Gaga in row over 'Judas' plagiarism

Copyright controversy

Fancescatti, who has filed a lawsuit at a federal court, is claiming that Gaga’s hit song “Judas” is a rip-off of her own 1999 tune “Juda”, reported Daily Mail.

Fancescatti believes 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.

“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,” said her lawyer Chris Niro. Francescatti, who sings under the name Rebecca F, is suing for unspecified damages. For the “Poker Face” hitmaker, it will be the second lawsuit she will be fighting in a space of two months.

In June she was sued by US consumer attorneys 1-800-Law-Firm for profiting from the sale of $3.99 ‘We Pray for Japan’ bracelets.

“Judas” has been in the top ten in charts around the world and has went platinum in Australia. However, it was controversial because the music video portrayed the New York singer as Mary Madeline and its lyrics are stuffed with Christian references.

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