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Lady Gaga's new song "Born This Way" has drawn its fair share of comparisons to Madonna's 1989 hit "Express Yourself." And in an interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the fashion-forward singer finally spoke out about being constantly likened to the pop icon she refers to as "the Queen."
"There is no one that is more of an adoring and loving Madonna fan than me," Gaga said. "I am the hugest fan, personally and professionally." Back in 2009, the two divas famously showed there was no bad blood between them when they parodied themselves in a Saturday Night Live sketch, acknowledging their media-inspired "feud" by getting into a comical catfight.
"The good news is that I got an email from (Madonna's) people and her sending me their love and support on behalf of the single," Gaga continued. "If the Queen says it shall be, then it shall be."
The five-time Grammy winner (who won three of those trophies on Sunday night) also clarified that her peculiar transportation to Sunday night's awards wasn't an egg, but a "vessel." "I was in it for three days (prior to the show)," she said. "It was temperature controlled."
All comparisons to Madge aside, Gaga certainly understands the importance of being creative and standing out. Any empowered, iconic blonde female singers will inevitably be compared to the Queen -- but as far as we're concerned, Gaga is well on her way to being pop music royalty herself. Watch a clip from her Leno interview below!
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