According to reports, Lady Gaga‘s attorneys are trying to silence a courtroom discussion about whether she and Jennifer Lopez stole the same unlicensed music sample for music they dropped in 2011. Chicago musician Rebecca Francescatti filed a lawsuit two years ago accusing Gaga of plagiarising parts of her 1999 song ‘Juda’ for ‘Judas’.
The lawsuit reportedly exposes text messages between Lady Gaga and producer RedOne showing Gaga had stolen another sample loop used in ‘Judas’, which was then used for J.Lo’s track ‘Invading My Mind’. Francescatti’s attorneys argue that those texts and depositions also show Gaga was very much aware she had plagiarised the sample. Then to cover her tracks, she got J.Lo to give her a producing credit, despite Gaga admitting to not doing any work on the track. This is not a good look for Gaga. Really, does it hurt THAT much to give another artist their just dues? Of course she can come out and say “I was inspired” (hi Beyonce), but that would be way too easy.