Lady Gaga Reveals (Her Ass For) Her “Do What U Want” Single Artwork

By: Christina Lee / October 19, 2013

Lady Gaga takes her lyrics to heart in her just-revealed “Do What U Want” single artwork. She faces a wall, arches her back and thrusts her ass toward the camera, while wearing nothing but a thong — and with nary a David Bowie reference in sight .

“Do What U Want” features provocative R&B singer R. Kelly and inspires the ARTPOP star to lay down some explicit ground rules: “You can’t have my heart / And you won’t use my mind / But do what you want with my body.” Based on a snippet revealed October 17, the two seemed to have struck a remarkable compromise between both of their respective, musical worlds — or, as Gaga said in a Twitter Q&A, “everything relates through joy.”

Gaga also reveals that “Do What U Want” will debut October 21 at 12:01 a.m., but not as her second ARTPOP single as the artwork reveal may imply — that would be “Venus,” which drops October 27.