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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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241.

JC    

no matter what! #BTW is much better than 'Express Yourself'! Madonna will never be forgotten but this is Gaga's time and she is the IT factor!

1079 days ago
242.

Scott    

They sound nothing alike. Judas is a rip off of Funk republic 'Oh!'. Google it to hear the riff...

1078 days ago
243.

Gagaforever    

Sounds nothinf alike

1078 days ago
244.

everyone needs to grow up and pay attention    

For everyone saying the songs don't sound alike, are you listening to the clips here or are you listening to the whole song somewhere else? How can you properly compare with 30 seconds of a 3+ minute song? If I showed you a picture of a head light and a picture of a brake light, could you guarantee they are of the same car or different cars? Hear the whole song, then judge. This is why court cases take hours to days, not minutes. Hear the whole story first.

1078 days ago
245.

emmmmms    

sounds nothing alike, and they're both bad songs anyways so who cares

1078 days ago
246.

John Judd    

The songs don't sound alike

1077 days ago
247.

Silent Hill    

This is retarded,Lady Gaga's song Judas is not a rip off of a 'Juda',not even close to.Peoples are just too stupid,it's not gaga's fault.Juda sounds like a porn song though.

1076 days ago
248.

beaglelvr689    

obviously this chick is just jealous of our mommy monster! the songs sound NOTHING alike.

1074 days ago
249.

Jasmin    

Everybody needs to back off and stop saying that Lady Gaga is copying people. You know what, Gaga is ORIGINAL AND CREATIVE. Stop trash talking celebrities that deserve the honor

1067 days ago
250.

Corey Lane    

they sound nothing alike, this chick needs to get over herself and get a job if she wants money. and BTW nearly every idea in this whole entire world has already been thought of...there is no such thing as true inspiration. Thoughts are born from other thoughts or ideas, so essentially, everyone copies ideas at some point

1063 days ago
251.

melissa    

i think alot of her music sounds like other peoples music, i really like her versions of it, but still she is a copycat with her songs and the way she dresses and even some of her dancing. sorry

1059 days ago
252.

TruthHurts    

Between Lady Gaga and Beyonce, I don't know who's worse at ripping off outfits, songs, and entire shows from other well known and MORE TALENTED artists from around the world. Hmmm....

1059 days ago
253.

Duca    


Lady Gaga...whats news.. she is a brand, fashion and music theft. She is the biggest fraud. Wake up America!!!!!

1048 days ago
254.

Someone Is screwed    


Not surprised at all....she is the biggest fraud.

1048 days ago
255.

Ryan    

Lol obviously not a ripoff... as if anyone had heard that juda "song" anyway

1037 days ago
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