismissed the reports that she and Gaga had been enemies, blaming it on society's tendency to pit women against each other.
"People got very excited about the thought of Lady Gaga and myself as enemies, when we never were enemies," Madonna said.
Rumors of a feud started flying back in 2011, when Madonna called Gaga's hit single "Born This Way" a "reductive" copy of her 1989 song "Express Yourself." She told The Daily Beast, "I thought, 'What a wonderful way to redo my song.' I mean, I recognised the chord changes." Madonna went on to perform a medley of "Express Yourself" and "Born This Way" during her 2012 MDNA World Tour.
Madonna and Lady Gaga were last spotted together at an Oscars after party in February. "Don't Mess with Italian Girls," Madonna wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the two smiling during an impromptu photoshoot.