Lady Gaga describes David Bowie as an "alien prince".
The 'Applause' singer is a huge fan of the music legend and - although she hasn't met him yet - she admitted he is an inspiration in her everyday life.
Speaking on the 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man' talk show, she said: "I have not met him yet, it's okay - you know I'm such a big fan, that it's kind of this weird amazing thing that I haven't met him yet.
"He's sort of like an alien prince. He still runs my universe as well, like, every morning I wake up and I think, 'What would Bowie do?' "
The star also compared herself to her hero, noting "a sense of protection" while insisting she doesn't feel a need to hide behind her image.
She added: "I guess for him it was a sense of perfection. These things he created, it was self expression for him but also a sense of protection for who he personally is as David.
"And for me, this is a sense of protection, I'm not really protecting myself actually because myself is who you see every day, and my inability to rest in one soul is just who I am.
"I've just always kind of thought life's too short to wear one hat, and I don't know if it makes me crazy or not, but it's just the way the cookie crumbles in my house."