A source has come forward to Page Six bearing the horrible, horrible details of Lady Gaga's scrapped "Do What U Want" video, which features alleged child rapist R. Kelly and was shot by alleged sexual predator Terry Richardson. How did this video even come into being?
According to the source, Kelly plays a doctor in the video, and Gaga plays his patient. This apparently happens: "Gaga asks Kelly, 'Will I ever be able to walk again?' The singer replies, 'Yes, if you let me do whatever I want with your body.' The not-so-good doctor then adds, 'I'm putting you under, and when you wake up, you're going to be pregnant.'" ARE. YOU. KIDDING. ME.
The video was apparently shot in September of last year, and it was meant to be released in December. In January, Gaga posted an angry message on her website saying that the video release had been delayed by former employees who "betrayed" her by "gravely mismanaging" her "time and health."
The original release date would have coincided with an extensive Village Voice interview with Jim DeRogatis that chronicled of "stomach-churning" sexual assault allegations against R. Kelly, who faced dozens of lawsuits for raping several underage girls in the 90s. It would also have come a few months before the Terry Richardson backlash became extremely fervent as more models came forward with stories of being coerced into sexual acts on set at photo shoots with him.