Lady Gaga has finally chimed in on the controversy that her new single, “Born This Way,” sounds like Madonna’s 1989 anthem, “Express Yourself.”
Fresh off her appearance at the Grammys on Sunday night, Gaga paid a visit to “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” where Jay asked her what her thoughts were on the comparisons that are being made between the two songs.
“There is really no one that is a more adoring and loving Madonna fan than me,” Gaga responded. “I am the hugest fan personally and professionally.”
The pop superstar went on to reveal that she received communication from her Madgesty, and that she’s OK with the song.
“Well, the good news is that I got an e-mail from her people and her, sending me their love and complete support on behalf of the single and if the queen says it shall be, then it shall be,” Gaga told Jay.
Click HERE to watch a preview of Leno’s Gaga interview on “The Tonight Show.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Gaga dropped “Born This Way,” the lead single off her album of the same name, on February 2, and almost immediately, people were comparing it to Madonna’s iconic tune.
Gaga’s performance at the Grammys – where she had a long blonde ponytail, not unlike Madonna’s previous look – just prompted more fodder on the topic, including headlines like E! Online’s “Is Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ A Rip-Off of Madonna Classics?” and MTV’s “Does Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ Owe Debt To Madonna?”
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