Gaga has recently received harsh criticism for the track since its release last Friday, with many saying it's too reminiscent of Madonna's 1989 hit 'Express Yourself.'
In an interview with Jay Leno last night, Gaga said, "The good news is I got an email from her people sending me their love and support on behalf of the single. And if the queen says it shall be, then it shall be."
Lady Gaga, who has always professed her admiration for Madonna, also responded to the criticism: "You know, there is really no one that is a more adoring and loving Madonna fan than me. I am the hugest fan, personally and professionally."
Gaga added that she wanted a specific vibe for 'Born This Way,' one that would help express more of a dance party feel. "The freedom in the song, the R&B, early '90s vibe that it has, it's so full of love and spirit, and I think that 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. It doesn't always have to be so dark. It doesn't always have to be so sexy. Sometimes it's wonderful just to celebrate life and kind of go to church with it."
The single is currently No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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Listen to Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way.'