Lady Gaga gives dad half of her earnings?
November 21st, 2011
02:37 PM ET

Lady Gaga gives dad half of her earnings?

Move over Jessica Simpson. Apparently Lady Gaga – born Stefani Germanotta – just may be the ultimate Daddy’s Girl.

The New York Post reports that Joe Germanotta pockets half of his pop star daughter’s paychecks under their LLCs, Team Love Child and Mermaid Music.

Maureen Callahan, author of “Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga,” writes that while the Mother Monster is close to mom Cynthia and sister Natali, her real focus is dad.

Joe Germanotta is often mentioned adoringly in interviews. "I'm married to my dad," the singer told Elle last year. Later, she revealed to 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."

And despite her deep pockets, 25-year-old Gaga hasn’t purchased a place in NYC – she prefers to stay with her parents on the Upper East Side.

As for her father’s financial compensation, experts say that Joe’s 50 percent take is unusual. “Certainly no artist entering a management deal does anything close to that — a commission is usually 15 to 20 percent,” entertainment lawyer Josh Grier tell the Post.

Lady Gaga’s ABC variety special, “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving,” airs Thursday night. She’ll reportedly be home with mom and dad when it comes on. Then again, it is Thanksgiving.


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  1. Jean

    EWWWWWWWWWWW

    December 14, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Gugu gaga

    Her comments are nothing to go gaga over.

    December 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Brochit Danae

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    December 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Thecentrist11

    It's like she's an Indian person (Ashwariya Rai and all the Indian stars do the same for their folks).

    December 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ttmich

    I started reading about Lady Gaga after her performance for Bill Clinton's birthday. She surprises me as a smart, talented and good person! I did not expect a wild singer like her as a such person.

    A successful pop singer who adores her dad and still living with her parents ? There are not many performers in the world doing that. She broke the mold of the typical wild entertainers.

    December 4, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. THOR GET A LIFE

    This article is over a week old. Get over yourself, you lifeless piece of trash.

    December 1, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Thor

    Lady G is so gorgeous. I would lick the sweat from her but just to touch her. Amazing.

    December 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Thor

    "....a commission is usually 15 to 20 percent,” entertainment lawyer Josh Grier tell the Post.

    Wow! Did you graduate from second grade yet?

    December 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. what the hell

    Probably the creepiest thing I've heard in a very long time...... She's so talented but such a freak.... It's really sad.

    December 1, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      Look up metaphor. You probably still won't get it... do it anyway. There are other words in that place too. Read what they mean and this time try to remember them.

      December 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Neil Cassidy

    The comments about marrying her dad and being in his arms are most likely for effect. Carefully cultivated weirdness is common in the 20's, much less for someone who makes millions from it.

    November 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      With all of her eclectic artisanship and showmanship, it is probably at a higher level than just for effect. She really has a state of mind that hovers amongst genius. I suspect, and perceive it as a metaphor on being proximal to her paternal center, which, for someone who is so capable of independant thought and accomplishment.... is phenomenally well grounded in her family. She is magnificent.

      December 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ron

    I think she is a good decent person but God she's uglier than a mud fence.

    November 25, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. ruma

    surprised she has 50% to give to her dad after all the coke she does...

    November 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. I'mNotLying

    What about her mother? What a terrible role model and a terrible person

    November 24, 2011 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. Joseph

    this lady is a class act. My daughters love her music and so do i. Your heart is in the right place, go girl!!

    November 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lee

    I don't think she has a "wiener" but so what if she did? One out of every 2,000 baby's have genitals that are different enough to where you can't immediately tell if they are male or female! It amazes me how ignorant people are about the human body. Just like Bush pushing the only 1 man & 1 woman marriage; he obviously wasn't aware there are many who are neither or both!

    November 23, 2011 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  16. SKY

    FACT: PROTECTING HER MONEY FROM LAW SUITS

    November 22, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Dr Lulzington

      Bingo! SKY wins this discussion.

      November 23, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      Of course! It couldn't be that she just has an immense love and connection to her family (which would be phenomenally difficult for the average knome to understand here).....

      December 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Rolyat

    In just 3-4 short years, this girl has amassed a $120M fortune. An amount it takes most Superstars 20 to 30 years to make. So who cares if she gives her parents 50%. At this rate she will certainly be worth $250M in another 2 years.
    She may dress and look like a nut job, but she's smart and sharp as a tack. Listen to her in an interview, she has complete control of herself and her finances. And she's already started her own charitible foundation that she runs with her Mother.

    November 22, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
    • monster Dad

      She's smart and caring and is making history. Something most of us posting can't even dream of.

      November 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      All that and beauty too. God I am so in love with her.

      December 1, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Amy

    I admire Lady Gaga for giving to her dad. I just wish my dad was still alive i would do the same thing.. Unfortunately he died when i was 11 years old. It still hurts that i was never able to say Good bye

    November 22, 2011 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  19. ~*$*~

    @9:47 p.m. Lol... Yea. ..I think she really has one after seeing her dressed up as a man. Yuck.. just plain nasty. She is a weird one alright.

    November 22, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      I don't think she has a "wiener" but so what if she did? One out of every 2,000 baby's have genitals that are different enough to where you can't immediately tell if they are male or female! It amazes me how ignorant people are about the human body. Just like Bush pushing the only 1 man & 1 woman marriage; he obviously wasn't aware there are many who are neither or both!

      November 23, 2011 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  20. Peace

    LOL @ areujoking! That really does sound a bit on the creepy side.

    November 21, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Evel Knievel

    She gives it to him to save for her so she can one day have her wiener removed.

    November 21, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  22. portaltroll

    She looks more like her dad anyway. Geez what a schnoz! No wonder her signing sound so nasaly!

    November 21, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Truth

    Stupid biotch is stupid.

    November 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      Hey Tella.... or is it Tella-Truth? To Tell the Truth? Well.... whatever, maybe not. I guess your gangsta style is sooooo smart! You are too deprived of a family to know what loyalty to family is. Too bad for you. The Lady is a saint and an angel.

      December 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Tella

    She'll be sooorryy.

    November 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Daddy's Girl

    I was Daddy's girl. But I'd never say I was married to my Dad and been in his arms for 2 wks... that sounds toooo creepy!

    November 21, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      You never heard of metaphor either. Hmm... I guess the intelligence abounds all around!

      December 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • SouthernGirl

      Thor apparently neither have you.
      "I'm married to my dad," the singer told Elle last year. Later, she revealed to 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."
      Is not a metaphor in any form. It is however either the words of an idiot or the words of a person who is in an incestuous relationship (WHETHER OR NOT IT IS REAL,IMAGINED OR SIMPLY A WISH).

      December 7, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Rebecca

      Daddy's girl here... neither married to him or in his arms for weeks. Creepy. Giving half to parents seems reasonable to me. My son is grown, if I were pulling millions, I'd give him (and his WIFE) half. Half to dad and MOM would work. I'd make funds for the gkids, too.

      December 7, 2011 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  26. Craig Millison

    In this day and age giving Mom and Dad 50 percent is unusual but I'm sure Dad is making sure she has money when she gets older. Lady Gaga has a boyfriend in Lancaster Pa. seems like a very nice normal guy here parents would love. Lady Gaga has been in the local news the last couple of months. Everyone who has met her says she is the nicest person and many of the places she frequents did not even know who she was. The waiters bartenders said she is a great tipper, and does not ask for anything special. It sounds like her parents did a nice job raising her, but remember she is only 25 and young adults like to have fun. It's funny I thought she was a wacko and she is just the opposite.

    November 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Prospector500

      Back in the day 70 to 90 % of earnings went home.

      November 23, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • sibayan marrianne

      She's the most stupid girl I ever heard. I just wanna ask her WHEN DOES SHE STOP HURTING HERSELF JUST TO ACCEPT THE FACT THAT HER HUSBAND FOOL HER MANY TIMES.

      November 25, 2011 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      Hey Syb.... take an English course.

      December 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mimzys Mother

      Well said Chris Millison. Lady Gaga is a singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, Director, and . . . she is a wonderful daughter, sister, friend, mentor and Humanitarian. I respect and adore her! I can't wait to see what she is doing in 5, 10, even 25 years*

      December 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Attila the Hun

    @jenna take a deep breath n step away from the computer

    November 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  28. @nicknack

    Get your azz outta the USA!!

    November 21, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Observer

    Gaga is a liberal stooge.

    November 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      So she has a brain too? Guess we can't have that! A real woman that is compatable with me would be the perfect balance. An intelligent argument from a gorgeous woman..... finally! I am so in love with her.

      December 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  30. janine

    I think it's great that she takes care of her parents. Family values in pop culture is rare.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terry

      Not so sure about her values since she's admitted to casual use of cocaine...

      November 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      .... and I drank when I was underage, and I have run stop signs and red lights, and I have sped, and my friends smoke pot and do a little coke, and.... I'm so perfect... Right?

      December 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • GUEST2011

      It's her DAD, not her PARENTS, and anyone who says she's "married" to her dad, and just spent two weeks in her "daddy's arms" does NOT promote any "family values" that I would condone. Makes me wonder about her. No wonder she's LADY GAG GAG.

      December 5, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rod in Dallas TX

      Oh GUEST2011......you only wish you had a tenth of a percent of her wealth. You obviously do not have family values yourself because if you did, you wouldn't be calling this girl names. What example are you teaching your children by making fun of someone else?

      December 20, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Lonnie

    I wonder if I could get her to adopt me? I'm cute and I don't eat much.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Sweet –
      I'm like you, maybe we get offer Lady Gaga a "package deal" :-)

      November 28, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • SouthernGirl

      Not likely. You have to be related. Closely related. But good try.

      December 7, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  32. carrieanne

    If her Dad is managing her career, hes robbing her blind. If, on the other hand, she's looking out for her parents I have a new respect for her although she should rephrase how much of a Daddy's girl she is.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • areujoking

      Her description of her relationship with said dad is just a tad creepy. Thinking theres some 2 headed babies hiding somewhere in a dungeon on her property..

      November 21, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thor

      Obviously, you are not familiar with metaphor like "... cradled in the arms of civilization...."; "...taken under the wing..."; "...a bitter pill..."

      December 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Jenna

    stop leaving the same comment everywhere you troll!

    November 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Ur mommy

    @ jenna,
    Go to ur room!

    November 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |

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