When confronted by Jay Leno, about the Born this Way/Express Yourself plagiarism controversy, Lady Gaga plays the respectful and diplomatic card and… it works…
Jay Leno: Let me ask you about this controversy… This whole thing about Madonna and “Express Yourself”. What are your thoughts about this? Because people love to com up with comparisons.
Lady Gaga: “There is really no one that is a more adoring and loving Madonna fan than me. I am the hugest fan personally and professionally. 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.”
Oddly, Gaga credited Whitney Houston – not Madonna – as her source of inspiration for the song.
She told the audience while accepting the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album…
“I want to say thank you to Whitney Houston
When I wrote ‘Born This Way’ I imagined you were singing it because I wasn’t secure enough to see myself as a superstar.”
We feel that while admitting the similarities, Gaga isn’t being totally honest, here…
What do you think?
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