The Lady Gaga And R. Kelly Video Sounds Great, If You Like Glorifying Sexual Assault
I feel like I say this a lot, but this time I really mean it — what what WHAT was Lady Gaga thinking? She’s made some strange choices in her lifetime, but never one as ill-advised as shooting a video for her song ‘Do What U Want’ with R. Kelly.
It’s worth noting that she never actually dropped said video, but Gaga only barely gets credit for that, since apparently it wasn’t her decision not to release it. It was, however, her decision to collaborate with accused rapist R. Kelly in the first place, particularly on a song with lyrics like ‘do what you want / what you want / with my body’. I’m sure his underage accusers really appreciated that choice, as well as your decision to have the video shot by accused sexual predator Terry Richardson. Really nailing it.
All that information was already enough to make me swear off Lady Gaga, but in case you’re still right on the edge of glory (sorry, I had to), good luck staying there after you read an unnamed source’s description to Page Six of the scrapped video. Stay tuned for the part where he or she calls it ‘literally an ad for rape’.
“According to our source, Kelly plays a doctor in the video. […] 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.”
WHOA. Whoa. Not okay. That’s a literal statement of intent to rape, and we’ve barely even started the video. He’s telling her he’s going to incapacitate her, and while she’s incapacitated, he’s going to do what he wants what he wants with her body. Which in this case means having unprotected sex with it. That’s rape! In what part of ANYONE’S brain did that feel okay?
“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.”
Bingo. You need to pull your head out of your ass, Lady Gaga, if you feel like it’s anything other than a blessing in disguise that this video never saw the light of day. Ugh.