Before she entered the spotlight, the Bronx artist idolized the pop star a great deal. In a previous interview with Billboard, the rapper said: "I love Madonna and Lady Gaga. One of my favorite style icons is Lady Gaga." She continued: "She can be very chic and different. There are certain things that a girl like me from the hood, I be like, 'You know what I wouldn’t wear that,' but you a beast for thinking about that. I like that."
That brings us to a talent show that Cardi performed in years ago when she was still in high school. While onstage, the rapper sang Gaga's hit "Bad Romance." Take a look at the throwback footage below. You can definitely see that Cardi was a star in the making.
After seeing this video, Gaga reacted to it on social media with much excitement. "I LIVE @iamcardib," the Mother Monster replied with a heart, fire and hands up emojis. See that reaction below.
It turns out that Gaga is a fan of the rapper, as well. She tweeted some of Cardi's "Get Up 10" lyrics earlier this week. "Fall down 9 times but I get up 10! @iamcardib SPEAK WOMAN," she said. Here's to the two fans of one another working together in the near future. Take a look at Gaga's sharing Cardi's lyrics, and a video from 2013 of Cardi and her sister, Hennessy, dancing to "Applause" below.
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