If you’re still looking for the silver lining surrounding “Do What U Want,” last year’s awful duet by Lady Gaga and alleged child rapist R. Kelly, there’s always the fact that the video was never released.
Shot by trending sexual predator Terry Richardson, the video was scrapped in January after initially being slated for a December release. At the time Gaga blamed a badly organized schedule and “those who have betrayed me.” But a source has told Page Six the video was abandoned because of another reason — specifically that it doubled as “an ad for rape.” Shot in September last year, it apparently starred Kelly as a doctor, with Gaga acting as his patient in scenes that riff on her real-life hip injury last year.
Gaga asks Kelly, “Will I ever be able to walk again?” The singer replies, “Yes, if you let me do whatever I want with your body.” The not-so-good doctor then adds, “I’m putting you under, and when you wake up, you’re going to be pregnant.”
WT actual F? I’m not always here for his colloquial use of “literally,” but let’s look at the facts: A song about an alleged rapist doing whatever he wants to a woman’s unconscious body, shot by an alleged sexual predator. The original release date would also have coincided with Jim DeRogatis‘ Village Voice exposé about the “dozens of [underage] girls” R Kelly allegedly raped in the ’90s, and just before a slew of models came forth with their own allegations against Richardson.
Eating disorders and rape — so hot right now.
UPDATE: TMZ has teased a gross 33 seconds of the video. In the words of one commenter, at least he didn’t pee on her?
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