Madonna: ‘Lady Gaga’s not built like a brick shithouse like Britney Spears’

Pop icon uses curious turn of phrase to compare her fellow stars

Madonna has claimed that Lady Gaga isn’t as tough as Britney Spears because she isn’t “built like a brick shithouse”.

The Queen of Pop, who will take to the stage for her much-discussed halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl this weekend (February 5), told The Advocate that she felt the ‘Femme Fatale’ singer was emotionally stronger than her ‘Born This Way’ counterpart.

When asked about Lady Gaga’s role as an icon in the gay and lesbian community, she said:

It seems genuine. It seems natural, and I can see why she has a young gay following. I can see that they connect to her kind of not fitting into the conventional norm. I mean, she’s not Britney Spears. She’s not built like a brick shithouse.

Earlier this month, Madonna seemed to criticise Gaga when she spoke out about the similarities between her track ‘Express Yourself’ and Lady Gaga’s single ‘Born This Way’ by describing the latter as “reductive”.

A preview of Madonna’s new single ‘Give Me All Your Luvin” was premièred during American Idol yesterday evening (February 2). The track features both MIA and Nicki Minaj, who will join Madonna for her Super Bowl performance.

Earlier this week (February 1), she paid tribute to both of her ‘Give Me All Your Luvin” co-stars, saying she was a fan of the pair because they were not “conventional pop stars”.

‘MDNA’ will be the pop icon’s 12th studio album and is the follow-up to her 2008 effort ‘Hard Candy’. She has faced criticism from anti-drugs campaigners for choosing an “ill-advised” title.