Lady Gaga Explains Absence On Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d. city’

    It was back in August when Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga took the music world by surprise by announcing a collaboration. The joint effort was revealed to be called “PARTYNAUSEOUS,” a single which would feature on the Black Hippy MC’s upcoming debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city.

    However, the track has since been removed from the LP and Gaga accordingly took to her fansite, Little Monsters, to explain her absence. She wrote that she was “not willing to compromise musically to the changes [Kendrick’s] team was making to my music,” although added that the record will be released on a different project sometime in the future. You can read the full statement below.

    I apologize to the fans that this situation with Partynausous is confusing. To it clear it up I must explain this. When I collaborate with an artist i work solely with them, not with their camps or management. Its purely organic and creative. I love Kendrick dearly as a friend, but was not willing to compromise musically to the changes his team was making to my music. This is why I am not his record. I have a very specific vision as a producer and songwriter, and I always have. That song will be released at a different time, for a different project. I love you, and think you should check out his stuff because he is truly great. He’s a good kid, its just sometimes a mad city. -LG