RALEIGH, North Carolina - Lady Gaga showed that when it comes to her creative talent she can yell, scream, hoot, and holler with the best of 'em as Roy Rogers used to say.
The "Lady" had just finished performing her concert at Raleigh's Nicotine Stained Ashtray Auditorium when she was asked about the fact that the former singer known as Madonna had told a reporter for Just Saying, the supermarket tabloid, that she (LG) had written a song that sounded very much like a song she (M) had released back in 1989, 21 years ago.
The Madonna song in question is "Express Yourself" and Lady Gaga's song is "Born This Way."
Madonna said that when she recently heard Lady Gaga's song "Born This Way" playing on the radio she was so shocked that she had to pull over to the side of the road to keep from losing control of her 2002 burgundy Volkswagen Beetle.
She pointed out that the chord progression and the staccato notes were identical to the ones on her song "Express Yourself."
Madonna even remarked that the number of cowbell notes in both songs were exactly the same and that they numbered 57 as in Heinz 57.
Lady Gaga angrily remarked that she did not copy Madonna's stupid little song and that if one really listened really close one could hear that in her (LG's) version you can hear a glockenspiel halfway through the song, where as in Madonna's version there is no glockenspiel although there is a marimba, which does sound a little similar.
La Gagagita also pointed out that her song does not have a tambourine part and the back up singers in her song are black whereas Madonna's back up singers were Italian.
Attorneys for both sides are going over the facts, including the notes, lyrics, syncopation, and octaves and they hope to reach some kind of settlement before Friday May 13, which is known as Friday The 13th.