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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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46.

annonymous    

gaga sucks. end of ******* story

1138 days ago
47.

Yuppers    

ummm... yeah, not even close. In all fairness, neither song is good but Lady Gaga has a WAY better voice.

1138 days ago
48.

annonymous    

yuppers: my guess is that you're deaf.

1138 days ago
49.

cessmour    

WOW! everybody is just jelous of lady gaga and EVERYTHING they hear BAD about her they want to believe it just because they are IGNORANT. THIS Lady wants attention because her career was not successful. The two songs dont even sound alike!!!!!!!

1138 days ago
50.

Saurab    

Lady GaGa is successful and really, this song sounds nothing like Judas. lol. Plus, Lady gaGa pays tribute to other artists and is inspired by Madonna a lot and 80's genre, so we see that in her. I f I became a musician, you would probably see a lot of GaGa and Katy Perry and Adam Levine in me lol. It's how it is, and she is talented and perhaps a better vocalist and better pianist than other musicians. She's not here for no reason. God put her here to show her excellence and there will be people who do not appreciate her, but what doesn't hurt you, makes you stronger.

1138 days ago
51.

3Storms    

They sound nothing alike. That Rebecca Francescatti is just some nobody trying to cash in.

1138 days ago
52.

debschira     

im not a fan of lady g but i had to listen an i hear zip as far as rip off goes, NEXT!!!

1138 days ago
53.

Marie    

I can't stand Gaga. I think she rips off a lot but I don't hear it in this song. If anything, Judas is a rip off of Loli Lux's song WannaBe.

listen to it here.

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

1138 days ago
54.

H    

Besides the fact that they both use Judas' name there is no comparison not this time. But if you want to go that extra mile both of them are using Judas' name without permission, hahaha!! But regardless both songs SUCK!! And I still feel that Gaga ripped off 2 of Madonna's songs "Express Yourself" and "Vogue" in Gaga's "Born This Way"!!! Madonna should sue for millions!!!

1138 days ago
55.

Marie    

Lady Gaga rip-off the beat for her song Judas from singer Loli Lux's song Wannabe. Listen to Loli Lux's song on youtube and see what I mean. Lady Gaga is a copycat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWvEB14Qw8Q

Lady Gaga copied the beat and lyrics for her song The edge of glory from singer Soraya Arnelas'song Sin miedo. Soraya's record label is suing Lady Gaga.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnAoeA_olFc

And Lady Gaga copied her song Born this way from Madonna's song Express yourself.We all know that.The album Born this way is a mega rip-off.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKAVVe1rXQ

1138 days ago
56.

batterup    

Absolutely. And the title rules out coincidence.

1138 days ago
57.

2idiots    

Forget the songs, i wanna know what's all over her face!

1138 days ago
58.

Ghost Rider    

Im all about exposing fake artists like gaga, but it sounds like this Rebecca is hard up for some cash. Im not hearing any similarities on these tracks.

1138 days ago
59.

Marie    

The song Born this way has the same concept and melody with the song Be happy from Korean group SNSD.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpXJJ71OxAA

1138 days ago
60.

2idiots    

Nice try Becky, but there's NO similarity from what I can hear - besides they both SUCK!

1138 days ago
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