Songs like "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga really have most thinking, is Lady Gaga influenced by Madonna or just flat out copying her whole swag?
Well, according to Madonna's latest interview on 20/20, it's clear in Madonna's mind that Gaga definitely is influenced by her...
"I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. And sometimes I think it's amusing and flattering and well done,....There's a lot of ways to look at it. I can't really be annoyed by it …because, obviously, I've influenced her."
But when does influence turn into mimicking?
Madonna, who's now 53, says she thinks Gaga and her team may have went a little overboard when it came to "Born This Way"....
"When I heard it on the radio …I said that sounds very familiar....It feels reductive."
For the record, "reductive" means simplified or downgraded.... ouch! But Madonna kept it cute by adding,
"I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song...I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was…interesting."
Meanwhile Madonna is set to perform at this years Super Bowl halftime show.
In case you missed it, not too long ago we spoke with rapper Lil' Kim, who also thinks Lady Gaga has been "influenced" by her...
Lil Kim Talks Lady Gaga Using Her Style? TOTT Exclusive
What do you think about all of this? Is everyone just influenced by everyone or......?