After [article id="1621427"]talking with MTV News' Jim Cantiello[/article] about her [article id="1621390"]heartfelt tribute to the late Michael Jackson[/article] at the VMAs on Sunday night, [artist id="1098"]Madonna[/artist] also answered questions about [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] and her daughter, Lourdes.
Gaga, of course, has been frequently compared to Madonna — both musically and as an icon — and [article id="1621395"]her performance at the VMAs[/article] on Sunday has been compared with Madonna's famous VMA performances.
While she didn't see Gaga's avant-garde red-carpet getup in person, Madonna did catch it on a television screen backstage.
"I just saw Lady Gaga," Madonna said with a smile. "She looks like she's going to carnival in Venice, very beautiful."
When asked if she feels at all threatened by the comparisons, Madonna said, "No, I'm very flattered."
What about [article id="1621382"]Lady Gaga's escort, Kermit the Frog?[/article]
"I missed that," Madonna said. Asked if she'd ever been escorted by Kermit, she joked, "No, but I've dated some frogs."
When asked if her daughter Lourdes — who is such a big Gaga fan that she [article id="1610640"]danced on a table during a Gaga concert[/article] that Madonna took her to earlier this year — is interested in show business, Madonna turned serious.
"She's got school tomorrow, so she's in the bed sleeping," she said. "I think she has an interest, but she has time — she's not even 13 yet, so give her a few more years."
The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards might have wrapped, but the party is far from over. Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes updates, party reports and much more.