Lady Gaga is taking legal action against a shop selling ice cream made from breast milk. The ice cream, called Baby Gaga, contains a recipe of breast milk blended with vanilla pods and lemon zest, and served by a Lady Gaga look-a-like waitress when ordered.
In the legal documents, team Lady Gaga is telling the shop to “change the name of the ice cream to something which is not aurally, visually or conceptually similar to Lady Gaga” or she will take the company to court.
The Poker Face singer say that the ice-cram name is damaging to her image as it is “deliberately provocative and, to many people, nausea-inducing”.
The shop called Icecreamist introduced the product two weeks ago, but Westminster council has now seized the stock of breast milk after complaints from members of the public and they are now testing the frozen dessert for viral infections.
The owner Icecreamist Matt O’Connor said that “every possible precaution” had been taken when producing the Baby Gagas, and that the singer’s claims were “utterly ridiculous”.
Speaking to the Evening Standard he said: “This is a David versus Goliath battle I’m convinced we will eventually win.
“For Lady Gaga to accuse us of stealing her image is laughable when you consider how much she has borrowed from popular culture to create her look and music,” he added.
“She also seems to have forgotten that since the dawn of time the word gaga has been one of the first discernible phrases to come from a baby’s mouth. This is why we chose the name.”