Do What U Want

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"Do What U Want"
Single by Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly
from the album Artpop
ReleasedOctober 21, 2013
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:47
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • DJ White Shadow
  • Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga singles chronology
"Applause"
(2013)
"Do What U Want"
(2013)
"G.U.Y."
(2014)
"Applause"
(2013)
"Do What U Want"
(2013)
"G.U.Y."
(2014)

"Do What U Want" is a song by Lady Gaga. It is the second single from her third studio album, Artpop. The song features the R&B singer R. Kelly. The song was written by both Kelly and Gaga. "Do What U Want" has reached the top ten in Canada and the UK and the top twenty on the Billboard Hot 100. It charted moderately on other charts around the world. A music video has been made for the single but was never commercially released.

A remix was released on January 1, 2014, featuring fellow pop singer Christina Aguilera, after she and Gaga performed the song on the competition series The Voice, where Aguilera was a coach.

In January 2019, a documentary called Surviving R. Kelly was released which talked about Kelly's alleged relationships with women. Gaga later regretted working with him on the song and had the album version removed from all music stores and streaming services. She also claimed that she was a supporter for Kelly's alleged victims. Other than remixes, only the Christina Aguilera version of the song is still available.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Do What U Want - Lady Gaga - Credits". AllMusic.
  2. "Lady Gaga Calls R.Kelly Allegations 'Horrifying', Vows to Remove Duet From Digital Services". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-01-21.