Pop Divas Inspired By Madonna: 10 Rebel Hearts Who Have Praised The Queen Of Pop

Bradley Stern | March 2, 2015 10:22 pm
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“There’s only one Queen, and that’s Madonna…bitch,” Nicki Minaj once declared on Madonna’s 2012 record, MDNA.

Plenty can be said about Madonna’s contributions to pop music (and pop culture, in general): From her fresh, bold vision for pushing the boundaries of pop music, to her provocative exploration of sexuality to her rather outspoken and#unapologetic political/social commentary, Madge has continuously, fearlessly earned the title of Queen Of Pop.

But don’t take our word for it!

Almost all of today’s pop princesses have publicly praised the Rebel Heart icon as a source of inspiration in their own careers. And so, to celebrate the impending release of her thirteenth studio album, we’re taking a look at the many ways that Madonna has impacted today’s pop princesses, from Ariana Grande to Beyoncé to Taylor Swift to Zendaya.

Check out the gallery full of Madge-ically inspired quotes up top.