In Netflix's new Chris Moukarbel-directed documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, Lady Gaga finally addressed the 2012 interview where Madonna described Gaga's "Born This Way" as "reductive" because of its perceived similarities to Madonna's "Express Yourself." In the revealing documentary, Gaga said:
"The thing with me and Madonna, for example, is that I admired her, always. And I still admire her, no matter what she might think of me. I do. The only thing that bothers me about her is I'm Italian and from New York so like if I got a problem with somebody, I'm going to fucking tell you to your face. But no matter how much respect I have for her as a performer, I could never wrap my head around the fact that she wouldn't look me in the eye and tell me that I was reductive or whatever. I saw it on fucking TV. Telling me that you think I'm a piece of shit through the media is like a guy passing me a note through his friend: 'my buddy thinks you're hot.' Fuck you. Where's your buddy fucking throwing me up against the wall and kissing me? I just want Madonna to fucking push me up against the wall and kiss me and tell me I'm a piece of shit."