By Archana Ram
Updated February 09, 2011 at 06:04 PM EST
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Another day, another piece of Gaga-related news. After yesterday’s reveal of the album cover for the pop star’s highly anticipated Born This Way, chatter is now surfacing that the cover is a blatant, albeit black and white, copy of the cover for Kylie Minogue’s 2007 release 2 Hearts. (see here for both in B&W.)

After a side-by-side inspection, it’s hard to deny some of the similarities. Side angle pose? Check. Dramatic winged eyeliner? Check. Jagged, graffiti-like font? Check, check, check. But at least Gaga switched up her mane from Minogue’s Dynasty-style updo. I much prefer the smacked-in-the-face-with-a-fan look.

This isn’t, of course, the first time two album covers have echoed one another. Though for an artist like Gaga who prides herself on individuality, this seems like the ultimate act of (non Madonna-related) treason.

What do you guys think? Is it a rip-off? Or is it just an artist exercising her freedom to pose in a profile shot?

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