Lady Gaga Addresses ‘Devastating’ Delay Behind ‘Do What U Want’ Video

R. Kelly and Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is not able to do what she wants. Despite the title of her R. Kelly-assisted single, the pop superstar had to delay her latest video due to reasons beyond her control.

In a note to her fans posted on LittleMonsters.com, the 27-year-old singer opened up about the status of the video, which was expected to premiere in December.

“It is very devastating for someone like me, I devote every moment of my life to creating fantasies for you,” said a distraught Gaga.

She blamed her former business partners for distracting her from her art. “Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result,” she said.

While she didn’t address anyone by name, she may be referring to her former manager Troy Carter, who she parted ways with in November.

But she is ready to start over and fully execute her vision. “The next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning,” continued Gaga. “Because those who did not care about ARTPOP‘s success are now gone, and the dreams I have been planning can now come to fruition.”

Gaga previously shared photos from the provocative Terry Richardson-directed clip co-starring R. Kelly. “It’s unlike any video I’ve ever done. Very Personal,” she tweeted.

The song, which appears on her chart-topping album ARTPOP, has already spawned two remixes featuring Rick Ross and Christina Aguilera.

Read her full letter below.

It is late because, just like with the Applause video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it. It is very devastating for someone like me, I devote every moment of my life to creating fantasies for you. All my my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored. Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result. Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need trillions. I was not enough for some people. They wanted more. I am very grateful to the photographers and designers who have always stood by me to make sure my fans are never aware of the things that happen behind the scenes, but unfortunately after my surgery I was too sick, too tired, and too sad to control the damage on my own. My label was not aware that this was going on. The next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning. Because those who did not care about ARTPOP’s success are now gone, and the dreams I have been planning can now come to fruition. Please forgive me that I did not foresee this coming, I never thought after all the years of hard work that those I called friends and partners would ever care so little at a time I needed them the most. Give me a chance to show you the meaning of seeing art all around you. Open your hearts to me again that I may show you the joy of us coming together through our talents, that we are stronger as a unit than when we are alone. Let me be for you the Goddess that I know I truly am, let me show you the visions that have been in my mind for two years. I love you. Forgive me monsters. Forgive me ARTPOP. You are my whole world.

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50 Comments

  1. meme

    bullshit….all this explaining, and making excuses for the Applaud video. My question is if Applaud and DO what you want were making smashes on the charts will she be complaining like this? The answer is no…the only thing to blame is the music. Ppl are just not feeling it, period. And aint nothing wrong with that. All huge names go through a period like this, you can win everytime.

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    Creative Minds Reply:

    @meme, You du*bass Do What You Want is Top 10 in 20 countries including the US how is that not a smash hit???.

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    meme Reply:

    @Creative Minds, I didnt know it was top 10. Shame. But top 10 isnt good enough for Gaga team, they think shes suppose to be number 1 all the time. I know they are disappointed this time around.

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    eddie Reply:

    @Creative Minds, AND EVERONE KNOWS THAT LADY GAGA IS THE SEXIEST, HAS THE HOTTEST BODY, SENSUAL PERSONA, AND GREATEST MUSIC OF ALL THE GIRLS. SHE IS THE TRUE QUEEN, AND SHE NEEDS TO HAVE SOMETHING SERIOUSLY DONE ABOUT BLACK CLOWNS TRYING TO HOLD HER BACK.

    NO GIRL IN AMERICA CAN COMPARE TO LADY GAGA. NOT ONE!

    IF HER MUSIC ISN’T SELLING LARGE NUMBERS, NO ONE IS, NO ONE. GAGA APPEALS TO EVERY RACE, EVERY ECONOMIC STATUS, AND WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE BEYONCE GHETTO MESS SOLD MORE THAN HER???

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    GirlsBeLikeImissDwoods Reply:

    @eddie, uM Beyonce’ Album did sell me and she surprised a bitch!

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    damon Reply:

    @GirlsBeLikeImissDwoods, obviously you know nothing about sales.

    NO ADVERTISING = NO SALES

    THAT IS IN THE SALES 101 CLASS. I KNOW I’M ONE OF THE TOP SALESMAN IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.

    You are dumb and dumber than beyonce if you believe people, bought and paid for a product they didn’t know about.

    she did the same kind of give away that her dirty camel did and counted it as sales.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @damon, where is your proof? Hate to snatch your wig but in Beyoncé’s case it was NO ADVERTISING=420,000 sales in one day and 3 weeks at number one. You clearly know nothing about the success of her album.
    /-)

    cmonson Reply:

    @meme, Oh people arent feeling it but yet the song is Top 10 Hot 100 smash hit. Have a seat you obviously dont know what the hell your talking about.

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @meme, i have to agree w/ you on this one. i mean how many reincarnations can one song have and still be blah? her statement mentions “starting over w/ artpop so that her vision can come to fruition” … honey just leave it alone and move onto a new error. i like gaga & her music but i think people are tired of the gimmicks, the costumes. i mean it’s ALWAYS a production, if anything she should have gone in the other direction like a very stripped down version of the song w/ her & christina. and regarding all the excuses, it just goes to show how much power she truly has. one of the biggest pop stars in the world but in the backseat of her vehicle trying to give directions while someone else is actually driving it.

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @karamelkisses, lol at myself, the error was not an intentional shade … i meant era.

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    FlySly Reply:

    @meme, AGREED

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    tyrone Reply:

    @meme, the music business has been taken over by street thugs like JZ who will pull any and every dirty trick to keep our most talented girls like Lady Gaga, Kelly Rowland, Mylie Cyrus, Brittany Spears, Ciara, Keri Hilson off the stage. JZ will throw money at anyone who will stifle the competition and he needs to be stopped.

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    ofcourse Reply:

    @tyrone, what the hell are you talking about? What does Jz have to do with her failur and all the others you mentioned?

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    tyrone Reply:

    @ofcourse, You dont have to be a genius to know that he is begging his fellow rap community to praise Beyonce in hopes their fans will be her floppy music, and he cant stop buying it up.

    You dont have to be a genius to know that he would move heaven and earth to pull tricks to interfere with other girls careers to desperately keep beyonce appearing to be on top. If she was selling so much music, he wouldn’t need to beg his fellow rappers to help out, and she wouldn’t need all these collaborations.

    She is a fraud, just like he is a fraud for using corporate america and giving away music, and then counting them as sales.

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    tyrone Reply:

    @tyrone, will buy

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    Bye Bitch Reply:

    @tyrone, bye Felicia ! And good night cause your ass need to go asleep if you think half the bitches you mention are far more talented than Bey. Miley is a fucking joke, not Hollywood or anyone will work with that crazy flatass bitch and Britney is over retirement is calling. Her cutratin call and jig is up .

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    ofcourse Reply:

    @tyrone, you smoking some of that weed like Rihanna. Are you mad or just high!

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    frijoles refritos Reply:

    @tyrone, you just say molly Cyrus, Brittany spears are our most talented woman -_-

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @tyrone, the fact that Kelly Rowland is on that lost of yours takes what little credibility you have. As I see it all those basic bitches had their chance and failed. It’s not Beyoncé’s fault or doing. Britney flopped, no knew what the hell Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus were doing, the world forgot about Keri Hilson, and Ciara and Kelly Rowland were relevant for literally 5 mins. Beyoncé doesn’t need to buy her own albums, 1.2 million people did it for her…AND COUNTING. Prepare to stay mad because your faves are fading and King Bey is here to stay!
    /-)

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  2. Strommast Jefferson

    wellnthen letz do it gaga!

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  3. 2bad2bme

    But Lady Gaga this is my issue with you right now, you said months before the album dropped that this will be the biggest album and era you have created and yet people were not feeling the songs so now you blame the folks around you? I don’t get it honey. One minute everything is ok until the numbers show up now you have an issue with the way your team executes the project. Your performances and videos are just TOO MUCH that it comes off as being forced for you to be called a legend. PS, your are not a Goddess girl, you just came out. Take a humble pill.

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    Girl Bye Reply:

    @2bad2bme, Girl this album will flop! Then this will be the last we will hear from gaga ….then shell be a has been

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    ofcourse Reply:

    @Girl Bye, I doubte that. Flop or not she will keep trying.

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    mason Reply:

    @2bad2bme, People are feeling the songs. She needs people of integrity who cannot be bought by a camel, around her.

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  4. @SLICKERTHANSLY

    This is too dramatic.

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  5. C

    “Open your heart to me, baby! I hold the lock and you hold the key!”

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  6. dont ask

    they held up the video!!! cause America’s white girl worked with a black man! and in AMERICA no black man can dominate a white girl!

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    melissa Reply:

    @dont ask, that’s the biggest lie ever told. half the black men in america who marry r with white women. u r just a ignorant person who blames everything blacks do, on whites.

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    brandon Reply:

    @melissa, racist blacks like JZ and Kanye would do anything to make it look like Beyonce is on top. Kanye already been punished for trying to hurt Taylor’s career, and someone need to shut JZ and Beyonce down, and see if they had anything to do with the idiots who trying hard to mess up Gaga career.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @brandon, Beyoncé is not going anywhere. Her and the Camel are timeless. Go reverse cowgirl your conspiracy theories.
    /-)

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  7. Mr.Fye

    I honestly agree with what everbody is saying. Yeah Do what you want is a Top 10 but like @mem saud they think she needs to be number 1 all the tine with everything she does. However Gaga is a artist that has to be managed right. If not she just comes off as a crazy chick that likes to wear costumes. Maybe this will ve a good step before we all forget Artpop.

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  8. Deejay

    The song sucks, the album is blah. The rest is all trivial semantics to be honest. End of story.

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  9. Twista

    “they mismanaged my time and health…”

    This coming from someone who freely admits to being an occasional or frequent user of cocaine and marijuana and a known alcoholic. girl BYE.

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    MAY Reply:

    @Twista, at least she’s not on a record talking about DRUNK AND IN LUST, which has nothing to do with love.

    Just like Miguel said, “how many drinks do u need to leave with my ugly azz camel azz”. If you got to get a girl drunk to get some, she will do it with anybody who gets her drunk JZ.

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    Got Damn Reply:

    @MAY, awww, its too bad that you’re SO PRESSED over the Queen’s Success!! ;( Maybe if your fav, the creator of artFlop, wasn’t so damn over the top and such an attention whore, you “monsters” would have had better numbers…. Oh well, they can’t all be talented right? ;) #***Flawless

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    twista Reply:

    @MAY, Right, because writhing around in videos with R.Kelly is the definition of class. GTFOH!

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    damon Reply:

    @twista, i hope that bish beyonce is paying you well to talk your stupid lieing trash. she’s going to go completely insane when her dirty gimmick machine ceases to work.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @damon, I find it hilarious that a Lady Gaga fan is accusing someone else of gimmicks. What gimmick did Beyoncé pull?
    /-)

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  10. GirlsBeLikeImissDwoods

    By the way this album was garbage! Only Three songs were almost Good! I hate skipping tracks on an album once i gotta skip a track I find my recpit and return it back

    DUNGEON DRAGGGGGOOON

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  11. scan

    Its been historic where a record company and managers give up on artists… that’s one reason people switch management often… then eventually get their husbands to manage them.. transition to beyawnce… king bey/queen bey… great she’s a hermaphrodite who is just as attention thirsty and fake as fuck… every negative thing u all have to say about gaga… Beyonce is aswell… why the fuck you Beyonce fagget as zombies (im gay too.. I can say FAGGET) brought her name up in the first place is beyond me. Her music on this new cd is terrible… y’all just refuse to admit it because u stan so fuckin hard for a woman who gives a less fuck about u.. she would never write a heartfelt letter to her fans like gaga did… and b4 u think to attack beehive… I have a fly swatter and bug spray I ain’t worried.im not a fan of either of these women.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @scan, she manages herself and has complete control over her career unlike you fave Lady FlopA. I’m reading your comments and it’s hilarious because it’s Lady FlopA who was accused of being a hermaphrodite. Also it’s Lady FlopA who is clearly thirsty for attention and who music on her new cd is terrible. I wouldn’t expect someone who adores such a fraud to appreciate anything real much less the masterpiece the is BEYONCÉ. She is the queen and will forever slay. I know you’re mad because you thought your fav would dethrone Mrs. Carter but instead she revealed to be the insecure, attention starved twat she really is. Also, you do know that Lady FlopA looks up to and adores Beyoncé right??? Time to pack up you fly swatted and bug spray, which by the way is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard! and bow down to your KING!
    /-)

    P.s.
    From one queer to another it’s faggot, not fagget. Learn to spell you ignorant twat

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  12. Major Sushi

    Interesting. Cuz she said the same thing about “The Fame” that she had no full control over it. “The Fame: Monster” she said that she was proud of it, cuz she had full control over the album… Can’t wait :)

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  13. thisisfact

    I TOTALY AGREE WITH @DONTASK HOW MORE CLEAR COULD IT BE ???? HER LABLE CONTROLS HER EVERY MOVE AND LIFE. YOU GUYS ARE SHEEP ! THERE IS CLEARLY A PROBLEM WITH A BLACK MAN TAKING CONTROL OVER A WHITE WOMAN ! THEY JUST MIGHT BE TRYING TO EDIT OUT THE VIDEO WITH OUT R.KELLY TOUCHING GA GA or something….. (EMITT TILL !!!!)

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  14. King Fierce

    @scan, BLOOP!
    /-)

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  15. King Fierce

    I’m sorry but wasn’t Venus the next single while DWYWTMB was for promo. Then because Venus wasn’t doing well, she switched which would of course explain a delay when you choose another song to be the single after the video for the other single was already shot. The record label was prolly frustrated with all the money they spent on her efforts and were like, “Make it work”. If she wasn’t so contrived and gimmicky things may have gone differently.
    /-)

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  16. john

    If musical execs dont step up and stop street thug JZ from using his dirty money to corrupt the entire music industry, he’s obviously planning to keep that beyonce on the stage until that kid of his is old enough for him to buy her a music career and this bullsh8t will continue until the end of time.

    This is one ghetto fool who doesn’t understand how true commerce and free trade is done. He is trying to corner the entire music industry for personal gain. Bill Gates couldn’t do that with his operating system, and Donald Trump was shut down, and anyone who does that will be shut down by the govt.

    This country does not like one person controlling too much wealth. Especially when they arent qualified to handle wealth and use it for the common good of all the people.

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    geoffrey Reply:

    @john, ON FUCKING POINT! YOU KNOW WASSUP!

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @john, BITCH YOU TRIED IT .

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  17. #1 Little Monster

    She can take all the time she needs! Lady Gaga is a goddess and ALL of us Monsters will wait an eternity for her! All hail Queen Gaga!

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  18. monica

    ALL OF OUR GREATS ARE UNDER MAJOR ATTACK, AND ACCUSED OF NOT SELLING. WE NEED AN INVESTIGATION DONE!

    THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE.

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