Ava Max can't escape the Lady Gaga comparisons.  She was asked about it in a new interview. She says she loves Gaga, but doesn't get why people compare women and not men (which I don't agree with btw).  The quote wasn't originally in English, so this is the Google Translation, but you'll get the gist.   She was asked which artists influence her.  "For me Beyoncé is number 1. Mariah Carey, I have said it on other occasions, it was also very important. In a way, she was the f