According to a source speaking to Page Six, the video for Lady Gaga’s collab with R. Kelly, “Do What You Want” — which was scrapped following renewed attention on Kelly’s history as a, you know, pedophile — was far worse than we could have imagined. Although maybe we shouldn’t surprised? Shot by pervotographer Terry Richardson, who has his own reputation for sexually coercing and assaulting models, the video (that’s the promo photo above) allegedly featured Kelly as a doctor and Gaga as his patient. “Will I ever walk again?” Gaga supposedly asks Dr. Kelly.
“Yes, if you let me do whatever I want with your body,” he replies, followed by: “I’m putting you under, and when you wake up, you’re going to be pregnant.” THE HELLLLLL.
While the video was tossed out in the wake of The Village Voice‘s expose detailing the long history of allegations against Kelly, Gaga has never come out and indicated she regrets working with the R&B singer (or Terry Richardson, for that matter). Back in January, Gaga scrapped the video and posted a message on her website blaming bad management and a tight schedule, and not the fact that she made the exceedingly poor decision to, as the Page Six source put it, make “a video directed by an alleged sexual predator, starring another sexual predator. With the theme, ‘I’m going to do whatever I want with your body?’” And, more succinctly: “It was literally an ad for rape.”
And there goes my last shred of respect for Gaga.