Pop Stars Inspired By Marilyn Monroe

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There's no doubt about it: Marilyn Monroe was one of the biggest pop culture icons of our time. Did you know she holds the title of the most photographed woman in history? Therefore, it only makes sense that the photos are documented in the new book Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis by David Wills. But who in music is inspired by Miss Marilyn? Here's four pop stars who idolize the classic blonde bombshell:

Lady Gaga
Gaga's "Government Hooker" is actually all about Marilyn Monroe. "Put your hands on me / John F. Kennedy" is a reference to the rumoured relationship between the starlet and the former US president. Do you think Gaga's love for Marilyn inspired her blonde 'do? She's naturally a brunette, remember?

Nicki Minaj
The "Super Bass" star did a super-cute fashion spread with Glamour magazine in September, where she admitted she was a huge MM fan. Says the rapper in the magazine, "I've always adored Marilyn Monroe-mostly for her facial expressions in her pictures". Break out the curly blonde bob wig, Nicki!

Have you seen Madonna's "Material Girl" video? Or better yet, the lyrics? It's totally an ode to Marilyn's "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend", no question about it. Madonna has always been a Marilyn fan: just check out her Celebration: Greatest Hits album cover! Look familiar?

Mariah Carey
Here's where the Marilyn love gets intense: Mariah named her baby girl Monroe after the iconic movie star! Bonus news: Mariah's music video for "Don't Forget About Us" was inspired by Marilyn's film "Something's Got To Give".

For the full Marilyn-filled article, check out Nick Cannon's list on Cannon's Countdown.

~ A.H.