November 6, 2012


Madonna Confirms She Was Rejected By Lady Gaga

Jeff Kravitz
Jeff Kravitz

Not long ago, Madonna vowed she and Lady Gaga would share a stage "one day, very soon." Well, it looks like Madge spoke out of turn because she just revealed that Gaga nixed the idea before it could get off the ground.

"You know, I invited [Gaga] onstage to sing with me. But she turned me down," Madonna explained to fans on her tour stop in St. Paul, MN. "It's okay. I've been rejected before, it builds a little character."

Not one to let sleeping monsters lie, Madonna stoked the fires of controversy once more before letting it go: "I have the best fans in the whole world. So take that, Lady Gaga!" Oooh, burn!

Still, this is a big admission for the Queen of Pop to make: The heir/threat to her throne felt confident enough turning her down. Funny how that works, right? You'd think that after talking smack about how someone's music and style is a rip-off of what you did 20 years earlier, they'd be pretty eager to get onstage with you. After all, who doesn't want the chance to be criticized and humiliated in person?

What do you think? Did Gaga make the right choice in turning Madge down? Or does Gaga owe her a favor, given that Madonna blazed trails for female pop stars with actual personalities like herself?