Say what? Lady Gaga accused of stealing ‘Shallow’ chords

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has been accused of stealing ‘Shallow’ from another songwriter.

The 33-year-old star – who co-wrote the song from her movie ‘A Star is Born’ with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt – has been threatened with legal action from Steve Ronsen, who claimed she used a three-chord progression from his 2012 track ‘Almost’ as the basis for the tune.

“Mr Ronsen and his lawyer are trying to make easy money off the back of a successful artiste.”

— Lady Gaga’s lawyer, Orin Snyder

According to the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column, Ronsen is demanding “millions of dollars” in settlement over the use of G, A, B in the chorus to ‘Shallow’.

However, Gaga’s lawyer, Orin Snyder, has branded the claim from the songwriter – whose song has clocked up less than 1,000 streams on Soundcloud in five years – as “shameful and wrong”.

He said: “Mr Ronsen and his lawyer are trying to make easy money off the back of a successful artiste. It is shameful and wrong. I applaud Lady Gaga for having the courage and integrity to stand up on behalf of successful artistes who find themselves on the receiving end of such [claims].”