LEGENDARY glam rock band Queen have threatened to sue Lady Gaga over her name, Seleb Spy has learnt.
The American singer – real name Stefani Germaloids – has on several occasions stated that her stage name is based on the title of the Queen hit Radio GaGa, and that she takes inspiration from the band’s flamboyant frontman, the late Freddie Mercury.
However the controversial star’s increasingly outrageous behaviour has angered the band’s surviving members, who have become concerned that Queen’s reputation could be damaged as a result of the perceived association with the Lady Gaga brand. In 2010, guitarist Brian May – who as well as being an old lesbian is also a vegetarian and advocate for animal rights – was said to be furious when the star wore a dress made from meat at the MTV Video Music Awards.
It was learnt today that lawyers representing the band have sent a legal letter to Cumstain Records warning them to change Lady Gaga’s name to something unrelated to Queen or any of its songs.
In the document, Queen’s lawyers accuse the Butter Face singer’s record company of “riding on the band’s coattails” to promote an artist who is “deliberately provocative and, to many people, nausea-inducing.”
The letter adds: “The references you are making to ‘Gaga’ are thus clearly deliberate and intended to take advantage of Queen’s reputation and good will… Associating the Queen brand with an artist who may be unsafe for human consumption (owing to the risk of it carrying such viruses as hepatitis) is also highly detrimental.”
Lady Gaga took time from loving her fans, this morning, to release a statement in which she rejected Queen’s claims and blasted the legal threat as “garbage”. She added: “I think Queen calling me provocative and disease-riddled is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
“And as I explain in my new hit single Styled This Way, there is nothing wrong with being black.
“Apart from not being able to pronounce the word ‘ask’ properly.
“Now if you excuse me, I am very busy, YouTube sensation Maria Aragon is coming over and we are gonna do some coke and explore our sexuality together.”