Did Madonna Shade Lady Gaga Over Her “100 People” Comment?

Mike Nied | December 3, 2018 5:06 pm

“There can be 100 people in a room and 99 don’t believe in you. And you just need one to believe in you. And that was him.” By now you are probably familiar with the refrain Lady Gaga used to describe working with Bradley Cooper on A Star Is Born. She repeated some variation of it on almost every press stop promoting the film, to the point where it has become a meme. Videos have been compiled to highlight just how many times the “Shallow” superstar repeated the saying. And it definitely came up a lot – almost as frequently as she mentions being Italian. But today (November 3), Madonna appeared to imply that Mother Monster was not the one to originally popularize the phrase. In fact, the Queen Of Pop would like some credit where it is due.

In a video uploaded to her Instagram story, Madonna appears to be saying something similar years ago. “There’s a hundred people in the room. And 99 say they liked it. I only remember the one person who didn’t,” she is recorded saying in a vintage interview. The video comes complete with some commentary from a Giovanni Bianco, creative director at Vogue Italia: “My girl does and says everything always first.” Fans are assuming that this is the latest in an ongoing feud between the two pop stars. In the past, the original Rebel Heart has gone as far as to call Gaga “reductive” over perceived similarities between “Express Yourself” and “Born This Way.” Back in 2015 Madonna said she was over the battle. However, it certainly looks like things may have reignited. Is it time to give up any hope of the pair collaborating?

Check out the evidence below and weigh in yourself.

UPDATE: This post has been updated to reflect that the original video was posted by Giovanni Bianco, creative director at Vogue Italia. An earlier version claimed the post came from a fan.

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