The most talked about artist on the pop music landscape today is headed to court.
Lady Gaga’s ex-boyfriend Ron Fusari has filed a $30.5 million lawsuit in a Manhattan state court against the performer. Fusari, a songwriter and producer who co-wrote the hit “Paparazzi” and “Beautiful, Dirty, Rich,” claims that his former “protégé” bolted after her immense success.
Fusari’s suit also claims that he came up with the name “Lady Gaga” and that he helped get the controversial act a record deal. “All business is personal” the lawsuit said as Fusari is looking for a bigger share of the profits from Gaga’s 2008 debut album The Fame.
Most recently Gaga released the much-talked about clip “Telephone” (see: 5 Things You Missed in Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” Video), featuring fellow superstar Beyoncé.—Keith Murphy