Madonna Amused by Copycats

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

MADONNA is amused by the role she plays in the success of modern-day pop icons.

The 53-year-old Material Girl can’t fail to notice how the likes of Lady GaGa have borrowed from the catalog of looks and musical styles and she’s happy for them to carry on.

“I think she references me a lot in her work,” says Madonna of GaGa.

“Sometimes I think it is amusing and flattering and well done. I really don’t have a problem with it. It’s flattering.”

The superstar recently said her fans should “scrape” together $300 to see her concert.

Madge’s last tour grossed $408 million, the most ever for a solo artist, and is expected to go back on the road shortly.

“So start saving your pennies now,” she says.

“People spend $300 on crazy things all the time, things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I’m worth it.”