When it comes to celebrity feuds, there’s no brawl quite as iconic as Cher and Madonna’s. The singers’ feud dates back decades and had seemed to die down over the years—that was until Cher reignited it.
She appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote her new ABBA cover album, Dancing Queen, when she let it slip that there may still be some hard feelings between her and the “Material Girl” singer.
Cher played DeGeneres’ fast-paced “5 Second Rule” game, where the players had to give three different answers to a question in five seconds or less. The “Believe” singer was asked to name three celebrities to have a duet with and gave a shocking response.
“Oh! Adele, Pink and...uh, um—not Madonna," Cher said.
"Well, all right, Ms. Negative,” DeGeneres said as the audience gasped. "He said who you'd want to—not who you wouldn't want to."
"I took a little license,” the singer said, unfazed by the backlash.
We thought Cher and Madonna were on good terms prior to Cher’s appearance on Ellen. E! reports that the two were photographed together at last year’s Women’s March and that Cher even tried to set the record straight in a 2013 Reddit AMA.
Cher insisted that she “never hated" Madonna in the thread, she said that she “just thought she was a bitch." Fair enough…
The singer also took the time to praise Madonna for her boundary-pushing music and fashion. “I think Madge might be one of the most amazing artists I've known. I don't like everything she does, for sure, but she is always riding the crest of the wave," Cher explained. "She always saw trends WAY before anyone else and had great videos."
But there still seems to be some drama between the two icons. Maybe they’ll always just clash with each other? After all, Cher did say that she didn’t get along with Madonna in an interview with CBS’ Steve Kmetko back in the ‘90s. “There's something about her that I don't like. She's...mean. I don't like that,” she recalled. “I remember having her over to my house a couple of times, because [Sean Penn] and I were friends, and she just was so rude to everybody. It seems to me that she's got so much that she doesn't have to act that way.”
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