So, today I learned a new word courtesy of The Material Girl herself; Madonna. When asking about Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and how she imitates Madonna’s style, legacy, music…Madonna responded with, “It feels Reductive.” The interviewers said what does that mean. Madonna said, “Look it up.” So, I do.
Reductive means the act of reduction therefore it is the processes of converting something from one form to another by reducing.
Bottom-line, Madonna wasn’t exactly dissing Lady Gaga but she definitely wasn’t going over-the-top to complimenting her song/style. She was making a direct correlation that one had to do with the other and it was similar but Lady Gaga’s form was more an incarnation of her original work.