Lady Gaga is scrubbing R. Kelly out of ARTPOP.
Gaga and Kelly collaborated on “Do What U Want” from Gaga’s third studio album. The project was released in 2013, but it got renewed attention last year following the many sexual misconduct allegations against Kelly.
Gaga removed the song from streaming in the face of backlash, but now ARTPOP is making a comeback, with a new rerelease due in November. The new version, however, will not feature “Do What U Want”.
Prior to this, Gaga apologized for the collaboration and scrubbed “Do What U Want” from digital streaming platforms.