When the tracklisting for Kendrick Lamar‘s good Kid, m.A.A.d city was released earlier this week, there was considerable surprise (for some, relief) that “Partynauseous”, the much-talked about collaboration with Lady Gaga, wasn’t there.
According to a note posted today on Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters website, the track didn’t make it onto GKMC because of issues which arose between the singer herself and Kendrick’s management; perhaps as a result of artistic differences between the two parties.
By her own admission, Lady Gaga was unwilling to go along with some of the changes which K.Dot’s team were making to her song, and this seems to have led to the track being cut from the album.
Apologising to fans about the situation with “Partynauseous” – and insisting that she loves both Kendrick and his music – the singer said that the song would be released in the near future, for a different project.
The track was originally intended to be released as a single on September 6th, but was pushed back in late August, with the artists providing no alternative date.
In a recent interview with Global Grind, Kendrick was asked what it was like working with the off-the-wall pop starlet. He answered, ”the thing about two creative minds is that it always seems to connect at the end of the day”. He felt that Gaga was, “a genuine good person” and respected the fact that she could recite some of his most introspective lyrics.
Read Lady Gaga’s full statement below, and let us know what you think in the C-section:
I apologize to the fans that this situation with Partynauseous is confusing. To it clear it up I must explain this. When I collaborate with an artist i work solely with them, not with their camps or management. Its purely organic and creative.
I love Kendrick dearly as a friend, but was not willing to compromise musically to the changes his team was making to my music. This is why I am not his record. I have a very specific vision as a producer and songwriter, and I always have.
That song will be released at a different time, for a different project. I love you, and think you should check out his stuff because he is truly great. He’s a good kid, its just sometimes a mad city. -LG