Lady Gaga scrapped music video over sexual assault claims
Lady Gaga's Do What U Want music video was supposed to be out last December.
It was scrapped in January, and Gaga posted on littlemonsters.com that this was due to people who had betrayed her and "gravely mismanaged" her time and health.
Entertainment website TMZ.com recently got hold of 30 seconds of the scrapped music video.
And boy, was the video iced for a good reason.
The opening sequence features the R&B singer R. Kelly as a doctor. He is seen telling Gaga that the medicine is kicking in, before Gaga becomes unconscious.
Then comes the Do What U Want music.
The video also shows photographer Terry Richardson, who directed the video, snapping photos of Gaga and a scantily-clad Gaga writhing around on the floor.
What's so terrible about that?
Kelly was once tried for alleged child pornography, and Richardson is facing allegations that he coerced his models into performing sexual acts.
A source told New York Post’s Page Six: "Gaga had 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’? It was literally an ad for rape."
Gaga re-cut Do What U Want last year, replacing Kelly with Christina Aguilera, Buzzfeed reported.
Twitter users are up in arms over the video.
Yes, it's a horrible video made in bad taste.
Though the same can be said of many of her videos.
Give Gaga some credit, at least she knew to pull the plug on this one.
Sources: TMZ.com, Buzzfeed, littlemonsters.com, heyreverb.com, jezebel.com, news.com.au