Anytime someone has a huge hit, people always claim it was poached from someone else, though usually it’s another musician rather than a deity. According to the singer, Lady Gaga’s new single “Judas” was sent to her by the Lord Almighty him or herself. “I feel like honestly that God sent me those lyrics and that melody,” Gaga said in a teary interview. “When you feel a message to give to the world and people are shooting arrows through it … there’s no way for something that pure to be wrong.” Hmm, didn’t Gaga claim Alexander McQueen wrote “Judas” as well, despite the fact that he too is of the spirit world? We guess our impression that Heaven is a big recording studio where our friends and relatives jam out to Lady Gaga songs was right after all. Take that, organized religion!
While Gaga, playing the SNL season finale with Justin Timberlake May 21, willingly cops to using beats provided by supernatural beings, she is out to shut down comparisons to another pop goddess. “If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression,” Gaga explained, arguing that similarities between “Born This Way” and Madonna‘s “Express Yourself” are purely coincidental. “It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I’m the first f–king artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I’m a plagiarist, it means I’m f–king smart. Sorry.” The other similarity between the two singers? Weird Al parodied Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Madge’s “Like A Virgin,” though unlike the Madonna’s spoof Al’s ode to Mother Monster has apparently been nixed by Gaga’s camp. Listen Lady, your heavenly ghost writers probably just got too caught up rocking out to the Like A Prayer album and they got carried away. Let’s just hope they never start channeling Madonna’s American life. Though, they’re in heaven, so why would they?