Howard Stern interviewed Lady Gaga for nearly two hours on his Sirius XM satellite show this week, and talked about “Telephone” being passed from the Pussycat Dolls to Britney.

“I wrote it for the Pussycat Dolls, and Britney then wanted the song, and then she recorded it and then they didn’t end up using it and then I wanted it back.”

That and more in the interview. Starts @ 52 minutes 42 seconds.

The full interview is phenomenal.