There’s a bad romance currently going on between Lady Gaga and the people who make Bratz dolls…
Toy manufacturer MGA Entertainment is reportedly suing the “Edge of Glory” singer for a breach of contract in respect to a doll they made in her likeliness. The company wants $10 million for a delay they claim she caused.
According to New York’s Daily News, Gaga’s management and licensing company made a late request to pull the sound chip from the doll, which could jeopardize its availability for the 2012 Christmas season. Gaga reportedly wanted shipping delayed until she was ready to release her new album.
Hollyscoop was in touch with Gaga’s rep, who claims the singer has nothing to do with the suit.
“Lady Gaga has not seen any the complaint and has no comment,” the rep said in a statement.
According to the rep, the dispute is solely between Universal Music Group’s merchandising company and MGA.
“There was no legitimate reason for dragging Lady Gaga into that dispute,” the rep said. “Lady Gaga will vigorously defend MGA's ill-conceived lawsuit and is confident that she will prevail.”
MGA has charged Gaga’s team for having “engaged in intentional and deliberate delay,” which will inevitably cause conflict with their distribution deadlines.
The company has reportedly already given Gaga’s licensing group, Bravado International Group, a hefty advance of $1 million for the deal, the largest advance for MGA to date.
But it wasn’t all bad news coming from the Gaga front. In fact, the singer is quite happy with the look of the doll.
According to the Daily News, MGA was given specific instructions for the doll’s appearance, especially its Grammy outfit and green crystal dress.
“Think a prettier version of Gaga,” the company was instructed in emails. “Thin out the cheeks and sharpen the jawline. Give her more of a cat-eye and sexier, poutier lips.”
Gaga’s camp also suggested a removable head and a bloody stump at the end of the doll’s neck…
In addition to the cash, MGA is reportedly asking the judge to allow distribution of the doll as is.