Until now, Madonna has stayed quiet despite near-universal charges that Lady Gaga ripped off her 1989 hit, "Express Yourself" with her gay anthem "Born This Way", which she performed at the MTV Video Music Awards last year.

Now, in an interview with Newsweek, Madonna finally commented on the striking similarities.

"I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song ('Express Yourself'). I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was...interesting."

Even Madonna's brother, Chris Ciccone, weighed in on the controversy. "They should have noticed, somebody should have noticed that the songs are so remarkably alike," Ciccone told E! News. "They should have pulled it or at least said, 'Change it.' "I was like, '"Express Yourself," wow.' And it's not like it's a direct copy, but it's more like that song than any other song I've ever heard before."

Lady Gaga has yet to respond.

Source: foxnews.com