I think Madonna’s people had sample clearance for this, so perhaps a better comparison is in order:
which really did result in a law suit. If Madonna’s lawyers want to bring a suit, they will, and the damages will represent less than a month’s pay for either artist, making the suit meaningful to lawyers and maybe a few songwriters. These things happen, it’s not even alarming anymore.
edit: For the record, I don’t think the Gaga and Madonna songs are similar enough to win a law suit.
update: It appears that Madonna has expressed appreciation for “Born This Way,” much ado about nothing if the source is correct.
See you next time.