Lady Gaga wants to give Billie Eilish something she longed for in her own career: a female mentor.

During a recent interview (via NME), Mother Monster revealed that she sent flowers to Eilish after her impressive Grammy haul. “Billie swept a whole bunch of awards so I said, ‘Let’s send some flowers.’ I wrote her a note. For me, it’s healing because it hurt me that I didn’t get that. I’m going to be that for someone else,” she explained. “I’ve had a harder time with ­older women in terms of having a female ­mentor. Other than Celine Dion and Carole King, it’s proven ­difficult to have someone who would show me the way. So I really hope that young female artists – or young artists of any gender identity or sexual identity – will know that I am rooting for them.”

Though she didn’t have an older woman to show her the way, Gaga recently opened up about Elton John’s impact on her career and life.

“He’s been my mentor for a long time,” she said. “I mean, he’s always challenged me to keep my head above water and it’s something that I always appreciate is that he knows when I’m down. He just does. And he knows because I hide, because I never want anyone to see me when I’m like that.”

Article: Katrina Nattress

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