Yesterday, Lady Gaga stopped by Howard Stern’s satellite radio show to promote her new album. During the two hour sit-down, Stern asked Gaga about her rivalry with Madonna. The “Applause” singer has some rather choice words for the Queen of Pop:
“Honestly, I think she’s more aggravated that I’m not upset that she doesn’t like me.”
She continued: “I don’t care that she doesn’t like me. No, I don’t care. It’s such nonsense.”
Gaga, of course, has been accused of ripping off Madonna many times in the past, most notably with her song “Born the Way,” which many felt was similar to Madonna’s 1989 hit “Express Yourself.” In response, Madonna performed a snippet of “Born this Way” on her MDNA tour last year.
“[Attacks from people like Perez Hilton are] really rooted in Madonna,” Gaga went on to say. “That’s the center of it.”
“There’s always this pissing match: ‘She’s taking her torch, is she the new her, is she going to outlast her or not?'”
Then she said: “There’s this thing with some people that I’m a threat to the throne. I don’t want your fucking throne! No thanks! I have my own!”
She then retracted her statement, saying: “I actually don’t want a throne at all, because I don’t view myself as a queen, I view myself as one of my fans.”
It’s your move, Madge.