That boy isn't such a monster anymore.
Dueling lawsuits filed by Lady Gaga and her onetime partner in romance Rob Fusari—who claimed he was unceremoniously dumped after helping craft the pop superstar's over-the-top image—have been dismissed, according to court documents filed Friday in New York Superior Court.
"Lady Gaga and Rob Fusari have agreed to end their dispute amicably and wish each other well. There will be no further comment by either of them," their camps said in a joint statement.
The rep won't say how much—if any—Gaga was willing to pay of the $30.5 million Fusari wanted for his alleged services.
Fusari sued his ex-Lady in March, claiming that, one day, he attempted to refer to Stefani Germanotta in a text message as "Radio Gaga" (thinking of the Queen tune of that name) but that spellcheck changed "Radio" to "Lady." She loved how that sounded and...
The rest is history.
Fusari, who cowrote her eventual hits "Paparazzi" and "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich" and has a production credit on 2008's platinum-selling The Fame, also said that he hooked Gaga up with Interscope Records and inked a deal entitling him to 15 to 20 percent of her album profits.
Gaga countersued the next day, alleging that the much more experienced Fusari had coerced her into an "unlawful arrangement" in which he would get 20 percent of the proceeds from her first four albums, regardless of whether he contributed to them or not.
The 24-year-old iconoclast was looking to have a judge declare the contract "void and unenforceable."
Regardless of the terms of their apparent settlement, the beat goes on for Lady Gaga. She's scheduled to perform Sunday at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in L.A., where, if she wins the field-leading 13 awards she's nominated for, she might ultimately find herself speechless.