May 21, 2015


Kendrick Lamar & Lady Gaga's Long-Awaited "Partynauseous" Surfaces

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After literally years of teases, a collaboration between Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar has hit the web. "Partynauseous" was originally announced for K.Dot's good kid, m.A.A.d city LP but never made the final tracklist. (Gaga was also intended for Kendrick's smash single "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe," from the same 2013 album, but that never came to be—although Mother Monster shared a version later on.)

Now, we get to the hear the song—albeit in quite low quality, meaning this is probably an unfinished version. Listen below as the Cheek to Cheek singer handles the chorus, singing about loving one's enemies over the minimal, hip hop production. Kendrick raps on the verses and later Gaga herself spits a few bars:

In August 2012, Gaga announced her collab with Kendrick, saying that she "wrote 'Partynauseous' about Jakarta and my relationship with that country [Indonesia]. Wishing I could 'get high with the enemy' and make peace." 

When the track was missing on the final tracklist to good kid, Gaga explained

"When I collaborate with an artist I work solely with them, not with their camps or management...I love Kendrick dearly as a friend, but was not willing to compromise musically to the changes his team was making to my music. This is why I am not [on] his record."

A part of "Partynauseous" was later heard during a video interlude on Gaga's ArtRaveTour, featuring sharper snares and intense synths. It gives us hope that the version above is a demo and we'll one day hear the final cut unleashed upon the world in all its high-quality glory. This song is hot.