Pop radio these days may sooner play the sounds of an actual cat fight (which oddly does sound like most of Ariana Grande’s new album) over new songs from Cher and Madonna, so those two have to do something to get us to keep paying attention. I mean, not me. “Ray Of Light” and “If I Could Turn Back Time” may as well be certified gay lullabies, but, y’know, some controversy is good for the potential converts out there!
Cher ruined the positive-thoughts-only rule on Ellen DeGeneres’ show the other day by responding to the “Who would you want to work with?” question with “Not Madonna.” Ellen didn’t think that was nice, but Cher doesn’t seem to have given a fuck because she’s taking that sentiment on a world tour and repeating it to the Canadian press.
Entertainment Tonight Canada met up with Cher, who was north of the border promoting her ABBA cover album. Someone in Canada remixed Cher’s take on “Gimme Gimme Gimme” with Madge’s “Hung Up,” which samples the ABBA beat. ET thinks the mashup is a real “banger,” but from the look of Cher’s reaction, all she wants to do is bang in the head of anyone who makes that comparison again:
When asked if she would ever do an original duet with Madge, Cher kindly responds with, “Probably not” and a scowl. Cher has made it clear that she isn’t a huge fan of Madonna because she thinks she’s not all that talented and mean to those around her. I couldn’t really find any instance of Madonna shitting on Cher, but that’s probably because she’s too busy pay-it-forward-shitting on Lady Gaga. The ET Canada crew seems flabbergasted over Cher shitting over Madge, but I think they should count their blessings that Cher even talked about it! That’s better than the reporter turning into stone and having to collect long-term disability payments from the Medusa glare Madge would have thrown, so I’d say he’s really making out well sticking with Cher!