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Cyndi Lauper: “Madonna was a hero for me.”

Source: DailyMail.

She’s the iconic pop star who rose to stardom in the 1980s, with her mega-hit Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

And as Cyndi Lauper, 63, continues to build her remarkable legacy, the singer-actress recently credited the likes of Madonna, 58, for inspiring her early singing career.

The Time After Time artist was promoting the hit musical Kinky Boots during an appearance on The Project and she was asked whether she ever felt threatened by the success of fellow artists when she first started out:

No! I thought of them with pretty great regard,

  she said – specifically referring to Madonna, Prince and Boy George.

Prince’s music has always been a part of Lauper’s musical landscape, as was Madonna.

She added:

I got to say, I fool around and say she was my evil cousin but when she did Like A Prayer, my catholic schoolgirl heart was… I loved her! She was a hero, right? She got everyone upset. That was so good. Right?

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