Lady Gaga Takes Britney's Twitter Crown, Thanks Fans

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Lady Gaga has overtaken Britney Spears on Twitter. Gaga had more than 5,741,000 followers today (Aug. 23), compared with 5,703,000 for Spears.

Gaga thanked her fans for helping her take the Twitter crown in a video posted to YouTube over the weekend. "Hello world -- this is Lady Gaga, queen of Twitter," said the star, donning a white lace hat adorned with the Twitter logo and waving a blue wand. "I wanted to thank all my beautiful little monsters for following me. Thank you for beginning my reign as Twitter queen."

Video: Lady Gaga thanks her Twitter followers

"I vow never to partake in celebrity online shenaningans," Gaga continued, "and I vow to always tweet, and tweet again..just remember that I love you, and love yourself. 'Cause Little Monsters, you were born that way, baby. I love you, Twitter. See you at the Monster Ball."

Spears was the No. 1 celebrity on Twitter for three months after taking the top spot from Ashton Kutcher.

However, Internet research company said that Justin Bieber - currently the No. 3 musician and No. 6 celebrity/public figure on Twitter with 4,706,000 followers - is the fastest growing star on the site. He is adding almost 800,000 new followers a month.