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Jake Shears 'Proud' of Lady GaGa's Fame

April 25, 2011 (3:12 pm) GMT
Singer Jake Shears feels like a proud father when he sees how famous Lady Gaga has become, after the 'Poker Face' star credited his band Scissor Sisters with inspiring her.
Jake Shears, Scissor Sisters

saw the "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" hitmakers in concert in their native New York City during the early stages of her career and admits the camp five-piece was a major influence on her style.

Jake Shears is delighted Gaga has gone on to become an international superstar and he feels honoured to have had a hand in her success.

He tells Britain's Seven Days magazine, "She is such a kindred spirit, of course. She has been so much fun. It's really exciting to watch her rise to fame. It has been very satisfying. In a way, I feel like a proud papa."

"She came to our shows when she was growing up and she is a big fan. If we are an influence, that's super exciting. It's why we do what we do... I met her for the first time last summer. That is when she told me about the shows she had come to."

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