Lady Gaga, R. Kelly Music Video Pulled Over Sexual Assault Claims

R Kelly, Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga, R. Kelly Music Video Pulled Over Sexual Assault Claims

Allegations surrounding Kellz and director Terry Richardson ruined "Do What U Want" release.

Published June 19, 2014

Lady Gaga and R. Kelly's "Do What U Want" music video never saw the light of day due to sexual assault claims surrounding the Chicago singer and the video's director, Terry Richardson. 

TMZ published a 30-second snippet of the music video that opens with the R&B singer — wearing scrubs and gloves — putting his hand under Gaga's sheet and asking, "How does that feel?" Next, he sedates her while female dancers dressed as sexy nurses play around her. Gaga is naked under the sheet the entire time.

In another scene, she goes from being fully clothed while Richardson photographs her to completely naked (again), rolling around on newspapers and humping the ground.  

According to a New York Post report, the video was shot last September and slated for release in December, the same month that the Village Voice ran a story detailing several more alleged incidents of Kelly sexually abusing young girls. A month before Kelly's rumored skeletons were unearthed, Richardson was accused of sexually harassing models. 

Gaga was reportedly told that she "had a video directed by a sexual predator, starring another sexual predator" and was making an "ad for rape." 

The decision was made to pull the video altogether.  

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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