"I do like Lady Gaga; she's a total Madonna; she's the Nicki Minaj to Lil Kim," said iamch0pper on #LadyGaga's Twitter feed.
The 25-year-old self-proclaimed fame hooker is all about originality. Her bizzare and unconventional ways had the crowd hooked from the start.
As predicted, Gaga's "Born This Way" was an instant hitmaker and it quickly climbed to the top of the Billboard music charts.
However, after its release, the song and its album cover were cruelly scrutinized. "Born This Way" artwork, while accused of being cheap looking and strange, was eerily remniscient of Kylie Minogue's "Two Hearts."
Lady Gaga "Born This Way" album cover, Photo sourced from different-kitchen.com
Kylie Minogue "Two Hearts" album cover, Photo sourced from 991.com
Then, critics proclaimed Gaga's song to be a Madonna's "Express Yourself" rip-off.
Gaga's musical director was "honoured."
"Very early on, especially with 'Born This Way' there were people making comparisons, but at the end of the day we are honored. I am a huge Madonna fan and just to be compared to someone of her artistry is pretty amazing. We are all fans of her," told Fernado Garibay, producer and DJ, to the US Magazine.
"People naturally need to compartmentalize people so sometimes it is easy for critics to make that association. How many powerful, iconic blondes have been Italian and singers? We are extremely flattered with any comparison we get to Madonna."
Gaga's electric, but is she really an original?
"I am not stupid enough to put a record out and be that moronic. Why would I try to put a song out and think I'm getting one over on everybody? That's retarded," said Gaga to NME.com in April.
"She thinks she is original. I won't have a go at her for that. No one can totally be original anymore. She is trying her hardest to be different. But, if she is trying so hard to be different, why does her music sound the same as any other dance/club/pop song you would hear on the radio?" asked a 14 year old simpleton on Yahoo.
According to various critics, Gaga's "Alejandro" sounded a lot like "Don't Turn Around" by Ace of Base.
"It’s not just familiar – my buddy played ‘Alejandro’ for me for the first time this evening. I didn’t know what it was and immediately exclaimed that, 'Finally, someone has made a GOOD remix on an Ace of Base song that DOESN’T sound like europop dance crap! Who is this?' When he said, “Lady Gaga,” I nearly dropped my drink," said Atonmses on White Folks Get Crunk for Djs at the time of release.
And, in turn, "Don't Turn Around" sounds A LOT like Blondie’s "The Tide is High," according to Newser.
There may be obvious pararells between Madonna and Gaga, as they're both known for their crazy weird style and freakish ways, but Nicki Minaj and Kesha are claimed to be Gaga copies, so in this day and age, is it possible to be authentic, or are all that's left just yesterday's inspirations?
Or maybe critics are just a bunch of crass fools.