Singer Wendy Starland, who discovered Lady Gaga, has revealed that Freddie Mercury was the inspiration behind the transformation of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta into Lady Gaga.
"We had to create something that would have a more theatrical type of appearance," the New York Post quoted Starland as telling MTV News.
"We looked to Queen and Freddie Mercury and the song 'Radio Gaga' for inspiration." she said.
In September, Starland filed a lawsuit in the federal court in Newark against Gaga's former manager, Rob Fusari, for compensation allegedly promised for introducing Gaga to him.