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Birth name Madonna Louise Ciccone
Born August 16, 1958
Born place Bay City, Michigan, United States
Origin New York City
Genre(s) Pop
Years active 1979—present
Label(s) Sire Records
Maverick Records
Associated acts Breakfast Club
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Lady Gaga Condemned Over 'Retarded' Copycat Madonna Claims

April 21, 2011
Lady Gaga Condemned Over 'Retarded' Copycat Madonna ClaimsLady Gaga has been criticised after she called claims she copied Madonna "retarded".

The singer made the comments in a new interview when asked about the similarities between her hit 'Born This Way' and Madonna's 'Express Yourself'.

Mencap, which is the leading UK charity for people with a learning disability and their families, condemned Lady Gaga's comments.

"It's an unfortunate choice of words, particularly from someone so influential," a source told The Sun newspaper.

'Born This Way' is the lead single from Lady Gaga's forthcoming album of the same name, due out in May.

(by Jason Gregory)

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