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Madonna recently went out of her way to once again not-so-subtly remind everyone that she is, in fact, in a sense, an older version of Lady Gaga.

The queen of pop was performing "Express Yourself" at a rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel when she suddenly trotted out a cover of "Born This Way."

Of course, the two tracks blended seamlessly, reviving debate over whether Lady Gaga ripped off Madonna with her 2011 smash hit single.

Although she stayed mum on Gaga's song for some time, Madge eventually referred to it as "reductive" and undoubtedly influenced by her earlier work.

There is no actual feud here, but the whole thing seems to have an air of condescension, as if Madonna is wielding the cover over her head.

Or, on the other hand, is Madonna merely winking at the controversy while celebrating the younger performer and the highest form of flattery?

Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Madonna is taking a stand against cigarette smoking, yet glamorizes smoking in her new music video for "Girl Gone Wild," setting off cries of hypocrisy.

The topic came up when The Queen of Pop appeared on Today and was grilled over her 15-year-old daughter Lourdes being caught smoking recently.

Madonna says she "wasn't very happy" about the Lourdes Leon picture, adding "I don't approve of anyone smoking cigarettes, most of all my daughter."

Well, except in the "Girl Gone Wild" video:

Pressed on the apparent hypocrisy of herself smoking seductively in the video, she says it was just an "accessory" and she doesn't smoke in real life.

That's very possible. She can use it as part of her video art form and have no interest in partaking, and certainly wish that her teenager daughter not.

However, its mere presence in the video may influence others, given that Madonna is one of the more glamorous, legendary performers of all time.

Well, at least before MDNA album sales tanked.

What do you think? Hypocritical? Or totally different because a music video is an art form and does not dictate how Madonna lives her personal life?

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Madonna's new album MDNA has sort of crashed and burned, posting nowhere close to the kind of sales figures one would expect from the Queen of Pop.

The record sold 359,000 copies when it debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, but has since plummeted to 46,000 copies in its second week of release.

While many acts would be grateful to sell 400,000-plus units, it's a letdown for one of the all-time greats, not to mention a record-setting dropoff.

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Interestingly, in its first week of release, her manager Guy Oseary said of MDNA:

“People are really digging it. We feel good about the album. It's her 12th album and the same story she had 30 years ago. That’s an amazing accomplishment.”

Some critics agree that it's the same story as 30 years ago. They just don't see it as a big selling point for Madonna. Said the Los Angeles Times:

"MDNA more than anything sounds like an album made by someone who lost touch with the desires of today’s music... the Madonna of today has lost the art of surprise."

Ouch.

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Madonna has made peace with Deadmau5 after a comment she made at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami led to him launching a tirade against her on Twitter.

The DJ, real name is Joel Zimmerman, took issue with Madge asking "How many people in this crowd have seen Molly," believing she was advocating drug use.

Molly is a slang term for MDMA, or ecstasy, and with Madonna's new album titled MDNA, the electro music star assumed she meant that. And he was PISSED.

"Quite a f'n philanthropist. But hey, at least yer HIP AND TRENDY! F***ing cant smack my head hard enough right now," Deadmau5 railed against Madonna.

"That's your big contribution to EDM? Thats your big message to ultra attendies? Hipsterspeak for looking for drugs? F**k off you f***ing IDIOT. F**k."

"Seriously, I giveth not a f**king single F**K for slating on Madonna ... i appreciate her meteoric career and good deeds done, but WHAT THE F**K WAS THAT?"

In response, Madonna she posted a picture of herself in Minnie Mouse, writing: "From one mouse to another, I don't support drug use and I never have."

"I was referring to the song 'Have You Seen Molly?', written by my friend Cedric Gervais who I almost worked with on my new album."

Open mouth, insert foot, Mau5.

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Madonna has come under attack from Deadmau5, one of the world's most famous DJs, for glamorizing ecstasy use, allegedly, during a recent concert.

Her Madgesty took the stage at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami this weekend, asking crowd, "How many people in this crowd have seen molly?"

"Molly" is a slang term for MDMA, one of the key ingredients in ecstasy, a drug hugely popular within the electronic dance music community.

Incidentally (or not) Madonna's new album, which drops today, is called MDNA. Watch her address the crowd at the 45-second mark below:

The crowd apparently loved the veiled inquiry from Madonna, but Deadmau5 is not a fan at all, going on Facebook and tearing her a new one.

"Very classy there madonna. 'HUR DUR HAS ANYONE SEEN MOLLY???' such a great message for the young music lovers at ultra," he wrote.

The Mau5 added, "Quite the f'n philanthropist. but hey, at least yer HIP AND TRENDY! f*cking cant smack my head hard enough right now."

Bottom line: Mind-altering drugs are not cool, ravers. So says a man-mau5 whose fan base is probably on them 97 percent of the time.

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Is Madonna's new album MDNA one giant shot at ex Guy Ritchie?

The icon's eight-year marriage to the director  ended bitterly in 2008. One year later, she opened up to Rolling Stone, admitting the union was "challenging."

Had their marriage not ended, the singer said she might have "thrown [herself] off a building." That's a bit extreme, but it sounds like ending it was best.

Still, is her bitterness at Ritchie on display in her 12th album?

Madonna, who's now dating dancer Brahim Zaibat, 24, has come up with an intense set of pumping synth-pop and electronic dub-step tracks for MDNA.

The lyrics contain the really hard-hitting material, however, and not just in the cryptically titled "I F*%ked Up." There appear to be overt shots taken.

"Didn't have a prenup," she bemoans in "I Don't Give A." On the blistering "Love Spent," Madge cracks, "Would you have married me if I were poor?"

Ouch. Looks like the Queen of Pop always gets the last word. MDNA drops on Monday morning. Will you be purchasing Madonna's latest release?

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Madonna's big new album MDNA finally drops next week, and her latest offering from it has leaked online. In "I F*%ked Up," she sings about ... how she did just that.

As the title indicates, her Madgesty contemplates a past misdeed.

“I f*%ked up,” she sings. “I made a mistake ... Nobody does it better then myself ... I’m sorry ... I’m not afraid to say ... I wish I could take it back, but I can’t.”

For what, she doesn't say, but deep stuff, right?

She soon kicks up in a notch to a mid-tempo dance groove, so it's not entirely a downer of a track from our favorite "Girl Gone Wild." Take a listen to it below:

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Looks like that douche Joe Francis can rest at ease.

The music video premiere of Madonna‘s “Girl Gone Wild” (girl singular, not girls plural) has just occurred, and contains no topless drunk girls on Spring Break.

No copyright infringement here. Just uptempo artistry.

Instead, fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott directed the 53-year-old icon in a black-and-white video for the song, her second off of MDNA.

“Girl Gone Wild” and the rest of Madonna‘s new album will be released next Monday (March 26). Take a look at her latest effort here and see what you think:

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A minute-long snippet from Madonna's upcoming single "Superstar," has been released, and may be the most interesting preview from her new album MDNA so far.

Thanks in very large part to her partner in song: Daughter, Lourdes Leon.

Madonna's 15-year-old girl is growing up fast, contributing background vocals for her famous mom's new tune. Take a listen below and see if you can pick her out:

Rather than just serving as a PR-worthy, superfluous addition to the song, Lourdes' involvement is more of a fun (and sentimental) collaboration with mom.

After all, the tune, "Superstar," is a followup of sorts to "Little Star," the 1998 single Madonna penned in honor of her daughter. How time flies, right?

What do you think of the track? Share your comments with us below.

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The latest Madonna song leak has hit the Internets.

Just three weeks before the release of the pop icon's new studio album, MDNA, a snippet of one of its tracks, "I'm Addicted," is making the rounds.

With its strong electronic beats and lyrics like "I need to dance," this is a tune that will no doubt get some major play on the radio and at the clubs.

What's it sound like? Hear it for yourself right here:

Meanwhile, there are rumors running rampant that "I Don't Give A," also from the singer's upcoming disc, is actually a dig at ex-husband Guy Ritchie.

According to the New York Post, the tune includes such lyrics as:

"I tried to be a good girl / I tried to be your wife / Diminished myself / Swallowed my light / I tried to become all / That you expect of me."

"And if it was a failure / I don't give a [bleep]."

Certainly one way to get people talking. MDNA drops March 27. Other notable tracks: "GIRL Gone Wild" (not girls) and "Give Me All Your Luvin."

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Leave her alone. She’s gonna be 16 soon and then 17 and then 18, and then she might show her knees and then what's gonna happen?

Madonna [on Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair photos]

My husband and I are not planning on getting a divorce. I know Alex Rodriguez through Guy Oseary, who manages both of us. I brought my kids to a Yankee game. I am not romantically involved in any way with Alex Rodriguez. I have nothing to do with the state of his marriage or what spiritual path he may choose to study.

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