Kendrick Lamar’s official tracklist dropped last week, and that Lady Gaga collaboration that had blogs on fire was nowhere to be seen. Today she jumped on her fan site to give some clarity to the situation. It’s nothing against K.Dot — in fact, it was management friction. See her full statement below.
I apologize to the fans that this situation with Partynausous 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