Madonna gave Lady Gaga a back-handed compliment on stage Saturday night in Atlantic City. She dedicated her song “Masterpiece” to Gaga, but not before reminding the audience that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” The feud between the two pop icons began earlier this year when Madonna said Gaga’s “Born This Way” sounded “familiar” to her own 1989 hit, “Express Yourself.” She continued the feud while on the road by performing to a mash-up of the two songs in order to mock their similarities. Madonna then chose to follow it up with a clip of the track “She’s Not Me.”
Gaga has not taken things lying down. She came back at Madonna at the show in Israel in June, saying that sometimes it makes people feel better about themselves to mock other people’s work.