Lady Gaga is thanking the Queen of Pop for her brave speech accepting Billboard' Woman of the Year award.
Mother Monster made waves in October when she shut down Beats 1 host Zane Lowe's comparison to Madonna.
"Madonna and I are very different," Gaga said. "I wouldn’t make that comparison at all. I don’t mean to disrespect Madonna. She’s a nice lady and she’s had a fantastic huge career. She’s the biggest pop star of all time, but I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours, and hours a day in the studio. I’m a producer, I’m a writer. What I do is different. I’m not just rehearsing over and over again to put on a show. There’s a spontaneity in my work. I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I’m not afraid of my flaws. There are major differences between me and her… I just will not be compared to anyone anymore. I am who the fuck I am, and this is me. My life story is my life story."
A lot has changed in the world since then. Both women have publicly denounced President-elect Donald Trump while promoting peace and kindness; Mother Monster is singing a different tune.
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During Madonna's speech accepting Billboard's Woman of the Year award, the Rebel Heart singer urged women to unite.
"What I would like to say to all women here today is this: Women have been oppressed for so long they believe what men have to say about them," she said. "They believe they have to back a man to get the job done…. As women, we have to start appreciating our own and each other's worth. Seek out strong women to befriend to align yourself with and to learn from, to collaborate with, to be inspired by and enlightened by. True solidarity amongst women is a power on its own."
This caught Gaga's attention, who took to Twitter to thank Madonna for her wise words: "@Madonna your speech at the Billboard Music Awards was inspiring. You're so brave & strong. Thanks for being that for us girls we need that."
@Madonna your speech at the Billboard Music Awards was inspiring. You're so brave & strong. Thanks for being that for us girls we need that.
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 12, 2016
Read Madonna's entire speech here.
Your turn, Madonna.