Lady Gaga Replaces R. Kelly With Christina Aguilera In "Do What You Want" Track & We Think We Know Why
So who is better than R. Kelly? Aside from, well, everyone? Christina Aguilera is! And so it is that Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera have teamed up for a new studio single of "Do What You Want." Maybe this means Gaga will fire Kelly? Probably not, but a girl can dream.
Gaga and Aguilera first performed the song during the season finale of The Voice as a surprise to fans, with the pair dressed as some sort of fabulous '70s space aliens. The song appears on Gaga's album ARTPOP, on which she is paired with Kelly.
There's been a whole bunch of backlash against Gaga's work with Kelly recently, though — something about those pesky more than a dozen girls R. Kelly's been accused of raping. Gaga hasn't spoken out about any of this, but we wouldn't be all that surprised if the controversy has fueled Gaga's desire to move the single at least a little ways further away from him.
And now we've got a studio version. Gaga tweeted it out with a celebration of its "pink champagne, gold lame, hair, and fearlessness." You can watch The Voice performance and listen to the studio version below.
Now if only we could replace Terry Richardson...