I never understood Gaga working with R. Kelly in the first place. I could not even believe that she championed the guy for this song when everyone remembers what he was accused of but she played it off as if the media made it up.
His situation was completely different than hers - equating her weight and the media being focused on destroying her is completely different and less serious than him being acquitted for multiple sexual assault charges and his victims not receiving justice.
I don’t know who could honestly stomach watching this video. Personally, I don’t think this leak was really a leak because with Gaga, there are no accidents. And I love Gaga but this was a little too far. I really hope that the rest of this video doesn’t see the light of day because it could really bad for her overall if it does for people who don’t understand what she’s doing.
Personally, I don’t think she even needed DWUW as a duet. With the youtube edits of just her singing, it makes for a more powerful song.
Yadda, yadda, yadda. ARTPOP is the death of the popstar. I am so over this era. I want “Cheek to Cheek” and the next era to start already please.
Don’t misunderstand me, I get ARTPOP. I get that it’s the ‘decay of the superstar’ and that she wanted ARTPOP to drive such a negative output to show people that no matter what, she was going to stand by her art and not sell out. I get it. I’m just over it now.
It’s such a shallow concept that I’m ready for her to explore something else. I’m waiting for the next era or at least the sequel.