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LADY GAGA SUED

Accused of Ripping Off 'Judas'

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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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151.

onecent    

Naw, uh-uh. I can't stand Ga-Ga's copy cat butt, but the songs sound nothing alike to me! Ga-Ga can sing, and it's such a shame she feels the desperate need to rip off everybody's swag and parade around looking like the last FOOL. @STFUP, you hit the ball out of the park!

1151 days ago
152.

Pete    

I would be the first to admit if this song is a close knock-off, like born this way and Madonna's - Express Yourself....but its not even close. And even if it was isnt "Mimmicry the greatest form of flattery". Your cannot deny Lady Gaga's singing talent and lyrical writing. Of course if you grow up being a big fan of certain artists, your artform might bear similarities to anothers.

1151 days ago
153.

Marie    

does anyone else think the term "paws up" is lame and irritating?

1151 days ago
154.

JB    

This doesn't even come close to the "Born This Way" - "Express Yourself" similarities. If Madonna wasn't famous, she would definitely sue & probably win.

1151 days ago
155.

Karla    

It doesn't even remotely SOUND the same! If Gaga ripped off anyone, she ripped off Loli Lux's "Wannabe" and that was a sample used, so... Lay off the Gaga!

1151 days ago
156.

Ad Rock    

Yes! They do sound alike in that they both sound horrible. Other than that I really don't see what the have in common other than two words.

1151 days ago
157.

Rabsyxcode    

rebecca f is hereby one of the dumbest b****es alive that i have ever heard of..her song SUCKS!! she doesn't even deserve to get ripped off...another mindless h*e who's trying to get recognized by trying to get the world's pop queen into some sort of imaginary rip off -.- the song's aren't even alike..

1151 days ago
158.

kat    

im not sure about that allegation... i was expecting a little bit more of a similarity between the songs. in my true honest opinion, i dont see any reason to sue. the name of the song is different. the tune is totally diferent. and from what i hear, the words are also, totally different. this is an honest opinion because i am no big fan of gaga. both of those songs make me wanna yak :P

1151 days ago
159.

Jesus    

Maybe if you compared a part of Gaga's song which does actually sound like Rebecca F's song, the votes would be different.

1151 days ago
160.

Salty    

Arrangement and chorus are the same imo. Gaga admittedly has a louder set of drums or something and the two lead vocalists styles are different. But yeah if I was this Rebecca girl I would do the same. Bring a suit.

1151 days ago
161.

Jesus    

Animal kingdom!

1151 days ago
162.

Paul    

Either way this story gets you distracted which is what its intended to do. Distracted from fractional reserve lending...distracted from the illegal federal reserve...distracted from a failing paper monetary system. If you can't beat them join them so on to the next story with poised with a dumb headline, "Is Justin B. In Treatment?" Click away :)

1151 days ago
163.

NewsToYou    

Is this how artists get eyes/ears on their work now? Not hearing the similarities.

1151 days ago
164.

Fin    

I'm not even close to being a Lady Gaga fan and I have to say that these songs sound nothing alike. Just someone trying to get a quick buck from someone with more money. Can't blame em for trying I guess.

1151 days ago
165.

Niki    

Lady Gaga absolutely drives me crazy... BUT... The songs are not similar enough for a lawsuit.

1151 days ago
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