Shortly after Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga made their friendship public, it was announced that Lady Gaga was to appear on Kendrick‘s debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city. Unfortunately things happen, and upon the release of the tracklist, Gaga was no where to be found. In her words, here’s why:
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
Creative difference, eh? Hmmm….