Lady Gaga: 'I'm Not After Madonna's F***ing Throne'
Gaga tells Howard Stern she couldn't care less if Madge doesn't like her...
The Applause singer was quizzed about her rivalry with Madge during Howard Stern's radio show, where she explained that she wasn't after the Queen of Pop's "f**king throne".
When asked by Stern why Madonna seems to have a problem with her, Lady G replied: "I think she's more aggravated that I'm not upset that she doesn't like me. 'Cause I don't care that she doesn't like me... No, I don't care... It's such nonsense.
"[Attacks from people like Perez Hilton are] really rooted in Madonna, that's the centre of it. It's silly... There's always this pissing match: 'She's taking her torch, is she the new her, is she going to outlast her or not?'"
Gaga went on to claim that she has no interest in pinching Madge's place in pop because she doesn't believe in hierarchy, stating: "There's this thing with some people that I'm a threat to the throne. I don't want your f**king throne, no thanks, I have my own.
"I actually don't want a throne at all, because I don't view myself as a queen, I view myself as one of my fans."
The Poker Face hitmaker previously revealed she was "kind of floored" when Madonna covered her song Born This Way during a mash-up with Express Yourself on her MDNA tour, adding: "I'm not quite sure what her intention was - to do that in the show - but I don't really care."