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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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REBECCA'S SONG



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226.

Nicole    

One saids like one word repeating it over and over again and hard to understand/hear but Lady GAGA's song sounds clear and easy to hear/understand plus no reapting to much

986 days ago
227.

Ivan Klinko    

Anything like that song. Lady Gaga winner!

986 days ago
228.

sake buzz    

warning: don't play them together or brain damage could result.

986 days ago
229.

Josie Jo    

Did anyone actually listen to the two segments before they commented? I don't think they sound a like at all, I'm not a fan as such of Lady Gaga but I would deem this an original song, or at the very least not copied from "juda"

986 days ago
230.

Chris    

Lame it sounds nothing like Lady Gaga's song. Just because gags says Judas and the other chicks says Juda, she wants to sue. Get money another way ppl, don't lie for a spot light. And for all who say Gaga stole other artist music, what about other artist "borrowing" clips from the 60s, 70s, 80s, such as, Rick Ross, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, and the list goes on. I haven't heard any of you on the radio lately!

986 days ago
231.

dman    

Breaking news: Pop songs sound similar. Movie at 11.

985 days ago
232.

Madison    

Doesnt sound alike at all. Get a life rebbecca. Shes probably just money hungry.

985 days ago
233.

wahbrah    

I honestly don't hear the similarities..... Seems like "Rebecca" is trying to pay her bills by shooting blind lawsuits at whoever titles a song similar to hers :p. *shrugs* this reminds me of that whole "Waka Waka" issue 2 years ago... and the Black Eyed Peas issue... hmm ...

985 days ago
234.

George W    

They don't even sound the same.

985 days ago
235.

Wiiliam Kozy    

Nah, that was disappointingly not controversial. They don't sound alike other then the lyric "Judas / Juda" and they way they sing that word.
Now Coldplay's Viva La Vida and the Joe Satriani song. Now there's a controversial sound-alike. Listen to those two songs next to each other. Hoo boy. Something was going on there.

985 days ago
236.

morso    

I can't hear the similarity of these songs.... And how can you do song that doesn't sound anything like some other song thats already made? Like there's surely thousands of songs that resemble Gaga's Judas..

985 days ago
237.

morso    

I can't hear the similarity of these songs.... And how can you do song that doesn't sound anything like some other song thats already made? Like there's surely thousands of songs that resemble Gaga's Judas..

985 days ago
238.

voicebox    

The songs sound nothing alike. I don't think the choruses are the same, but I could be wrong because Rebecca's version is almost unintelligible and seems to need a lot of production help. Lady G sounds like Madonna, but at least the production sounds professional and you can actually make out what she is saying. I think it's just another case of a person trying to cash in on someone else's fame.

985 days ago
239.

anitismo    

no way, that song is not the same that song sucked. I like Lady gaga song. I would listen to that other one. It don't make it the same if it has the word Juda in it. come on!

985 days ago
240.

erica    

they are not the same rebecca just a broke money hunry bitch

984 days ago
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