Nile Rodgers, who also produced smash hits for David Bowie and Madonna among other artists, is said to have come up with the idea for the song after noticing three different drag queens dressed as Diana Ross at a New York club. In 1997, the Notorious B.I.G. sampled this on the track "Mo' Money Mo' Problems," which became a No. 1 hit in the U.S.
Though it faced substanial criticism for its perceived similarities to another ambitious blonde singer's 1989 anthem, "Born This Way" has certainly achieved its own place in pop history. Not only are we pretty sure it's the first time a song of this caliber has ever included the word "transgender," ...
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