Published Oct 04, 2012After many delays, Kendrick Lamar is finally set to release his new album good kid, m.A.A.d. city on October 22 via Aftermath/Interscope. That's great news for many, but those hoping to hear the much-publicized Lady Gaga collaboration will be disappointed.
Posting on her Little Monsters site, the unpredictable pop princess revealed that the song, which is called "Partynauseous," didn't make it onto the album because she wasn't pleased with the way Lamar's management was handling the music.
Here's her unedited statement in its entirety:
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.
So there you have it — Lady Gaga will not appear on Lamar's new album. With guests like Dr. Dre, Drake and Jay Rock, alongside production from Hit-Boy, T-Minus and Just Blaze, however, we're guessing most of you won't mind too much.