Lady Gaga and R. Kelly’s “Do What U Want” is a harmonious ode to no effs.
Praise! Amid other precious gifts like a 12-second snippet of “G.U.Y.,” the universe keeps providing more ARTPOP bounty in the form of a Lady Gaga and R. Kelly duet called “Do What U Want.” So smile! Cry! Spontaneously emo-tweet your feelings with no filter! Anything to cope with today’s #feelings overload.
Although we won’t be able to hear the full track till further notice (grrr-rrr-rrr), you can preview Gaga and R.Kelly’s collabo in the below Best Buy ad for Beats By Dre. Which, yeah, feels very #appropriate.
Preview Lady Gaga and R. Kelly’s “Do What U Want” after the jump.
Slated to appear on Gaga’s forthcoming ARTPOP (out Nov. 11), lyrically, “Do What U Want” sounds like the perfect record for a gal whose perma-mantra is “I was ‘Born This Way,’ you a******s, take it or leave it.” It also sounds like the perfect mantra for a guy born with enough chutzpah to release “Trapped In The Closet,” the never-ending adultery-themed saga/musical hip-hopera sung from the perspective of a walk-in-closet stakeout.
Over a lighthearted, bouncy, synth-based track, Gaga begins by cooing: “Do what you want, what you want with my body/ Write what you want/ Say what you want ’bout me/ If you wanna know that I’m not sorry.” Shortly after, Kellz echoes Gaga’s sentiments: “Takin’ these haters, and we’re roughing them up/ And we laying the cut like we don’t give a…”
Though we only get to hear 30 seconds of “Do What U Want,” we can definitely tell that this record will be a glorious pop symphony of NGAF vibes, paired with an overflowing mug of haterade. Possibly cooked up for the duo’s naysayers. So drink up, h8ters! (Or dance like you don’t give a flying f***. The choice is yours.)
+ Listen to Lady Gaga and R. Kelly’s “Do What U Want” preview.
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