Madonna has blessed 'Born This Way,' Lady Gaga says
While mixed reviews pour in for Lady Gaga's new single "Born This Way," one influential voice has spoken up in support of the track -- Madonna, the very icon that Gaga has been accused of ripping off.
The singer stopped by Jay Leno's couch on Monday evening sporting cranial enhancements similar to the extra shoulder bones she had attached for the Grammy Awards on Sunday. The chat show host wasted no time in asking what she thought of "Born" being compared to Madonna's old-school hit "Express Yourself."
Though she shied from commenting on any perceived similarities, she did say Madge had reached out with some love.
"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," Lady Gaga said.
"If the queen says, 'It shall be,' then it shall be," she said.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Lady Gaga accepts a Grammy at Sunday's telecast. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images