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Lady Gaga

Teddy Riley Sues ...

It's Like Pulling 'Teeth'

11/1/2013 5:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1101-teddy-riley-lady-gaga-tmzLady Gaga is being sued by famed R&B singer Teddy Riley, who claims she boldly aced him out of his contribution for the song, "Teeth."

According to the lawsuit, Riley produced the hit song back in 2009.  He claims he was promised 25% of the writing fees but got zilch. 

The song was featured on the album, "The Fame Monster" the same year -- it's Gaga's breakout work that turned her into a global star ... and Riley --who became famous in the 90s R&B group Blackstreet (remember No Diggity) -- feels betrayed.

He's suing for $500,000 and punitives ... which are designed to teach monsters a lesson.

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notalawyer    

He should sue the Kardashians because I think they are responsible...AND...it will keep them on the Oh So Important front page.

318 days ago
17.

Yurra Knutz    

No Diggity... Teddy Jam for me.

318 days ago
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gayforliztaylor    

She told Howard Stern that she didn't care how much money she earned and she spent a lot of money on stage props. She believes she's so good and charitable, but when her writers were owed money, she wasn't so giving to the good people!

318 days ago
19.

"_" GHOST IN THE MACHINE "_"    

...It's highly doubtful that either one of these artists is signing contracts without the presence of their attorneys...If anyone is to blame it's their legal-representatives...The attorney's are hired for the soul purpose of protecting their clients financial best interest...The only attorneys that appear to have performed their job competently were the one's working for the label...Whatever contract the label had Gaga sign, probably made Gaga financially responsible for Riley's contribution to the album...This was something Gaga's attorney should've known and worked out with her before she signed anything...

317 days ago
20.

AllieHughes    

Never understood why people didnt see her as a silly poser from the beginning. Glad people are waking up.

317 days ago
21.

NOT ELMO    

He's suing for $5OO,OOO.OO and punitives.............LADY GAGA MAKES $9O MILLION A YEAR TOURING

317 days ago
22.

gayforliztaylor    

It took her more money to look that ugly and cheap.
Wave good-bye to the straight fans, GAGA.
Money won't buy intellect.

317 days ago
23.

w124trs    

Lady Gaga has stole from many people in the music biz that her people tries so hard to keep out of the press........... Including identity theft from a deceased artist. Her time will come !!! Sooner or later she will really get expose !!

317 days ago
24.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I'm sure we've schooled you on the illustrious career of Teddy Riley in the past. I wish you would stop minimizing his contribution to music from the 80's on. And when you mention Blackstreet over Guy, the more successful of his two groups, you're discounting them as well. I'd say he's the younger Quincy Jones, but I think that would minimize his contribution as well.

317 days ago
25.

-listen up-    

good luck with your law suit if this is true you do deserve the money and shame on GooGoo!!

317 days ago
26.

JB    

I've never seen a pop star involved in more lawsuits than this woman.

317 days ago
27.

ChildPlease    

Who hasn't she stole from. Great voice I actually like some of her songs but she doesn't have an original bone in her body pathetic

317 days ago
28.

heclke    

What an idiolt, sue people also can sue wrongly, Get yr target right la morron

317 days ago
29.

hotandcold    

Seems like Gaga has made a few enemies clawing her way to the top... She might want to treat people a little bit better in the future unless she wants to have some more lawsuits to settle out of court..

317 days ago
30.

Susan    

Learn about music, TMZ, Teddy didn't become famous with Blackstreet, he became famous with GUY, THE New Jack Swing band of all times!

317 days ago
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