Lady Gaga is no stranger to singing hip-hop hooks. Remember when a previously unknown Gaga sang the hook on Wale’s “Chillin'”? Crazy times.
Gaga was supposed to ride on not one but two Kendrick Lamar tracks, however the always ominous “label issues” and “creative differences” got in the way. For the other track “Partynauseous”, she explained:
I apologize to the fans that this situation with Partynausous is confusing. To it clear it up I must explain this. When I collaborate with an artist i work solely with them, not with their camps or management. Its purely organic and creative. I love Kendrick dearly as a friend, but was not willing to compromise musically to the changes his team was making to my music. This is why I am not his record. I have a very specific vision as a producer and songwriter, and I always have. That song will be released at a different time, for a different project. I love you, and think you should check out his stuff because he is truly great. He’s a good kid, its just sometimes a mad city. -LG
For the uninitiated, these type of things happen all the time. There are so many great tracks that hit the cutting room floor, and collaborations that change at the last minute. As for this track, which leaked today….I really prefer Kendrick’s singing over Gaga’s. Thoughts?