Lady Gaga is on top of the pop world, with an unstoppable career, an image that she’s carefully cultivated seemingly by herself, and a batch of number one singles under her belt. Only, she didn’t make her own image. She helped herself into the industry the way a lot of aspiring starlets do: by screwing her way to the top.
Yes, fearless Gaga, empress Gaga, or as the blogosphere has taken to calling her, Godga got to where she was by bedding producers that helped co-write her hits. And now they want adequate credit for crafting her image. Rob Fusari is suing Gaga for the incredible sum of 30.5 million dollars, claiming he didn’t get his share of royalties from songs, merchandising revenue, and basically was screwed over. Fusari was in the news recently when Beyoncé claimed she conceived and wrote the song Bootylicious, which is basically a huge lie, and he called her on it.
Fusari took Gaga under his wing, dated her, crafted her image, gave her her stagename and co-wrote the songs “Paparazzi”, and “Beautiful, Dirty, Rich”. They started a business partnership to promote her career, of which he owned a twenty percent share.
Personally, I don’t think the suit has much merit, but I’m a little tired of a spoiled rich popstar claiming she “struggled”, and was a “freak”, and an “outcast”, when she came from a well-off family.