Posted Mon, February 28, 2011 12:55pm EST

Chris Says: Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ Video Is Great & Gross, But She Steals From Ke$ha, Madonna & A Dead Man!

Posted Mon, February 28, 2011 12:55pm EST

Lady Gaga’s new video is, as always, a long and at times confusing trip through her mind, but total fun! We could have done without some of the birth visuals however!

At long last, Lady Gaga‘s video for “Born This Way” has arrived, and it is quite the spectacle. Unicorns, alien birth, near-naked dancing and, as always with Gaga, a healthy dose of stealing from other artists. This time it seems to be a little bit of Ke$ha‘s glitter, a nice chunk of Madonna‘s “Express Yourself” and a whole bunch of late designer Alexander McQueen‘s style!

At least Gaga steals from the same people. The Madonna comparisons are always endless and with her giant ponytail and men’s suit, she looks just like the Material Girl. As for ripping off Alexander, it seems a little wrong the singer continues to borrow so heavily from a man who is dead. Just like the soda cans in her hair from her “Telephone” video (taken from McQueen’s Fall/Winter 2009 show), the alien-like knobs on Gaga’s face are a complete rip-off of Alexander’s Spring/Summer 2010 show. Come on Gaga!

Ke$ha seems like it may be somewhat of a stretch, but the girl basically has the market on glitter and unicorns so wouldn’t it just be easier to avoid that?

On a positive, Gaga looks better than ever and her extended dance sequence is amazing. Furthermore,her body is in ridiculous shape!

The plasma birth however, really could do without Gaga. I don’t want to see anyone laying an egg. Ever.

What do you think of Gaga’s new video HollywoodLifers?


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Bradley

Posted at 11:49 PM on February 28, 2012  

Wow this is the worst article I’ve ever read. How is being influenced by someone stealing? The end of the video ACKNOWLEDGES the nod to Madonna. Gaga has always been a huge fan and supporter of McQueen. And I didn’t know Ke$ha copyrighted glitter. . . Also, “Born This Way” and “Blow” both had video releases in the same week. . . She didn’t copy her.

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manny

Posted at 3:42 PM on April 7, 2011  

this guy is anti gaga!!!!wth!!!kesha is so unoriginal1!!and madonna herself is unoriginal!!why is it that madonna has so many lawsuits of copyrightinfrigments?>?

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Aaron

Posted at 8:28 PM on February 28, 2011  

Thankyou for this rational article! So tired of this performer, and I think a lot of other people are too. If she didn’t claim she were the greatest, the most original thing since slice bread, I wouldn’t care. But she does. And she isn’t.

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xtina

Posted at 3:13 PM on February 28, 2011  

Not my favorite of her songs or videos but really you think she is copying McQueen? She straight up wears McQueen there is no copying there. Alexander McQueen collaborated with many musicians when he was alive so what’s wrong with continuing to use his fashion even though he is dead? People still wear Chanel and she has been dead since the 70′s. Fashion doesn’t end when a designer dies and designer fashion is used all the time in videos.

And seriously “the alien-like knobs on Gaga’s face are a complete rip-off of Alexander’s Spring/Summer 2010 show.” If you knew anything you would know that Lady Gaga officially unveiled “Bad Romance” at that same show. Know your facts before you start accusing people of stealing ideas. When you start talking about things you are unsure of it makes the rest of the article seem like bull.

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brushpicks

Posted at 12:38 AM on March 1, 2011  

Have you seen that youtube video of Gaga talking abt BTW? In that, she talked as is SHE was the one who came up with the images! So it’s just fair to point out that she DID NOT all along.

Seriously, not only is Gaga a serial ripoff master, she’s also a TOTAL LIAR.

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xtina

Posted at 2:33 AM on March 1, 2011  

What you wrote makes no sense. I saw that video and I heard no lies there. When she says “came up with the visuals” what about that is a lie? She had an active part in the concept of her music video where is the lie in that? Honestly this song is not my fav by far but I really hate people who spew BS when they are hating on someone. The lack of education and ignorance is sickening on these posts.

And to the people below read up on your Alexander McQueen before you act like they barely knew each other when they collaborated on his fashion show and she wore many of his designs. He was known for working with musicians and she was one of them.

 
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shania Twine

Posted at 9:59 PM on March 5, 2011  

bitch are you lady gag’s publicist? If not, stop defending her…she’s already got your money, no need to put her in a pedestal (where she does not belong)! She will always be the CLOWN OF POP!

 
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Shania Twine

Posted at 10:10 PM on March 5, 2011  

B.I.T.C.H., are you lady gag’s publicist? If not, stop defending her…she’s already got your money, no need to put her in a pedestal (where she does not belong)! She will always be the CLOWN OF POP!

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agostina

Posted at 2:43 PM on February 28, 2011  

HollywoodLife is an anti-Gaga site.
You praise almost every artist out there, all doing the same stuff one way or another. When Gaga does something different you start bashing. Seems like you don’t like her being different.

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KT

Posted at 4:59 PM on February 28, 2011  

No. They don’t like her because she sucks. Plain and simple.

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shania Twine

Posted at 10:05 PM on March 5, 2011  

HAHA different? Honey, she’s not different…if anything, she’s normal; just another attention-whore. If you want to talk about different, look up Kate Bush, Bjork, Tori Amos, Debbie Harry, Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, and of course, Her Madgesty. You’re still a kid, so it’s understandable that you think this “lady” is a pioneer. Clown of Pop!

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agostina

Posted at 2:34 PM on February 28, 2011  

“it seems a little wrong the singer continues to borrow so heavily from a man who is dead.”
Seriously?? That dead man you’re talking about was Gaga’s friend and when he was alive he collaborated with her in many of her projects. McQueen loved her. I don’t see the reason why she should stop working with the Alexander McQueen brand. In the Bad Romance video she pretty much used McQueen’s idea too. So stop saying she is “ripping off Alexander.”
And please, stealing Kesha?? Pf.
To the people who voted that the she is unoriginal, I’d like them to tell me when have they seen a pop music video like that, sci-fi style…

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Sache

Posted at 3:50 PM on February 28, 2011  

McQueen was NOT a friend of GaGas…They barely met twice.

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brushpicks

Posted at 12:44 AM on March 1, 2011  

^ @Sache.. Yeah.. Gaga always claims friendships with people she barely met or even with those she HASN’T met. She also likes to tell stories of herself to create something patently false. Like she sold herself off as a product of some Manhattan Lower East Side “art scene” when in truth, there is now NO art scene there like it was when Madonna was part of the legendary and real Manhattan LES art scene (moving along with the likes of Basquiat, Haring, Warhol, & others) in the late 70s/early 80s

 
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