Lady Gaga has made her mark with a unique style of dress and music that many say is reminiscent of Madonna’s iconic style and attitude.
And it’s no secret that the “Poker Face” singer admires Madonna; she has spoken of her regard for the pop icon. But it seems that the admiration might not be mutual.
Le Soir, a French-language Belgian magazine, caught up with the singer-turned-director last week at the Venice Film Festival. She was there to promote her new film, “W.E.”
When a reporter asked Madonna about her fans, including Lady Gaga, the singer replied, according to the magazine: “I have no comment on her obsessions related to me, because I do not know if it is based on something profound or superficial.”
The interview was dated Sept. 3.
But Madonna’s rep, Liz Rosenberg, is firing back, telling ABC News.com in a statement tonight: “Madonna has said nothing negative about Gaga.”
Madonna has also made waves at the festival for the way she reacted to a fan’s gift of hydrangeas.
During an appearance, the male fan presented her with the flower and she accepted them and thanked him. But when she turned away, the superstar rolled her eyes and said to someone off-camera: “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas. He obviously doesn’t know that.”
The microphone was open, and a video of the scene has gone viral.