Several generations grew up with successes such as Believe of cher either Material Girl of Madonna and, although the fandoms could agree that both artists have left a permanent mark on the history of the industry American musical, a apparent enmity it has overshadowed them over the years.
Everything would have started in 1991, when in an interview with Steve Kmetko for CBS, Cher assured that Madonna was not to her liking because -from her perspective- The Queen of pop he was not kind.
“There are many things I respect about her, she knows how to run the business like I’ve never seen anyone do before. But, there’s something about her that I don’t like. She is bad. I do not like that. I remember I invited her over a couple of times because Sean (Penn) and I were friends, and she was so rude to everyone,” she famously said at the time.
Similarly, Oscar winner for Moon spell She pointed out that it was important for her to maintain humility, especially when she achieved fame as great as Madonna’s.
“She seems to have so much… she acts like a spoiled brat all the time. And it seems to me that when you achieve the kind of acclaim that she has achieved and you can do whatever you want, you have to be a little more magnanimous and a little less rude”, he stressed.
Although it seemed that the entire scandal would be buried behind these statements, that same year Cher was interviewed by Terry Wogan and she did not hesitate to return to the subject to point out some additional details regarding why she would not like to be a person close to the singer of Like a Virgin.
“Well, you know what? everything has gotten really blown out of proportion,” she noted.
The famous took advantage of the cameras to talk about what she had previously said about Madonna and added:
“She’s incredibly creative… because in my day, I was pretty good at doing the same thing as her, but she does so much better. However, she’s not incredibly talented, she’s not beautiful, she’s creative, but rude”.
In the same way, Cher mentioned on that occasion that she had no personal conflict with Madonna and highlighted other elements that she admired from the artist.
“Really I have nothing against her. I respect that it goes much further than anyone should go, and I think it’s interesting that it’s willing to do what you want”, he expressed.
Despite the fact that Madonna never reacted forcefully on the matter and the controversy remained without further details for two decades, in 2012 Cher once again set off the alarm when -from her account of Twitter- gave his opinion on the release of the album titled MDNA.
“WTF (what the f*ck) is MDNA”, wrote.
This caused controversy among fans of the Queen of pop, who did not hesitate to point out to Cher that it was one of the most important record productions of the interpreter of Papa don’t preach Y Vogue.
“It’s an album by #MADONNA who is famous enough to gross $408 million at the age of 52 for her tour.” “Madonna, the queen, a little respect”, were some of the mentions on this social network.
Faced with criticism, Cher reappeared in Twitter to clarify that at no time was it his intention to make fun of Madonna and assured that he did not know about the new music of the famous.
“I didn’t mean to dump trash on Madge! She is the best at what she does! I said it was bad once! It’s not nice! Ok, I didn’t know MDNA was released. Shoot me I live in a cave,” she wrote.
For 2013, once again, Cher took up Madonna during a Reddit AMA, but this time she made it clear to the audience that she didn’t hate the singer, just: “She thought she was a bitch *.”
He also noted: “Madge must be one of the most wonderful artists I know. She doesn’t like everything she does, sure, but she’s always on top of the wave. She always saw the trends long before anyone else and she had great videos.”
After all these years of supposed enmity, 2017 set a precedent for the fans of both pop stars, because during the Women’s March on Washington DC both posed in an iconic photograph where you can see Madonna in orange pants and Cher in a warm cream-colored coat.
However, peace between the two artists did not come. In 2018 Cher went to the Ellen DeGeneres Show and, during a round of games where she had to choose three celebrities with whom she would collaborate, the singer of little girl either You haven’t seen the last of me he exclaimed: “Adele, Pink and… uh… uh… not with Madonna.”
Currently, both Cher and Madonna continue their professional careers and neither of them has resumed the great controversy that accompanied them for years.
On the one hand, a couple of days ago, the singer of The beautiful island shared that he will start a new tour to celebrate in a big way his more than 40 years of success in the music industry.
“I’m excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes of give my fans the show they’ve been waiting for”, Madonna highlighted in a statement from her social networks.
The tour will cover 35 cities, starting in Vancouver on July 15. After a series of dates in North America, will move to Europeto end in Amsterdam on December 1.
Regarding Cher, he announced in 2021 that the filming of his autobiographical film was already underway.
“Universal is putting together a biopic with my friends Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman as producers. They have produced movies like Mamma Mia! My dear friend, four years ago, the legendary Oscar winner, Eric Roth will write the script”, the famous tweeted.
In addition, in the official statement from producer Judy Craymer, congratulations for working hand in hand with one of the most representative stars of all time were present.
“Gary and I are delighted to be working with Cher again. and, this time, to bring his empowered and authentic life odyssey to the big screen. One can’t help but be drawn to and inspired by talent.Cher’s strength, unique wit, warmth and vision. His unprecedented success in film musicals and television has inspired generations. We couldn’t be happier to tell his story to a movie audience.”