Lady Gaga Stole My Daughter's Identity
Lina Morgana's mom wants her daughter's music released
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2010 10:06 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Lina Morgana was a singer who dressed in outlandish outfits and had a dark, tragic past. Sound familiar? Her mom, Yana, says Lina not only collaborated with Lady Gaga—she inspired Gaga's entire persona. Lina committed suicide in October 2008, less than a year after recording at least a dozen songs with Stefani Germanotta, as Gaga was still known. Just one month after Lina's death, Gaga was born. Now, Yana wants credit given to her daughter—and she wants the rights to release the songs they recorded together.

Producer Rob Fusari (who claims he was the one to shape Gaga's image) introduced the two in 2007. Yana says the tragic stories Gaga tells of her past aren't true: It was her daughter who "had a hard life," she says, while Gaga was a rich girl who went to the same high school as Nicky Hilton. The first time Lina's boyfriend saw a Lady Gaga video, he was shocked: "It was the same style, the same look, the same music, the same voice, the same jaw line," he tells the New York Post. "It was like looking at a ghost." (For a more positive Gaga story, click here.)

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Sep 10, 2010 7:57 PM CDT
In other words, Lina Morgana ripped off Madonna before Lady Gaga, but didn't become famous.
Sep 9, 2010 10:55 PM CDT
Typical money hit. Once someone becomes rich and famous all the leaches wait in the wings to get their share of the money. Good Luck (not). Worse yet is when someone rich dies and the vultures hover over the death bed waiting their turn.
Sep 9, 2010 6:36 PM CDT
I don't get what the mom's point is about Gaga being a rich girl. Rich girls are probably a lot more likely than poor girls to get addicted to drugs. Rich girls can afford whatever they want.