It's official: Lady Gaga did in fact have a Fortnite collaboration in the works.
The pop superstar was supposed to make an appearance in the popular video game as part of the Chromatica era promotion. While the specifics of the collaboration are not detailed in a recently leaked legal documentation, here is what we do know about the project:
Hints at the collaboration were first sighted back in 2019, with Lady Gaga's infamous "what's fortnight" tweet.
What’s fortnight— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 15, 2019
Later on, players of the game noticed that Rain On Me was one of the songs available to play in the cars.
When you pick a car in Fortnite there is a chance that Rain On Me starts playing on the radio! pic.twitter.com/rcUaz1D5MI— Gaga Now ⚡️ (@ladygaganownet) August 5, 2020
Lady Gaga was going to appear alongside stars such as Ariana Grande and J Balvin in a three month rollout for Fortnite's Party Royale.
The document has Lady Gaga listed as "Pop Star 2' and "Headliner, possibly hinting at a Chromatica virtual concert through Fortnite's Party Royale Mode. Lady Gaga and Fortnite were slated to unveil their epic crossover in December 2020, but these plans were unfortunately scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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