Madonna: Britney Spears Is Better Than Lady Gaga

Entertainment Feb. 2, 2012 AT 2:58PM
Madonna: Britney Spears Is Better Than Lady Gaga Credit: The Advocate

Suffice to say, Madonna is tired of being compared to Lady Gaga.

In the March issue of The Advocate, the 53-year-old Material Girl is once again asked what she thinks about the 25-year-old "Born This Way" singer -- much to her chagrin.

"I have no thoughts," Madonna says cooly. "What's the question?"

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When prodded about how Lady Gaga has influenced today's gay youth -- much as she did in the '80s and '90s -- Madonna pauses for a moment to compose herself.

"It seems genuine," Madonna responds. "It seems natural, and I can see why she has a young gay following. I can see that they connect to her kind of not fitting into the conventional norm. I mean, she's not Britney Spears. She's not built like a brick sh-thouse."

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Madonna adds that Gaga "seems to have had a challenging upbringing, and so I can see where she would also have that kind of connection, a symbiotic relationship with gay men."

It's not the first time the mother-of-four and "Gimme All Your Luvin" singer has made sly digs at Lady Gaga, whose song "Born This Way" drew criticism for its similarities to Madonna's 1989 hit "Express Yourself."

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"I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song ["Express Yourself"]," Madonna recently told Newsweek. "I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was . . . interesting."

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