Lady Gaga facing lawsuit over `Teeth` song
Los Angeles: Music producer Teddy Riley is planning to sue pop star Lady Gaga over her 2009 song `Teeth`, claiming he hasn`t received any payment for his involvement in creating the song.
Riley, who was a member of 1990s hip-hop group Blackstreet, has filed a lawsuit against the 27-year-old pop star, claiming he hasn`t received any of the payments he is owed after the song was included in her smash hit `The Fame Monster` EP (extended play)
The 46-year-old says he was promised 25 per cent of the writing fees for the song but hasn`t been paid at all, and he is now seeking $500,000 as well as punitive damages, reports tmz.com.
Gaga`s “Fame Monster” EP, which was released after her debut album “The Fame” , is credited with establishing her as one of the most popular music artists today. It also features hit songs such as “Telephone”, “Bad romance” and “Alejandro”.