Madonna's Phony Bologna Feuding: The Material Girl's Five Best Beefs of 2012
Talk show hosts, contemporary pop stars, and LARPers have all had something nasty to say about The Queen of Pop over the past few months.
In fact, the snark has been so intense, we wouldn't be surprised if the whole thing wasn't a "rebranding" comparable to Miley Cyrus promoting her newfound sluttiness. Maybe this is how people will start to think Madonna is edgy again, because she's just crazy enough to join Twitter for a day to talk shit.
Crossfade thinks all this phony bologna "feuding" is whack. Nonetheless, check out our top five Madonna-related beefs of 2012.
The Dispute: From the second Morgan inherited Larry King's coveted slot, the host has inexplicably taken endless shots at The Queen of Pop. First he joked about Lady Gaga (more on her later) rendering Madonna irrelevant. Then he made fun of the Material Mom's manly arms. And now he's taken his ambiguously motivated hate to Twitter. The official responses? "Madonna doesn't even know who Piers Morgan is" and, most recently, that the talking head is "delusional for starting a feud with her."
The Winner: Madonna. Who the fuck is Piers Morgan?
The Dispute: After a few months of broiling media tension over the similarities between Madonna's classic "Express Yourself" and Gaga's more recent "Born This Way," Esther went on 20/20 and told interviewer Cynthia McFadden that when she first heard the track she thought, "it sounded very familiar." Gaga's producer responded by calling Madonna an old lady and a few months later Gaga described the initial accusation as, "retarded."
The Winner: Lady Gaga. Even if she is guilty of plagiarism, hasn't Madonna been ripping off the gay club scene for decades?