"Lady Gaga's Music Is Reductive", Madonna Says - Video

13 January 2012, 15:35 | Updated: 13 January 2012, 15:42

The singer finally talks about claims 'Born This Way' sounds like 'Express Yourself'.

Madonna has spoken about the comparisons between her music and Lady Gaga -and called the 'Judas' star's music "reductive".

Speaking to ABC News, Madonna said Lady Gaga was "a very talented artist" and admitted that she admired her songwriting.

But the 'Like A Virgin' star become more coy about her opinion of Lady Gaga when asked whether she thought the singer was "copying her".

"I certainly think she references me a lot in her work. And sometimes I think it's amusing and flattering and well done," she said.

Asked specifically about similarties between 'Born This Way' and Madonna's 'Express Yourself', Madonna replied: "When I heard it on the radio …I said that sounds very familiar."

Questioned whether that annoyed her, Madonna said: "It felt reductive."

When the interviewer asked if that was a good thing, the singer simply said: "Look it up" before sipping her tea cup like Lady Gaga.

Madonna is currently preparing for the release of her new album 'MDNA'.

Watch Madonna talking about Lady Gaga below.