Gwen Stefani has laughed off Madonna's claims she copied her style from the MATERIAL GIRL - insisting everyone from her generation was influenced by the pop superstar.

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."