Singer Boy George has said he loves that pop singer Lady Gaga supports gay rights.

Boy George, who is experiencing a renaissance, recently told The Hollywood Reporter that the gay community appreciates Lady Gaga's love and agreed that her new gay anthem Born This Way sounds as if it was influenced by Madonna.

“I applaud what she does,” Boy George said. “I love the fact that she supports gay people. We appreciate that love.”

The British singer said that he “loved” Lady Gaga's arrival to the Grammys in an egg.

On her new single, Boy George said: “I don't think Gaga has ever denied the Madonna influence. When I saw her live last year, it was very Madonna. I think when you're a young performer from this decade, those are your reference points. I don't think she's ever denied that. And yes, there is a similarity between the new song and Express Yourself, but I don't think it's going to result in any kind of lawsuit.”

“Some artists wear their references on their sleeves and others are more subtle about it,” he added. “I don't think that's a bad thing.”

Boy George also said that he believes rocker Adam Lambert's willingness to be open about his sexuality is the result of a gay “daisy chain.”