Madonna vs Gaga: The Material Girl takes a swipe at her Lady as she launches into Born This Way during tour rehearsals


Madonna vs Gaga: The Material Girl takes a swipe at the Lady as she launches into Born This Way during tour rehearsals

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20:22 GMT, 28 May 2012

When Lady Gaga released her single Born This Way last year, many commentated on how much it sounded like Madonna's well-known song Express Yourself.

Even The Material Girl herself hinted at the similarities between the two songs at the time saying she thought they were 'interesting'.

But she clearly hasn't let it go and last night she was filmed rehearsing in Israel for her MDNA tour taking what appeared to be a swipe at her younger contemporary.

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The original: Madonna, seen here rehearsing in Israel this weekend, was filmed later in the day taking a pop at Lady Gaga

The original: Madonna, seen here rehearsing in Israel this weekend, was filmed later in the day taking a pop at Lady Gaga

As she was practising her moves for Express Yourself, the song then went into a percussion break before Madonna launched into Born This Way.

She then mashed Express Yourself back into the song before she started to sing She's Not Me from her 2008 album 'Hard Candy'.

The leaked footage appeared on YouTube today but it was unclear whether Madonna was paying homage to Gaga or having a dig.

Born this way Madonna and her dancers practise their moves for her upcoming MDNA tour

Born this way Madonna and her dancers practise their moves for her upcoming MDNA tour

When Gaga's song came out in May last year, Madonna said: 'I thought, “What a wonderful way to redo my song”. I mean, I recognised the chord changes. I thought it was… interesting.'

She also told Cynthia McFadden on 20/20: 'When I heard it on the radio, I said “that sounds very familiar”. It feels reductive.'

But Gaga defended herself and retorted: 'That's retarded. If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities is the chord progression.

Denial: When Madonna compared the two songs last year, Gaga, seen here performing in Taiwan this month, refused to accept that she had copied her idol

Denial: When Madonna compared the two songs last year, Gaga, seen here performing in Taiwan this month, refused to accept that she had copied her idol

'It's the same one that's been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I'm the first f****** artist in 25 years to thinking of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I'm a plagiarist, it means I’m f****** smart. Sorry.'

Gaga is currently on her Born This Way tour and is currently in Singapore while Madonna kick starts her MDNA Tour in Tel Aviv on Thursday.