Lady Gaga‘s collaboration with up-and-coming rapper Kendrick Lamar has been teased for months, so when Lamar dropped the tracklist for his upcoming debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city, fans were surprised to see that their planned collaboration, “Partynauseous,” didn’t make the cut.
But yesterday, Gaga shared the truth about the situation in a post to her Little Monsters, explaining — with a quintessentially Gaga mix of diplomacy and subtle shade — that there were creative differences between herself and Lamar’s team. She explained that she was “not willing to compromise musically to the changes his team was making to my music,” so their collaboration will be released “at a different time, for a different project.” Read Gaga’s full statement to her little monsters after the jump.
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”