Lady Gaga has reignited her feud with Madonna by insisting she has no interest in becoming the next Queen of Pop and doesn't care about the superstar's opinion of her.
The pair has been embroiled in a spat since 2011 after Gaga's hit Born This Way was widely compared to Madonna's 1989 track Express Yourself.
Following the comparison, Madonna has taken several swipes at Gaga, performing a mash-up of both songs during her 2012 MDNA tour and jokingly dedicating her track Masterpiece to the singer during a concert in New Jersey last year (12), telling fans, "I'm gonna dedicate this next song to Lady Gaga... Imitation is the highest form of flattery."
However, the Poker Face hitmaker insists she is not bothered by what Queen of Pop thinks of her and has no interest in taking over her position in the music world.
In a radio interview with shock jock Howard Stern on Tuesday (12Nov13), she says, "I think she's more aggravated that I'm not upset that she doesn't like me. Because I don't care that she doesn't like me. No, I don't care. It's such nonsense...
"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."