Controversary is surrounding supposed comments Madonna made regarding Lady GaGa at a press conference at the Venice Film Festival.


A French reporter asked Madonna what she thought about Lady GaGa being a fan her's.  The reporter claims (and thus went to press with it ) that Madonna said, quote, "I have no comment on [Lady GaGa's] obsessions related to me, because I do not know if it is based on something profound or artificial."


The story gets stranger, though, as Madonna's representatives are claiming that they didn't think Madonna used those words exactly, although also didn't say she was misquoted.  They also remind people that Madonna has said many flattering things about GaGa in the past, whose career seems to take great influence from that of Madonna's.