Celebrity businessman Donald Trump claims that he is the one who gave pop star Lady Gaga her big break three years ago.
The 65-year-old selected Gaga to perform during the Miss Universe Pageant in 2008 and during the show, the singer performed her breakout song "Just Dance" for the very first time on TV.
"I own the Miss Universe Pageant. And about four years ago, during what you call half-time, we always have an entertainer. We've had a lot of great people, and you don't pay them anything because it's one of the biggest audiences and my people told me, 'Nobody knows who she is but there's this woman with good talent named Lady Gaga.'
And I said, 'Give me a break.' And then they said, 'She's really good.' So I said, 'I don't care, if you like her, put her on.'
"So we put her on... it was live all over the United States and all over the world and the next day, nobody was talking about (the winner of) Miss Universe, everybody was talking, 'Who was the woman, who was the entertainer? She was unbelievable.'" femalefirst.co.uk quoted Trump as saying.