In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Madonna says she doesn't see it that way, at all. "I don't think she wants my crown," she tells them. "We live in a world where people like to pit women against each other. And this is why I love the idea of embracing other females who are doing what I'm doing."
So, what WAS all that drama about? "The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs," she explains.
"It's got nothing to do with 'she's taking my crown' or 'she's in some space of mine.' She has her thing. I do think she's a very talented singer and songwriter," she continues. "It was just that one issue. And everybody's obviously running with it and turned it into a huge feud, which I think is really boring, quite frankly. And you know what? I don't care anymore. Here's the thing: one day everyone's going to shut up about it. You'll see! I have a plan."
And hopefully today will be that day! We hate that two women can't be successful in the same industry without the media making it into a big rivalry. There is enough success to go around, as they and so many other incredible singers and songwriters have proven.