Lady Gaga Gives Her Dad Half Her Money

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From the frequency and tone with which she speaks of her father, it is blatantly obvious how much Lady Gaga adores her dad.

He was the reason she quit using cocaine, he has been the inspiration for her music, he’s been the center of her world since she was born.

I guess that’s why Lady Gaga sees fit to pay her father a whopping 50% of all her earnings. If you ask me, a fabulous way to say ‘thanks Dad’.

She also got him hooked up with a gig in the industry managing up and coming artists, a live long dream of Joe Germanotta.

A nice normal Catholic girl at heart, Gaga lives with her family in Manhattan.

The New York Post has the story:

“There’s really no justifiable sense to doing a 50/50 deal with anyone in your career, other than someone you’re partners in a band with,” says Josh Grier, an entertainment lawyer who represents Wilco and Elvis Costello, among others. “Certainly no artist entering a management deal does anything close to that — a commission is usually 15 to 20 percent.”

That said, it’s quite possible that Lady Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta, believes her father has earned his share of her fortune, even though her success has allowed him to realize a lifelong dream: He now works in the industry, managing aspiring artists. Yet she likely sees this as further evidence of how similar they are; her adoration is unconditional. In January 2010, she told Elle magazine, “I’m married to my dad,” and that September, she told Vanity Fair, “I’m happier than I’ve ever been. I’ve been in my father’s arms for two weeks, wishing [him] a Happy Father’s Day.”

In the majority of her interviews, her father is — aside from herself — the most dominant character. Though Gaga has given alternate versions of her decision to quit using cocaine in 2007, in the most consistent one is Joe Germanotta coolly assessed his daughter’s downward trajectory with one devastating line: “He looked at me one day and said, ‘You’re f–kin’ up, kid,’ ” she said.

She’s a true daddy’s girl.