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Lady Gaga Accused Of Plagiarism By Brooke Aldridge

Just as Lady Gaga is breaking new ground with her ultra catchy music and crazy performance art, someone comes out of the woodwork to claim that she’s ripping them off.

Lady Gaga Accused Of Plagiarism By Brooke Aldridge

Brooke Aldridge claims that Gaga ripped off her song, “Life On Hold”. Reportedly, “Telephone” bears an uncanny resemblance to the song, but I’ve been unable to confirm that. I’ve searched high and low for the Minneapolis based musician’s work, but have been unable to locate anything she’s done.

The “Star Tribune” reports:

Aldridge’s supporters are openly accusing 2010′s biggest pop music star of stealing her ideas. There’s even a Facebook page called “Lolly Pop Has Been Knicked by Lady Gaga.” They can point to an early Gaga producer who may or may not have exposed Lolly Pop’s work to Stefani Germanotta, the clubhopper who would bleach her hair and shed a lot of clothing to become Gaga.

“People sometimes just want validation for their hard work, and I think that’s what Brooke is hoping for,” said Monte Moir, Aldridge’s producer/mentor, who was a bit of a fame monster in the ’80s as keyboardist with the Time. Addressing the specific allegations, Moir said, “Speculation? Yes. Proof? No.”

I’ve just located Brooke’s Myspace page and have listened to “Life On Hold”. I don’t find any resemblance to Gaga’s music whatsoever. This sounds like a baseless claim and Gaga should not be worried at all.

Sure, both have references to telephones and being “on hold”, but this song sounds nothing like “Telephone.”

What do you think?

Update: We’ve just heard from Brooke Aldridge, who has told us that she is not the one who went after Lady Gaga. She says she’s a fan of the singer and has no plagiarism claim against her. She has revealed that it’s Telephone! who has used Gaga for the press attention.

She said, “It’s not my fault local press decided to use us and a few of our fans to lynch Lady Gaga. Nowhere in print do you find me claiming plagarism and- if you mail them and ask- I refused to give a statement to either reporter except to say “I’m a fan of Lady Gaga”. Neither of them printed that part, in fact I actually went on this one to say specifically that I am a fan.”

Kudos to Brooke for setting the record straight.

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source: Lady Gaga is a phone-y – [the star tribune]


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JerseyBoy | August 30th, 2010

Oh Please, give me a break, she uses a phone prop so nobody else can use a phone prop? Ummmmm…. looks like Aldridge stole the idea from someone else, have a look

From the 50′s http://www.popfi.com/2008/04/21/phone-hats/
From the 90′s http://www.theage.com.au/ftimages/2008/10/03/1222651334879.html

and I listened to the Aldridge tele song, hers and GaGa’s are COMPLETELY different, not even close.

And as far as Grace goes who stole what from whom?

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc141/night__rider/gg.jpg

Give me a break, it’s all been done before except GaGa does it better than anyone else.

Brooke Aldridge | September 1st, 2010

And kudos to Allie for setting it straight!
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Yo Momma | September 15th, 2010

Lady Gaga is a plagiarist. She copied every other wanna-be singer slut-dresser whore that there ever was. I hope she loses her label and I hope they forbid her from wearing any of that elephant shit again.
She’s like Justin Bieber. They both suck, they only have about 5 fans and they’re both homosexuals.