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GaGa Producer Defends Jabs At Born This Way

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DJ White Shadow, who helped produce Lady GaGa's Born This Way, has come to her defense and spoken up against people who claim it rips off Madonna's Express Yourself.

Here's what he had to say about it:

"I think it was bulls**t to be honest. I guess there are a hundred songs that you could put a pitch shift and a Bpm (beats per minute) change on and loop and make them sound like anything. Actually there are five songs out that are exactly the same song, on the radio at the same time. Right now. Why doesn't anyone ever bring that up? That's a f**king felony."

"How many people have been copying Gaga since she came out? Oh, I have that answer: everyone. Have you seen all the lightning bolts painted on faces, or the one hand eye cover-ups during photos?"

"How about the fact that there was barely any dance music on the radio until Just Dance came out? Come on motherf**kers, let's keep it real here. If we are going to talk about who is chasing who, I think we all know the answer to that."

What do U think about DJ White Shadow's arguments in defense of Born This Way? Do U agree?

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  1. 101

    lol gaga and her crew are getting a little airheaded now-a-days. they do not seem humble at all, and she already calls herself a superstar. WE control her stardom, if we don't buy, she and her crew aren't anything. so i think they need to tone down that attitude.



  2. 102

    Gaga didn't start the trend of dance music. If she started that trend then why would her managers make her do that kind of music when she was more of a rock ballad type girl before? It's because they saw the direction that music was heading in and they decided to ride the wave. It's true that a lot of artists started incorporating dance after they saw her success with it but to give her credit would be unfair to the true pioneers. I was listening to music that sounded just like hers in the 90's & early 2000's so to me, she's not a pioneer. The only thing I give her credit for is for turning the attention more to herself than to her music. A lot of dance songs I loved before I didn't even know or care who the artists were, I just loved the music. Lady Gaga made herself known and shifted the attention to herself.



  3. 103

    no dance music until gaga?
    WHAT WORLD DOES HE LIVE IN?!
    people had been putting out music like hers for YEARS lol



  4. 104

    You are CONSTANTLY on the ass of bands such as The Black Eyed Peas for plagiarism, yet when Lady fucking GaGa does it, she is simply paying homage? Give me a fucking break. She is a manufactured piece of crap, and you are a creepily obsessive "fan". You both use the gay community as a way to make more money, while trying to pretend you are actually trying to do some good. Big piles of trash, that is what you two are.



  5. 105

    What…a silver tongue devil. For someone who depends on an audience purchasing his products to make a living he sure had awful things to say about them. I would suggest he take a couple lessons in vocabulary and revisit the subject in a more professional manner. Moron.



  6. 106

    White Shadow is a moron! This saggy boobed loser is on her way out. Wise1107 is right, Bowie did it first. Gaga has not done an original thing since she started this nightmare. Go Away!



  7. 107

    Born this Way is A COMPLETE rip off of Madonna's Express Yourself, and the fact that there has been enough complaints about it for someone to make a statement just shows the validity of this claim. There are at LEAST three songs that are Madonna rip offs. Won't listen to her now.



  8. 108

    I totally agree with him on every point, except that on with the lightening bold, that was David Bowie (well, maybe the indians).
    She is original, she doesn't copy anymore than anyone else.
    I mean after GaGa, I saw a lot more people dress in something she had worn. But hey, everyone copies more or less, she is in the middle like the most artist. And at least she sings live.



  9. 109

    WHY OH WHY is it so hard for Gaga and her camp to act like adults when this sort of thing comes up? I would have so much more respect for her if she would just say something like "These two songs sound similar, but that was not my intention, I'm sorry" or "this is just a coincidence, but they do sound similar"… etc. Instead, they throw the f-bomb and words like "retarded" around to justify themselves. My God, stop acting like babies and just own up to it, or at least acknowledge it!! Everyone else has!!!



  10. 110

    Re: Wise1107 – You took the words RIGHT OUT of my mouth!!!!



  11. 111

    Re: meredithe – Sometimes his fascination with Gaga makes me think he might be straight…then I look back and decide it cant be that…it must be that she is actually a guy in drag.



  12. 112

    thunderbolt on her face?? ummm I'll give harry potter credit for that.
    no dance music beside just dance BULL SHIT!!

    Britney's Blackout was all dance music. Actually she was the first one (in a while since dance music wasnt in. It was mostly hip hop music) to introduce it back into the music scene.

    "Spears began working on this album as early as February 2006, exploring into electropop, synthpop and techno"

    Gaga's team think they are ahead of the game when clearly they werent.



  13. 113

    LOL its quite amusing that the producers are having to try so hard to defend gaga's new work. If it was realy as epic and life changing and world changing as they originally declared; they wouldn't have to defend it so hard. I feel sorry for anyone who bases their thoughts, beliefs and political values off some "pop icon" who is so self absorbed and stuck in consumeristic ways. So every time you monsters put your paws up…. I hope you know what it is you are actually representing- don't be so blind to the things you are lending your support to… Open your eyes.



  14. 114

    Re: Jason Jimenez – They think they were creating a "new musical direction" when they were really just following the path that pop music was going. I don't know why they insist that Gaga created everything. She definitely owns the dance genre right now, but she did not create it or pioneer it. She certainly doesn't bring anything new to the table either (I'm a casual fan, by the way).



  15. 115

    ANytime you get so worked up you have to start calling people with different opinions Mother Fuckers- you lose the battle. This is like one of those people who thinks that by screaming louder he is more right. What a fail he comes off as an immature child trying to hard to prove a point that he cannot prove. Sit down.



  16. 116

    You will agree with anything that has to do with lady gaga to make her look better. stfu



  17. 117

    Re: M: – Hun.. I am not a gaga fan but your posts are fkn annoying. I find myself just scrolling past them because they are void of any arguments or credbility. Please just take a week off.

  18. SuFu says – reply to this


    118

    He is kind of right in that Lady Gaga has single handedly destroyed today's music industry. It is no longer about artistry and the music but has instead reverted to gimmicky crap.



  19. 119

    Re: Rubber Rat
    David Bowie is ICONIC! Will never forget that face with the ORIGINAL lightning bolt :)

  20. IVIV says – reply to this


    120

    this is EXACTLY why people are so compare-happy when it comes to gaga, because she gets all the credit for things she is just copying & stealing. Her fans will say "who cares, everyone copies everyone" or she is just "inspired", yet she can't stand the heat when she's called out. she's labeled this revolutionary, sooo original, thinks of everything herself "artist" but it's all bullshit. & it's comments like this from DJ shitshadow that make people speak up. & I had to lmao over the "lightning bolt painted on faces/EVERYONE copying her" DAVID BOWIE aka ziggy stardust did the lightning bolt, which is where gaga took it from. For a DJ you don't seem too musically cultured! what an IDIOT.



  21. 121

    Re: shortdork24 – Rihanna was making dance music back in 2005. Pon De Replay was a huge club hit, as well as SOS which was released in 2006. She's been making dance music 2 years before Gaga was even heard of. And are you serious in saying that Usher is just now coming out with dance music?! "Yeah" which was one of the BIGGEST dance songs he ever made and it came out in 2004! Not to mention, every song that Britney Spears has ever released since 2009 has been a dance song. I believe you're the one that needs to get your facts straight.



  22. 122

    Re: shortdork24 – Oops meant to say 1999 when I was referring to Britney, not 2009.



  23. 123

    Seriously, pop dance music wasn't on the radio is the US. Go into Europe and it was everywhere! Be real! And she is POP dance, not actual DANCE.

    Gaga is great as what she does, but seriously, let's not confuse things.

  24. nezz says – reply to this


    124

    Did anyone else read between the lines that this Shadow Man is actually admitting that it's earily similar to Express Yourself, but that it's ok, because 1 - it's so easy to do ("anyone can change the pitch and bpm of a song and thus create a new song") and 2 - that everybody's copying Gaga nowadays anyway, as if that somehow justifies ripping off an existing song? Btw, I actually thought I was the only one who thought it sounded like M's EY - LOL



  25. 125

    Clearly he didnt say that she invented fucking lighting bolts. But he does have a point, she brought dance music to what it is today. and please dont say that dance music was always played on mainstream radio. Look what it is now, pitbull making fucking dancy songs, chris brown, all these mainstream artis suddenly came out with dance music. please lets stop being mediocre and giver her some props b/c i garantee atleast 75% of the trolls who comment on her evry move know that she brought a new look to the mainstream industry.



  26. 126

    Re: Gerardo Caleb Tapia – actually britney was already doing dance music with techno pop back in 2007.



  27. 127

    he said BARELY ANY dance music. yeah OBVIOUSLY there was dance music but now ALMOST EVERYTHING is dance music.



  28. 128

    THANK YOU DJ WHITE SHADOW!!!!!!!!!! GAGA HATERS SUCK A BIG OL' NUTSACK!!



  29. 129

    Re: MsJules
    i feel like your that troll bitch "jennycakes" that dedicated her whole pathetic fkn life on perez forums commenting on gaga's shit non stop. you even type like her you sad lonely bitch.i wonder if its you..???



  30. 130

    Re: mandi0822
    clearly you dont know what dance music is. How can you say pon de replay or usher's yeah is dance? are you fucking deaf? Also britney's erlier shit was just straight up generic pop not dance. Listen to what's on the radio nothing compared to what was played two years ago. Oh and this doesnt directly go to you but half of you trolls wouldnt even know who david bowie is w/o hearing gaga's name next to it. I guarantee half of you dont even know his music. so fuck off



  31. 131

    uh bowie did the bolt way before and nobody else is as "inspired" as lady copy n paste. Madonna did the hand thing in 1999 it was photograph by mario testino. LADY GAGA WAS ACCUSED OF PLAGIO AGAIN BY LOLI LUX HER SONG WANNABE RELEASED IN 2009 HAS THE SAME BEAT AS JUDAS. TEAM GAG DEFENSE IT WAS A FREE SYNTH. OMG GAG USES FREE BEATS LOL. WHAT HAPPEN TO HER SELF PROCLAIMED INNOVATIVE LIFE CHANGING ALBUM OF THE YEAR. & THE VIDEO NICE JOB 10 MIL ON CLOSE UPS OF YOUR HORRID FACE AND NAILS. IS SHE SUPPOSE TO BE A SAINT LIKE MADONNA OR A CHOLA LIKE GWEN OR MACBETH MAKE UP YOUR MIND GIRL. NICE TRY OF MAKING A NOT SO EPIC VERSION OF 70'S JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. L I N A M O R G A N A is coming to get u gag



  32. 132

    Re: Bytch – I'm a Christian! And I don't find them offensive. And by the way gaga's catholic! And u r condemning ur sister in Christ? U are one sad case



  33. 133

    Re: ac00lchik – There hasn't been any catchy music to me until poker face came up. She's the one who got me really interested in music by then so SHUT THE FUCK UP! Little Monsters, SUPPORT ANTI GAGA HATERS! DOWN WITH THE HATERS!!



  34. 134

    Re: M: – Nice English by the way, accept it dumb ass, gaga has changed the direction of pop music since she appeared, deal with it, you loss since she came onto the music industry so go fuck a horse or something



  35. 135

    I seriously bet that half of the people saying it doesnt sound like Express Yourself never actually heard Express Yourself. Go on youtube and there are many videos comparing the songs. It happens many times with songs sounding the same but like someone else said, all Lady Gaga had to do was say "I did not even realize they sounded the same, and it wasnt intentionally." Then people would move on, but the fact that she claims to be a Madonna fan and says its retarded that people compare the songs..that is why people have a problem with it.



  36. 136

    she brought back dance music?hahaha. I think that was Britney with blackout and for the record not everyone who doesn't like gaga's music is a Britney fan. Blackout was the only britney album i ever bought.



  37. 137

    DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO RIP-OFF!!!!!

    DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO - DALE BOZZIO RIP-OFF!!!!!

    (She's confused whether to rip off Dale or Madonna so tries both)



  38. 138

    Re: Gerardo Caleb Tapia – I don't know who jenny cakes is.. but I assure you I post enough from my own name.. and I own up to EVERYTHING i post- so I really have no reason to create an alternate perez posse account. I type just like her? Wow nice to know you are a detective with a Masters degree in Typography. Funny you can post as much as I do, but because my opinion is different then yours, I am the one who needs a life? Cmon now- be smarter then that.



  39. 139

    BTW was a ripoff,period.Deal with it.Same chord progression,same self'empowerment lyrical content,same vocal style.Same with Judas,which was a Bad Romance re-write,the beat was from a Loli Lux song and she copied Rihanna on the verses,on the vid she tried (and failed) to pull a Madonna circa 1989.Highly unoriginal,no one's copying her,and NO I have not seen any lightning bolts painted on faces,or one hand eye cover-ups during photos.Gaga has copied the outrageous outfits of Bjork and Grace Jones,they should fucking sue her ass.Also the lightning bolt was done by David Bowie some 30 years ago.Uhmm..no dance music before Gaga??Seriously??Get a clue,please you're making me laugh.Who's that idiot anyway?



  40. 140

    DJ white shadow is so defensive here! LOL



  41. 141

    Nothing, anyone does is 100% their own. Everything is a remix or similar to something that has been created in the past. That's how creativity and inspiration work. Who cares who did what first? If you pick something apart enough and start looking for similarities you'll find them. How silly.

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