June 19, 2014


Lady Gaga & R. Kelly's Shelved Video Was Horrifically Offensive, Says Report

Kevin Mazur/AMA2013/WireImage
Kevin Mazur/AMA2013/WireImage

One of the most-hyped tracks from Lady Gaga's ARTPOP was her duet with R&B superstar R. Kelly, "Do What U Want." The song features Gaga singing the line "Do what you want with my body" and there was a video in the works directed by controversial celeb-photographer Terry Richardson. 

Despite teasers, it never came out. And according to sources at Page Six, it was scrapped because the themes were a bit out of bounds, even for Gaga.

“Gaga had a video directed by an alleged sexual predator, starring another alleged sexual predator," the source said, referring to multiple R. Kelly rape accusations and multiple accusations of Richardson sexually harassing models. "The theme [was], ‘I’m going to do whatever I want with your body’? It was literally an ad for rape," the source continued. 

The video is described as a doctor-patient story, with Gaga asking Kelly, “Will I ever be able to walk again?” The singer replies, “Yes, if you let me do whatever I want with your body.” R. Kelly says, “I’m putting you under, and when you wake up, you’re going to be pregnant.”


Anyway, Gaga hasn't addressed those specific claims but did say in January that the video's delay was because of former allies "betraying" her. TMZ published a 30-second teaser clip of the video that does feature some racy content and Richardson, but the "pregnant" line is not there.