Lady Gaga Rips Off Madonna & Fakes Originality In 'Alejandro' Music Video!

Wed, June 2, 2010 10:44am EST by 43 Comments

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Lady Gaga’s ‘original’ style seems to steal from the Material Girl yet again in her ‘Alejandro’ video – and she’s not the only one!

The just released 19 second preview for Lady Gaga‘s video ‘Alejandro’ proves yet again that music’s greatest video thief is at it again. In less than thirty seconds the pop star manages to rip off not one, not two, not three, BUT four pop video staples we have seen before! We have them listed below for you!

  1. Madonna: ‘Express Yourself’ Gaga gets started a mere one second in by showing off a wide legged paint suit with sleeveless top that looks exactly the same as Miss M’s very recognizable outfit from her iconic video.
  2. Madonna: ‘Erotic’ Just in case anyone is bored 12 seconds into the video, Lady Gaga begins cutting in with brief scenes depicting her and another man enjoying the company of one another in a somewhat rough way. Thanks for the great idea M!
  3. Madonna: ‘Vogue’ Third time’s the charm for G who, in addition to making the video black and white, finds herself in the final second of the preview with her hair slicked, wearing a long dress, surrounded by men. Very creative Gaga!
  4. Janet Jackson: ‘Rhythm Nation’ This one may be a stretch but we would like to think Gaga is an equal opportunity thief and the chorus of choreographed extras throughout the video do somewhat mirror Ms. Jackson’s signature song (and another great black and white video). Though, we could also make an argument they too are plucked from Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’ Video.

It is not that Lady Gaga’s video is bad, it looks pretty amazing and if you are going to steal, steal from the best. It just seems like it may be time for everyone to start pulling back on the notion that Ms. Gaga is a remarkably original creature. She has a long, long way to go to reach the level of both Madonna and Janet!

In her possible defense however, Gaga did hand selected Madonna’s photographer of choice to direct the video – Steven Klein. A complete knock-off may have been the goal!

-Chris Spargo

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Posted at 1:07 PM on June 13, 2010  

madonna is the most iconic and influential female pop star the world has ever seen and thats not an opinion-thats a FACT and lady gaga wants to BE madonna-thats obvious to anybody with eyeballls! the way she goes around talking about her love for gays is so funny because its so obvious shes trying to be the gay icon madonna is! the difference between madonna and gaga is they came to madonna-she didnt have to go to them! but gaga sees how faithful the gay community has been to madonna and she wants the same for herself, thats why shes always gushing over them, hoping they will give her the same treatment that they have given madonna! gaga is P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C!

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Posted at 5:38 PM on June 12, 2010  

It’s about time people unvail their eyes this thing called lady gaga is a complete unoriginal creature.
Not only her videos her music her looks she’s not the first one to ever do anything she does but apparently everybody needs a younger madonna i don’t think she’s the right one. like they said above there’s too much road to go. i belive she won’t be able to mananage to fit the greatest of Queen , Bowie, Madonna and Janet not see it commin!
Aparently she did went to school and study pop icons and now she just ensable them up everything she did does and will do. people wake up she’s not who she’s making her look like.

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