Madonna took a cheeky swipe at the former NO DOUBT singer at last weekend (30OCT05), saying, "She ripped me off. We work with a lot of the same people. She married a Brit, she's got long hair and she likes fashion."
But Stefani insists Madonna iconic status means she influenced a whole generation of girls.
She says, "Some people say that I copy her.
"But show me one girl my age who was not influenced by her."