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Cher: 'Lady Gaga is not the new Madonna'

Superstar Cher has opened up about animosity in the music world between already established artists and new hitmakers. 

During an interview with Attitude magazine, the 'Believe' icon explained that it's important to recognise ever star of music as their own person and not be constantly comparing them to others.

When asked who the modern version of herself is, Cher admitted that there are no replacements for icons and new stars will just come and make their own mark on the industry instead of filling the shoes of those who have come before them: "None. There is no young me. If you get to be that, if you get to a certain level, you have to be the young you."

"You can't be the young anybody else. That's why Gaga is Gaga and Madonna is Madonna. All these people are themselves. You can't be the young anybody... Until I'm dead. Maybe when I'm dead, someone will go, 'Oh that's the young Cher,' but I like Gaga because of her audacity."

Earlier this month, Cher spoke about her opinion of Gaga and told Heat magazine that she has a lot of time for the 'Applause' beauty, but is intimidated by her fanbase:

"I don't like it when all the Little Monsters [Lady Gaga fans] come down on me, I think young artists don't realise that you have to support one another and there no room for b***hing. Women stand together and so do artists. You might fight if you don't like someone but you still have to support them."






Watch Cher's music video for 'Woman's World' here: