Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts downplays Twitter spat with ‘copycat’ Madonna

Singer insists she hasn't heard 'Give Me All Your Love' – and wasn't accusing the pop icon of copying her

Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts has distanced herself from reports that she’d accused Madonna of copying her on her new single ‘Give Me All Your Love’.

In a Twitter exchange with her bandmate Cheryl Cole, Roberts appeared to brand the pop icon as a copycat for ripping off her single ‘Beat Of My Drum’ for her new track.

However, she later insisted that people had been “quick to jump the gun” and claimed she had not even heard Madonna‘s new single.


An early demo of ‘Give Me All Your Love’ was leaked online earlier this week (November 9). The full version of the track is expected to feature rappers Nicki Minaj and MIA and will feature on the singer’s as-yet-untitled new album, which is set for release in 2012.

After several users of the social networking tool commented on the similarity between the two tracks, Cole wrote a message to Roberts on Twitter which read “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!”, to which her bandmate replied: “Copy-catting has never flattered me.”

However, she later posted a series of Tweets which downplayed any feud, writing “Some people are so quick to jump the gun” and “Some people interpret things to suit them”, before adding:

Some people, like me, haven’t even heard this leaked Madonna song… Some people find it SO EASY to say such horrible nasty hurtful words so frivolously

‘Beat Of My Drum’ was Roberts’ debut solo single, and was taken from her album ‘Cinderella’s Eyes’, which was released in September. Several of the tracks were produced by Metronomy‘s Joseph Mount.

Yesterday, Madonnas manager Guy Oseary claimed that the singer was furious that ‘Give Me All Your Love’ had been leaked. He wrote on Twitter: “Madonna told me this morning (November 9): ‘My true fans wouldn’t do this’. Whoever is responsible for this leak, we ask that you please stop.”

Madonna has previously confirmed that she will release her new LP next spring, and is currently thought to be busy working on the album in her New York studio until the end of the year. Long-term collaborator William Orbit, who produced her 1998 album ‘Ray Of Light’, will work with her on the record.


She has also suggested that ‘Give Me All Your Love’ will be released in February or March 2012.