Lady Gaga has been accused of lying about receiving an email from Madonna on Jay Leno’s television show.
Mother monster has been riding a tidal wave of criticism about the similarities between Born This Way and Madonna’s 1989 hit Express Yourself since its debut a week ago.
The 52-year-old pop legend added fuel to the fire by uploading a live performance of Express Yourself to her YouTube account – seen by many as a less than subtle dig at her younger rival – but Gaga insisted she had Madonna’s blessing when she dicussed the controversy with Jay Leno (below).
“I got an e-mail from her and her people sending me their love and complete support on behalf of the single,” she told the talk show host during their interview.
The thing is – Madge might not have sent it.
A rep for the superstar told CNN: “I am not aware that Madonna sent GaGa an e-mail.”
It could be a simple misunderstanding but this is starting get a little embarrassing for the fame monster.