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Madonna’s mashup of “Express Yourself” with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”

While rehearsing for her M.D.N.A. tour, the Material Mom made it a point to mashup her classic song “Express Yourself” with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.”

“When I heard [‘Born This Way’] on the radio, I said that sounds very familiar. It feels reductive,” she told “20/20″ earlier this year. “I certainly think she references me a lot in her work.”

But, Madonna continued, she can’t really take offense.

“It’s a statement about taking something that was in the zeitgeist, you know, 20 years ago and turning it inside out and reinterpreting it,” she said. “I can’t really be annoyed by it because, obviously, I’ve influenced her.”

The rehearsal footage was taped just before Madonna kicked off her world tour in Israel over the weekend.