Hey guys, Lady Gaga isn’t being accused of ripping off Madonna for once! On the other hand…Lady Gaga’s “Judas” lawsuit claims it was neither Alexander McQueen nor the Lord Almighty who whispered the blasphemous jam into Mother Monster’s ear, as she’s has claimed. Instead, the music was allegedly lifted in part from Rebecca Francescatti‘s 1999 song “Juda.” But at least no one can say Gaga didn’t come up with the phrase “ear condom.” So at least she…at least she has that.
According to Francescatti’s lawyer Chris Niro, “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.” The suit also draws attention to the fact that Rebecca’s former bass player Brian Gaynor now works for the company that wrote several songs for Gaga’s recently-released album Born This Way. TMZ currently has the two songs side-by-side for comparison, and we have to say…we’re not impressed. Is Francescatti sure she didn’t mean to accuse Alanis Morissette of ripping her off? Not that we’d believe that either; Alanis still gets all her songs from those transparent dangling carrots.
As Lady Gaga’s “Judas” video premiere nears, the controversy-loving lady wants the world to know that, sure, God give Gaga the lyrics to “Judas.” But He also gave her a sweet muscle car to ride around in while she lip-syncs them into a camera. “With Ginger! ‘Won’t poke holes in the seat with my heels, that’s where we make love’-Marry The Night,” Gaga tweeted, along with the photo of the flame-detailed El Camino. Lady Gaga: trying her best not to poke love-making holes into every vehicle she comes in contact with.
Not exactly sure how such a boss ride fits into the Biblical canon? Let Mother Monster explain. “Well, I want to allow the video to speak for itself, but I will say that the theme of the video and the way that I wanted to aesthetically portray the story was as a motorcycle Fellini movie, where the apostles are revolutionaries in a modern-day Jerusalem,” Gaga told MTV about the “Judas” video last week. “And I play Mary Magdalene, leading them into the town where we meet Jesus, and I will leave the rest for you to see. But it’s meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.” Meanwhile, we’d like to celebrate our faith that leopard print bike shorts plus hot-orange flames equals one offensively good music video.
[Photo: Lady Gaga’s Twitter]
Anytime someone has a huge hit, people always claim it was poached from someone else, though usually it’s another musician rather than a deity. According to the singer, Lady Gaga’s new single “Judas” was sent to her by the Lord Almighty him or herself. “I feel like honestly that God sent me those lyrics and that melody,” Gaga said in a teary interview. “When you feel a message to give to the world and people are shooting arrows through it … there’s no way for something that pure to be wrong.” Hmm, didn’t Gaga claim Alexander McQueen wrote “Judas” as well, despite the fact that he too is of the spirit world? We guess our impression that Heaven is a big recording studio where our friends and relatives jam out to Lady Gaga songs was right after all. Take that, organized religion!
While Gaga, playing the SNL season finale with Justin Timberlake May 21, willingly cops to using beats provided by supernatural beings, she is out to shut down comparisons to another pop goddess. “If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression,” Gaga explained, arguing that similarities between “Born This Way” and Madonna‘s “Express Yourself” are purely coincidental. “It’s the same one that’s been in disco music for the last 50 years. Just because I’m the first f–king artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn’t mean I’m a plagiarist, it means I’m f–king smart. Sorry.” The other similarity between the two singers? Weird Al parodied Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Madge’s “Like A Virgin,” though unlike the Madonna’s spoof Al’s ode to Mother Monster has apparently been nixed by Gaga’s camp. Listen Lady, your heavenly ghost writers probably just got too caught up rocking out to the Like A Prayer album and they got carried away. Let’s just hope they never start channeling Madonna’s American life. Though, they’re in heaven, so why would they?