Cher dissed Madonna during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on September 24. Cher played a ‘5-second rule game with Ellen where Stephen Twitch Boss read questions to which one of the two players had to quickly recite three different answers in five seconds, tops.
At one point in the game, Cher seemed to diss Madonna when Boss asked, ‘Name three celebrities you’d want to do a duet with.’
Cher answered: ‘Oh! Adele, Pink and… uh, um — not Madonna!’ — That was the moment when the audience oohed and ahh-ed in utter shock.
‘Well, all right, Ms. Negative!’, Ellen even joked after the moment.
Cher jokingly played coy, saying, ‘Did I cheat?’ Ellen said, ‘Yeah!’, explaining to the music icon that Boss ‘said who you’d want to — not who you wouldn’t want to.’
Cher seemed unbothered by her own diss said, ‘I took a little license.’
Cher’s issues with Madonna go a long way back in the 90s.
‘There are lots of things that I respect about her. I think that she knows how to work the business like nobody I’ve ever seen before. There’s something about her that I don’t like. She’s…mean. I don’t like that,’ Cher once told CBS’ Steve Kmetko back in the ’90s.
‘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,’ Cher explained.