The uber-cool Lady Gaga has found herself in some hot water! The mother of a talented singer, Lina Morgana, is accusing Lady Gaga of ripping off her daughter’s outrageous style and stage act after they worked together in 2007.
Could this be true? Is Lady Gaga not as original as she claims to be?
Apparently, Lina Morgana, who committed suicide at age 19, co-wrote a couple of songs with Lady Gaga before she skyrocketed to stardom in late 2008. Yana Morgana told the New York Post that Lady Gaga transformed into Lina just weeks after her death in October 2008. Lina’s persona included the eccentric costumes, wigs, latex underwear and thigh high boots.
Surprisingly, Yana Morgana says she is not out for a big payday. She explains her motivations, “I’m doing this because I want to keep her spirit alive. Lady Gaga is holding Lina’s soul and I want her soul to be free. Every other word she says is from Lina. She talks about having a dark and tragic life, but she had everything she wanted in the world. She went to (the same) high school as Nicky Hilton, her parents were rich. But Lina did have a tough life, and she often talked about her tragic life.”
The New York Post says the mother is looking to release about a dozen tracks that Gaga recorded with her daughter. One song called Wunderland is currently available online.
So what’s the verdict on this one? Did Lady Gaga steal a dead girl’s persona or is the mother just having a hard time coping with her daughter’s death? You be the judge.