Entertainment legend Liza Minnelli sat down with Billboard to discuss her new album release, and during the conversation, Billboard asked Minnelli about the music she listens to. In her response, she mentioned Lady GaGa, who she met backstage at the Monster Ball HBO special recording last year. Describing their meeting, she said:
Oh sure, she was wonderful to me. She told me, ‘I do what I do because of you.’ I was so surprised. I met her before her show because she asked me to come backstage and she was so complimentary. Then I watched the show and the section where she just played the piano and sang was grand.
To read the rest of the interview, make sure to visit Billboard.com.