Ahead of releasing her highly anticipated Joanne album on Friday, Lady Gaga responded to being to compared to Madonna time and time again. It all started when Zane Lowe from Beats 1 Radio brought up the singers' relationships with their fathers.
"There is another artist who has lived a very parallel existence," he said. "Based on this story, which I'm sure you can relate to. You know Madonna tells a very similar story -- overprotective father, 'Papa Don't Preach.' You know what I mean."
That's when Gaga launched into how much she's not like the 58-year-old music icon. "Madonna and I are very different. Just saying. We're very different. I wouldn't make that comparison at all and I don't mean to disrespect Madonna, she's a nice lady, and she's had a fantastic huge career, biggest pop star of all time," she explained. "But I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours and hours a day in the studio. I'm a producer. I'm a writer. What I do is different."
The 28-year-old singer further elaborated that she's "not just rehearsing over and over again to put on a show."
“There is spontaneity to my work,” Gaga added. “I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I'm not afraid of my flaws."
Mother Monster -- who had a secret show on Thursday night at Bitter End in NYC, the first place she performed when she 15 -- was was adamant that she was not trying to be "disrespectful" to Madonna. "I just will not be compared to anyone anymore," she said. "I am who the f**k I am and this is me. My life story is my life story, just like yours is. The thing is we all express things in different ways, but my rebellion at my father for him being angry with me, that has ended. It's like finally I can bite back."