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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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91.

Hdbelladonna    

ok just because she says "juda juda juda..." over and over again does not mean she is ripping her off. I dont understand why she gets all this crap when you look back...Led Zeppelin covered LOTS of old blues songs and ripped off 50s and 60s blues artist...Jimi hedricks covered a Bob Dylan song and it was his only hit...but they get respect because they are older and apparently people dont have good edjucation on music. ALL artist have got ideas by artist before them...same with filmakers and painters...sorry but I think Lady Gaga is fantastic

1121 days ago
92.

asdf    

Not even close. Judas is total garbage but this is some other kind of garbage.

1121 days ago
93.

Hdbelladonna    

ok just because she says "juda juda juda..." over and over again does not mean she is ripping her off. I dont understand why she gets all this crap when you look back...Led Zeppelin covered LOTS of old blues songs and ripped off 50s and 60s blues artist...Jimi hedricks covered a Bob Dylan song and it was his only hit...but they get respect because they are older and apparently people dont have good edjucation on music. ALL artist have got ideas by artist before them...same with filmakers and painters...sorry but I think Lady Gaga is fantastic

1121 days ago
94.

agold    

The people that said no, it wasn't a rip off, clearly have no idea what a melody is. They're also the ones that thing Rebecca's "Friday" song is a lyrical masterpiece.

1121 days ago
95.

little monstar    

WTF! Lady gagas song is completely different and had nothing to do with rebeccas JUDA song

1121 days ago
96.

nof    

The same haters that were previously here hating on Kris Jenner-and-the-Kardashians are here hating on Gaga.


Over the Centuries, Genius has always been hated on.

1121 days ago
97.

Luna    

is this shocking? all her songs are rip offs. she ripped off madonna's express yourself and she denied that. she'll probably deny this.

this girl is not talented or unique.

1121 days ago
98.

God-Is-Busy    

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with You.
Hail Mary full of Grace the Lord is with You.

And you can take your wealth and bury it. She does not not care.

1121 days ago
99.

God-Is-Busy    

True justice is dealt by God and not by man.

1121 days ago
100.

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!!!!!!!

1121 days ago
101.

Wendy    

What? Rebecca's song sounds like portions of Michael Jackson's Bad.

1121 days ago
102.

God-Is-Busy    

took you 5 years to realise I am a human being. Go splashing around the pool and best wishes.

1121 days ago
103.

thestupid    

Both songs suck.

1121 days ago
104.

Pie    

Songs sound nothing alike. Just another no-name artist trying to sue her way to the top.

1121 days ago
105.

Chi    

What!!!!!!!!!!!!

They sound nothing alike. The lawsuit is ridiculous. Chic better withdraw that case from court cos you'll lose flat!

1121 days ago
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