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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"

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: