Lady Gaga's Scrapped Video Was Really Questionable
Featured R. Kelly in a scenario that was essentially rape: source
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2014 9:47 AM CDT
In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, Lady Gaga, center, and R. Kelly perform at the American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre LA Live, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, file)

(Newser) – The video for Lady Gaga's duet with R. Kelly, "Do What U Want," was melodramatically delayed and ultimately scrapped entirely—and a source tells Page Six that's probably for the best. "It was literally an ad for rape," the source says, explaining that it was "directed by an alleged sexual predator" (Terry Richardson) and "starring another sexual predator" (Kelly), all while being based around a very questionable scenario involving Gaga as a patient and Kelly as her doctor.

"Will I ever be able to walk again?" Gaga reportedly asked in the video. "Yes, if you let me do whatever I want with your body," Kelly replied, adding, "I’m putting you under, and when you wake up, you’re going to be pregnant." Raunchy scenes followed. Gaga blamed poor management and bad scheduling for the video's demise, but Page Six's sources say the controversies swirling around both Richardson and Kelly played a role: At around the time the video was scrapped, Richardson was being accused of sexual misconduct with models on his sets, and the Village Voice was outing Kelly as a "monster" who allegedly molested dozens of underage girls.

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tpvero
Jun 20, 2014 6:39 AM CDT
Gaga is a megalomaniac with the ability to sing, which she rarely uses undisguised by technical and so called artistic static or stunts. She is like a precocious annoying child constantly vying for attention, and constantly willing to prostitute herself to get it. She does not use her gift wisely or intelligently. I can't even watch her anymore. She is just a sick clown with little sense, doing the same shtick over and over now.
javiergravier
Jun 20, 2014 2:23 AM CDT
Taboo-bashing has always been a recipe for success in the entertainment business. Turns out, our propensity to pass judgment on strangers is highly exploitable and therefore highly profitable.
CleverUsername
Jun 20, 2014 12:14 AM CDT
R Kelly is gross. Even before he taped himself peeing on an underage girl he seemed creepy. Watch an interview, or just listen to his song lyrics.