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LADY GAGA SUED

Accused of Ripping Off 'Judas'

HEAR BOTH SONGS

8/5/2011 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lady Gaga Judas
Lady Gaga
's hit song "Judas" is a total rip-off of a 1999 song called "Juda" ... so says a singer named Rebecca Francescatti ... who just filed a lawsuit against Gaga in federal court.

Rebecca claims the similarities between the two songs are NOT a coincidence ... because her former bass player -- Brian Gaynor -- is now employed by a music company that wrote 17 songs on Gaga's recent "Born This Way" album.

Rebecca's lawyer, Chris Niro, tells TMZ, "Though the songs are different styles, the composition is the same and the chorus is the same melody ... [Rebecca] is seeking recognition for what she created."

Francescatti, who sings under the name Rebecca F., is suing for unspecified damages. 

We called Lady Gaga's camp for comment ... no word back so far.

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REBECCA'S SONG



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136.

Jackie    

Tmz- you didn't even use the chorus, of course people aren't going to think it sounds similar when your showing two different elements of each song.

1072 days ago
137.

Mayu    

exactly, HOW are these songs alike?

not the same melody unless you're smoking something.

1072 days ago
138.

Laraine Jardane-f/k/a laraine beitzel/a/k/a laraine calway    

Lady Gaga is a unique lady.Full of fun.

1072 days ago
139.

jukaswo    

The only thing that's the same about these songs is that they're both terrible.

1072 days ago
140.

Canada Guy    

I freekin' HATE anything Gaga but the 2 clips sound nothing alike at all.

1072 days ago
141.

Marie    

http://gagacheat.blogspot.com/2011/06/judas-is-rip-off-of-loli-luxs-wanna-be.html

This is where the rip off starts.

1072 days ago
142.

anonymous    

They sound nothing alike. Just cuz you suck sweetie... doesn't mean Gaga should pay you! It won't last

1072 days ago
143.

MigraineMomma    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfrBq2I9KTg

1072 days ago
144.

dizzypdx    

Neither one are original enough to warrant a lawsuit.

1072 days ago
145.

JustDanceIne    

okay well this Rebecca is not going to win the lawsuit. First off they don't sound alike other then both of them repeating Judas a few times. Secondly Lady GaGa writes all of her songs not other people. Also she said her bass player wrote all of Lady GaGa's songs on her BTW album which is all of them minus the remixes. Which isn't even possible because she wrote one of her songs by herself (you and i) and the people that wrote Judas was Lady GaGa and Redone. This Rebecca girl is just trying to act like GaGa stole her song so people feel bad for her and she becomes popular. Sorry Rebecca, but you failed.

1072 days ago
146.

chrisg    

Dumb lawsuit that will end up being a waste of time. She won't win because there is still a GREAT amount of distinction between the two songs. Even if the same producer worked with them, It's expected for some songs to sound common. I mean, look at every song Timbaland produces.

1072 days ago
147.

mkygod    

I'm in the camp that thinks she did take some things from Ace of Base and Madonna in her songs "Alehandro" and "Born this Way", but this one sounds nothing like each other. That case is going to get dropped FAST.

1072 days ago
148.

Stephanie    

Its not just because I'm a fan, but that song has nothing to do with Gaga. Rebecca is all out of breath and chord with her ish, sounds like shes masturbating and can't get her vibrator to have any more power. That's sad, she prob mad because she never made it big...tisk tisk.....like who is Rebecca Whatsername?Just goes to show all Rebecca's in the biz suck major a$$. SIT DOWN REBECCA! SIT DOWN! Wack a$$. Gaga is the ****..she crazy...but shes the ****.....

1072 days ago
149.

Spencer    

No Similarities,
Just Wants to make money...
MONSTER PAW UP!

1072 days ago
150.

claudia    

nothing alike !! this lawsuit is mad

1072 days ago
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