Gaga: Madonna Likes ‘Express Yourself’-Influenced ‘Born This Way’ (video)

Gaga tells Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” that she has the blessing of “the queen”

Last Updated: February 15, 2011 @ 7:40 AM

Does Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" borrow too heavily from Madonna's "Express Yourself?" Gaga made the case on "The Tonight Show" Monday that it doesn't matter — because Madonna likes the song.

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"There is really no one that is a more adoring and loving Madonna fan than me," Gaga told Jay Leno. "I am the hugest fan personally and professionally. And, well, the good news is that I got an email from her people and her sending me their love and complete support on behalf of the single.

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Added Gaga: "If the queen says it shall be, then it shall be."

Madonna's rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The talk about Madonna begins at 3:20: