Madonna Performs ‘Born This Way’/’Express Yourself’ Mashup for New Tour

Here’s an interesting way to throw shade: months after referring to Lady Gaga’s single “Born This Way” as “reductive” of her own work, Madonna was caught on tape performing a mash-up of “Born This Way” and the song it’s said to very closely resemble, “Express Yourself.” (She’s on tour this summer.) Madonna didn’t have to work too hard to mash them up–they are, indeed, quite similar–though the final song in the medley is a bit pointed. The rehearsal video concludes with a snippet of the 2008 album track “She’s Not Me,” about a younger pretender who tries to copy the older icon’s style, while lacking her je ne sais quoi.