Bystanders who were watching a recent rehearsal for Madonna’s upcoming Tel Aviv, Israel performance on May 31 seemed to have gotten a little more than they bargained for.
In a video that was released via YouTube on Sunday (May 27), the iconic songstress took the stage to go over her hit “Express Yourself” but instead threw in a little of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” about halfway through the performance, belting it out as if it were her own.
Whether or not the Mother Monster is aware of the mashup is unknown, but this could all stem back to many critics claiming that Gaga’s 2011 hit single had quite a resemblance to “Express Yourself.”
Despite the controversy, the 26-year-old performer told Jay Leno on the “Tonight Show” last year that Madonna sent her “love and complete support,” but earlier this year the “MDNA” singer had a slightly different opinion.
In an interview with Newsweek magazine when she first got a taste of the song for herself the 53-year-old icon described the new track as a “redo” of “Express Yourself” and “thought it was… interesting.”
Check out the performance in the player below!