It's been said by virtually everyone but Madonna herself so I guess it's about time Madonna was asked if she feels Lady Gaga is copying her.
In an interview with Cynthia McFadden, Madonna answered, "I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. Sometimes I think it's amusing and flattering and well-done. Obviously, I've influenced her."
This conversation of course quickly evolved into a slightly passive-aggressive, "It feels reductive....Look it up" series of comments, as if she were trying to tell us, "If you don't know what reductive means or you don't own a dictionary, you may never know that I am insulting Lady Gaga. Mwahahaha."