Celebrity news tells us that LADY GAGA is currently being sued for allegedly stealing parts of a song for “Judas,” the second single off her latest album, “Born This Way.”
Gaga was slapped with a lawsuit by Rebecca Francescatti, a relatively obscure singer-songwriter who claims that some parts of the song “Judas” were copied from her own song, “Juda,” which she wrote back in 1999.
According to the federal suit, “Juda” was reportedly re-recorded and remixed in 2005 by sound engineer Brian Gaynor, who is incidentally an associate of DJ White Shadow, the producer for several of the songs on Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” album.
Francescatti and her attorney are insisting that there’s a connection, because Gaga got Gaynor himself to work on her album back in 2010.
Gaga’s accusers claim:
“[The two songs are] too prevalent…to be an independent creation… A lot of people say that the songs might not sound the same at first blush, but when you look at the music and composition, it’s otherwise… We’ve spoken to musicologists and other experts who examined the melody and tonal structure not only with the chorus line but throughout [and came to that conclusion].”
Aside from Gaga, Francescatti is also suing the pop singer’s label, Universal Music Group, DJ White Shadow, and Gaynor.
Do you believe that the extremely creative Mother Monster would ever steal a song from someone else?
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