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Does Anybody Ever Forget about Do What U Want? TW: Sexual Assualt/Misconduct


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Hey guys. I have always been intrigued by the Artpop era and its choice of singles. I constantly think about the failed release of the album's second single Do What U Want, including the terrible decision to have R Kelly feature on the song, having a single about the media and fame come out right after Applause, The cancellation of the music video because of sexual harassments allegations against its director, and rereleasing it with Christiana Aguilera taking the 2nd verse after a feud between her and Gaga occurred in 2009 (Christina said she didn't know if "it" was a man or a woman). I believe Gaga handled the situation well after she removed the song off of streaming services in 2019, but I always forget about the song even though it is a banger and one of Gaga's less mainstream hits. Am I the only one that feels this way? Let me know if I am just crazy.

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2 hours ago, BrodyBanks said:

Hey guys. I have always been intrigued by the Artpop era and its choice of singles. I constantly think about the failed release of the album's second single Do What U Want, including the terrible decision to have R Kelly feature on the song, having a single about the media and fame come out right after Applause, The cancellation of the music video because of sexual harassments allegations against its director, and rereleasing it with Christiana Aguilera taking the 2nd verse after a feud between her and Gaga occurred in 2009 (Christina said she didn't know if "it" was a man or a woman). I believe Gaga handled the situation well after she removed the song off of streaming services in 2019, but I always forget about the song even though it is a banger and one of Gaga's less mainstream hits. Am I the only one that feels this way? Let me know if I am just crazy.

Its impossible to forget that song lol I love it,  I'm glad the MV was cancelled tho.  

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haha same! Can't forget it. Sometimes it just randomly comes to my mind and I can't help myself but sing it out loud  :lol:

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9 hours ago, godofchromatica said:

I forget because this song gives me so much trauma

Oh My God I am so sorry to hear that. I should have marked the topic with a trigger warning, I apologize.

11 hours ago, Adeline said:

Its impossible to forget that song lol I love it,  I'm glad the MV was cancelled tho.  

Yeah i am glad is was cancelled too. The shots of R Kelly and a group of nurses operating on an unconscious Gaga is just too much. I liked the newspaper outfit that she wore though.

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3 minutes ago, BrodyBanks said:

Yeah i am glad is was cancelled too. The shots of R Kelly and a group of nurses operating on an unconscious Gaga is just too much. I liked the newspaper outfit that she wore though.

Yes its seems interesting but the all sex things make me really uncomfortable.  Seeing her like this, even if it would be with someone else than R Kelly,  the all thing was disturbing,  for me at least.

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8 minutes ago, BrodyBanks said:

Oh My God I am so sorry to hear that. I should have marked the topic with a trigger warning, I apologize.

Yeah i am glad is was cancelled too. The shots of R Kelly and a group of nurses operating on an unconscious Gaga is just too much. I liked the newspaper outfit that she wore though.

Newspaper outfit is so good

 

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1 minute ago, godofchromatica said:

Newspaper outfit is so good

I know RIGHT! It reminds me of that meme that Gaga filmed in 2009 for a Casino. I loved that in the leaked video she starts in the outfit and then ends with nothing on lying on the newspaper. If they just released that part it would have been cool/

4 minutes ago, Adeline said:

Yes its seems interesting but the all sex things make me really uncomfortable.  Seeing her like this, even if it would be with someone else than R Kelly,  the all thing was disturbing,  for me at least.

Yeah I think that Gaga is an angel but her working with R. Kelly, even with the allegations against him, was questionable. It be like her making a song with OJ Simpson and then recreating the crimes he committed.

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42 minutes ago, BrodyBanks said:

 Yeah I think that Gaga is an angel but her working with R. Kelly, even with the allegations against him, was questionable. It be like her making a song with OJ Simpson and then recreating the crimes he committed.

Well she didn't know at the time but yeah it was a bad call

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Honestly, the first time I heard about it and listened to it, I’ve always intuitively felt that it was going to something that was ‘cursed’ or it just had really bad energy surrounding it. 

 

I hope the video never gets leaked and I’m glad we’ve all moved on from it through. Those were really dark times.

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On 1/24/2021 at 2:33 PM, Matt said:

I hope it is better if we all forget that.

True. 
 

But not forget the version with Queen Xtina. This version deserved better 🥺😞💔

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Lady's got a killer groove, and you've got a lot to lose

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The collab is definitely my least favorite moment in her career. Although the version with him is the best, I have it deleted from my library and only listen to the solo version. If only she collab with The Weeknd or someone else that time, the song would have been a success.

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