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I had a blast working with Lady Gaga. She's fantastic, she's very inspiring. She's a very human person underneath all those layers. I love her, she's great. The persona she's built up certainly seems to be working.
A still-grieving mom says her late daughter inspired Lady Gaga on her path to superstardom, and wants the "Poker Face" pop icon to give the tragic teen her due.
Yana Morgana is seeking the rights to release the dozen or so songs her daughter, Lina, recorded with Gaga -- then Stefani Germanotta -- before Lina committed suicide at age 19.
And she wants the "Paparazzi" princess to acknowledge it was Lina Morgana's dark, edgy style that helped create Lady Gaga.
Here you will find manicure designs inspired by Gaga's outfits, performances, and her own nails.
"Springsteen had such an influence on our home," she says during the documentary. "My father gave me, I believe it was for Christmas, a Bruce Springsteen songbook for the piano and on it was 'Thunder Road,' which is my favorite Bruce Springsteen song.
It was revealed over a slew of Twitter messages that Lady Gaga’s 2009 song So Happy I Could Die was actually inspired by British songstress Lily Allen.
Gaga has mentioned Spears in several interviews, and revealed, "Britney certainly doesn’t need any freakin’ tips from me! Britney Spears is the queen of pop. I was learning from her."
Another spiritual influence on Gaga has been the Indian physician, public speaker and writer Deepak Chopra. Labeling him a "true inspiration", she stated that "he's always reminded me to work in a life of service to my fans and to fulfill my vision and my destiny" in addition to thinking about Chopra when it comes to her work as a musician: "I want so much for it to go beyond the music for my fans."