People throw the word “plagiarism” around way too easily.
“OMG, 12 seconds of Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ sounds kind of similar to Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’. She fucking plagiarized Madonna. What a hack.”
You want to act like Gaga goes around stealing from people, yet you fail to acknowledge that Gaga is one of the only current popstars who hasn’t been taken to court and/or convicted of actual plagiarism. My logic is that if she actually, truly went around stealing from people, those people would try to take her to court and/or seek compensation because of how successful everything she does becomes. But guess what, that doesn’t happen because most of you base your plagiarism claims on the fact that she dare shoot part of her video in black or white like Madonna or she wore the same shirt as Britney Spears in 2002. That’s not plagiarism and none of those claims would hold up in court.