I’ve noticed Madonna has been given the title “Queen of reinvention” by various media, celebs and fans. And although I will admit to liking a few songs of hers, She does NOT deserve this title anymore. The only thing that has always been original about her is her style, I’ll give her that. But, as far as music and dancing goes…please. When will Madge’s fans realize that she is fooling them? Madonna took credit for the vogue moves in her video for “Vogue”, but of course she ripped this off from the gay scene New York. She also samples music. In her latest single “Sorry” (not 2 sure if any of you have heard of it in the U.S. seeing as it gets ZERO airplay here) she samples the Jackson 5’s “Can You feel it”. And in her latest video, she even admitted that she stole the moves from the underground scene in LA, but now “wants to make it (the dance moves) her own”. Here is what Madonna does when she want to “reinvent” herself:
1) Look to the past for inspiration. Like watching “Saturday Night Fever” and making a video just like the movie. Wow, that has never been done before. 2)Hop onto a current trend or 3) Copy whatever is going on in the underground scene and claim it as her own.
Madonna has tricked the public into believing that she is original, esp. when it comes to using sex. She claims that she was “forcing” America to accept sex. She basically was cramming “Sex” down people’s throats with “Erotica” and “The Sex Book”. Come on, how is behaving like a tramp empowering? So now, she has decided to stop acting like a tramp (but still dresses like one) by settling down in merry ole England w/ the hubby and the kids. And people call that a reinvention? No, that is called being a responsible and mature Adult.
The Queen of Reinvention is not Madonna, but Cher, which is a woman who is much more deserving of the title. So basically when it comes to originality, Madonna is a NEVER WAS.