Well, the American Music Awards can’t be too happy about this! Lady Gaga was joined by R. Kelly on Saturday Night Live for the first live performance of “Do What U Want” tonight (November 16). The duo, of course, will be joining forces again for the awards show, but they gave fans a surprise first run of the song on SNL when Kells emerged for his verse.
What ensued was a display of sizzling chemistry, with various tandem moves that could, depending on the angle, be interpreted as simulations of certain sex acts. At one point, R. Kelly climbed on top of Gaga and most viewers were surely bracing for something uncouth, and well, it didn’t come to that. Kells merely did a couple push-ups over Gaga’s writhing body. Thinkpieces averted!
For her second song, Gaga did a completely life-affirming rendition of ARTPOP standout ”Gypsy.” Watch “Do What U Want” up top and “Gypsy” below.