Beth Ditto: Lady GaGa Will Be Iconic For Youngsters
Gossip frontwoman suggests Lady G will be inspirational for five-year-olds...
Speaking to the NME, the Gossip frontwoman said: "I think her music is for five-year-olds. Like when I was five, for me it was Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Michael Jackson. Those people were iconic."
Ditto went on to explain: "I'm 31, so that was like 26 years ago. I think that for the five-year-old watching MTV right now, Lady GaGa is going to be an iconic person.
"In 20 years, the people who are here and talking to journalists will be like, 'Oh Lady GaGa changed my life, Nicki Minaj changed my life.' They'll be saying who influenced them and it will be Lady GaGa, Nicki Minaj, artists like that.
"I don't think it's as relevant when a 31-year-old is saying the same things."
Beth insisted that she thinks what Lady G does is 'interesting' and is "contributing in a really big way", but added: "If you're watching Lady GaGa as a kid, it's so much different [as opposed to] when you're 31.
"It's like yeah, we like her songs, but because we're experiencing them as 31-year-olds it doesn't have the same impact. The five-year-olds listening to Lady GaGa are ripping their hair out because they've never seen or heard anything like it."
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