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Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera and M.I.A. have all been accused of dissing Lady Gaga -- but Britney Spears refuses to jump on the bandwagon! Even though Gaga, 24, has replaced Spears, 28, as the most-followed celebrity on Twitter, Spears has nothing but admiration for her fellow pop star.
"I'm a big fan of hers," Spears tells the U.K. fashion magazine Pop in a new cover story. Spears even says she'd team up with Gaga for a duet, adding, "Anything's possible!"
We've written before about the reasons why other female pop stars feel threatened by Lady Gaga -- and Britney has more reason than any of them. A few years ago, Spears was exactly where Gaga is now: controversial (for different reasons), breaking album sales records and appearing on the cover of every magazine. And their musical styles are similar enough that Spears was offered Gaga's single "Telephone" first (as revealed by an infamously bad demo that was leaked this year). Take away her costumes, add a couple of kids and a nervous breakdown, and Gaga would look a lot like Spears.
But instead of being bitter, Britney is embracing her competition -- an impressive and surprisingly mature move on her part. Maybe Spears looks at Gaga and sees somebody whom she can uniquely relate to, rather than someone she needs to crush on the Billboard charts. And that's a nice alternative to the needless rivalries that female celebrities are so often dragged into.
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