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Lady Gaga’s scrapped “Do What U Want” video was “an ad for rape”

on June 19, 2014, 1:52pm

Among one of the more cringeworthy moments of Lady Gaga’s Artflop was her joint performance with R. Kelly on Saturday Night Live, during which the two simulated a passionate sex scene while performing their collaboration “Do What U Want”. Turns out the whole thing could have been a lot worse.

According to Page 6 of The New York Post, Gaga and Kelly filmed a corresponding music video for the song. Enlisting noted photographer Terry Richardson to serve as director, the video reportedly sees Kelly playing a doctor, Gaga his patient, and eventually, things gets really uncomfortable:

Gaga asks Kelly, “Will I ever be able to walk again?” The singer replies, “Yes, if you let me do whatever I want with your body.” The not-so-good doctor then adds, “I’m putting you under, and when you wake up, you’re going to be pregnant.”

Ultimately, the video was scrapped, probably because, as a source for The New York Post noted, “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, never one to shy away from shocking content — was reportedly dismayed by the video’s non-release and wrote a scathing letter in which accused her label of betrayal.

Lucky for Gaga (?), TMZ has since obtained a short clip of the video for all to see. It definitely seems to live up Page 6’s description, as Dr. Kelly and patient Gaga get close while surrounded by a group of scantily clad nurses. Watch below.

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