The only difference this time is that the other “artist” is calling her out on it. E! Online reports:
A relatively unknown Chicago songwriter is suing Mother Monster for allegedly using stolen bits of a song for her hit single “Judas.” The plaintiff, Rebecca Francescatti, says she wrote a similary titled song called “Juda” in 1999. In 2005, according to her federal lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Illinois, she approached sound engineer Brian Gaynor to rerecord and remix her copyrighted tune, which is on iTunes. That’s where things took an unusual turn, per her complaint. See, Gaynor is an associate of DJ White Shadow, a Chitown-based producer, DJ and engineer otherwise known as Paul Blair, who produced several tracks on Gaga’s latest blockbuster album, Born This Way—though curiously not “Judas.”
But Francescatti’s lawyer, Christopher Niro, insists there’s a connection. He tells E! News that Gaga flew Gaynor to Paris in March and April 2010 to work on her album. It’s that personal connection (tenuous as it appears) and similarities between the two songs when she first heard “Judas” upon its release last March that made Francescatti believe they are “too prevalent…to be an independent creation.”
If you’re too lazy to shove safety scissors into your ears, here’s “Judas”:
You can listen to “Juda” here. Considering Madonna, Cher, Grace Jones, David Bowie, Lina Morgana’s estate, Kiss, and Bette Midler never bothered suing this bitch, Rebecca Francescatti probably should’ve just let it go. I don’t know why she’d want credit for this anyway. Other than their respective titles, the only thing these songs have in common is that they both blow.