Lady Gaga caught a lot of heat last week for supposedly ripping off Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’ with her new single ‘Born This Way.’ Madonna fans across the world blasted Gaga for being a copycat, but guess what, Gaga says Madonna is A-OK with the single and even liked it.

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She told Jay Leno last night:

“There is really no one that is a more adoring and loving Madonna fan than me. I am the hugest fan, personally and professionally. And… Well, the good news is, 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. And I think it’s so important as well, I think today in music there’s the freedom in the song, the sort of R&B early 90s vibe that it has. It’s so full of love and spirit. I think it’s the spirit that people are reacting to the most. I just want everyone to rejoice and celebrate and be unafraid to be happy with music. It doesn’t always have to be so dark. It doesn’t always have to be so sexy. Sometimes it’s just wonderful to celebrate life and kind of go to church with it.”

What do you think? Does Gaga’s rationalization make sense or is she still just copying Madonna and Madge is being the bigger person?

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