Lady Gaga Explains Her Absence from Kendrick Lamar's Album

blame it on Shake October 4, 2012

With the release of good kid, m.A.A.d city less than three weeks away, Lady Gaga took to her website to explain why she won't be appearing on the album.

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 on 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

We're also aware that a snippet to a certain album cut leaked today but out of respect for K. Dot we will not be sharing it. Do yourself a favor and wait for that October 22nd release date to take it all in at the same time.

  • NYdreams

    while i know.. most the dopehouse is happy as hell she wont be on the kinda disappointed because i wanted to hear just how creative kendrick could be... .niggas said no to gunplay and gucci and both songs turned out great while gunplay doing his thing on that cartoons and cereal ... so i had no doubt that this would be a good song..

    but that kendrick album leaked ?? i mean its only the 4th

  • FatBoySlim

    ^No son a cut from the album leaked but not today that shit has been out about a week now "Poetic Justice" & "Money Treez"

  • that truth

    interscope so mad at his engineers right now. but if theyre releasing the album without a gaga feature, theyve already gave up on promoting him to the masses outside the web. keep that tde dick in your mouths though

  • Tto

    We’re also aware that a snippet to a certain album cut leaked today but out of respect for K. Dot we will not be sharing it.



  • Mandingo

    Is it just me or does Lady Gaga look kinda hot in that pic? Those two leaked songs are just snippets like 25 secs each.

  • StayTrue

    @Mandingo No its just you

  • Fred

    so basically... Lady Gaga has more artistic integrity than Kendrick's camp...
    well damn

  • marty mcfly

    What was Kendrick asking her to do? Sing about selling dope and bustin guns? and if she wasn't willing to do it then why not just make a different song? Never woulda though Gaga would turn the feature down due to artistic integrity but its no bigge. Sometimes features just dont make sense creatively at certain times but all Kendrick had to do was just make changes to the song or make a new song.

  • thatrealshit

    there are snippetts of money treez, poetic justice, and dont kill my vibe floatin around. plus the unofficial leak of the art of peer pressure...they all sound like fuckin fire too

  • DC

    Gotta cosign every word that NYdreams said, Im not the biggest LG fan but I was REALLY looking forward to hearing how this collab would sound.

  • Mandingo

    Come on she looks quite sexy in this pic this could be one those FB pics that chicks use to fool niggas into thinking they look better than what they really do.

  • koke

    We’re also aware that a snippet to a certain album cut leaked today but out of respect for K. Dot we will not be sharing it.

    LOL this site can't be more on Kendrick Lamar's dick. You faggots release other rappers snippets smh. Personally I'll be buying the album but smh you can't release anything? Most people will hear it anyway.

  • Payn3

    Gaga, he just wanted you to sing a couple bars for a hook, not paint the sistine chapel. Get over yourself, madonna.

  • Ignorant Genius

    Y'all seem to not realize the fact that the records were already created.. laid down and all of that. She's just not down for what K Dot's team was trying to do in post-production... least that's how I took it

  • Ignorant Genius

    And for the record, if I recall correctly, it was originally Gaga's song anyway... She gave it to Kendrick

  • diane keaton

    Lady gaga is actually a bitch? as in a ho? thought she was a tranny.
    forget this woman

  • Wordup323

    TDE took Gaga off the song, she didn't fit, had dumb ideas. She didn't ask to get taken off, TDE took her off


    Y'all step it up.
    all the tracks snippets besides bonus have leaked.
    And this is some AOTY shit. Boy's made Nas's shit look average and that ain't no diss to nas, Kendrick's just got game changing shit that almost nobody in rap is capable of anymore.

    It makes Section 80 look weak. It murders Lupe's album to death.

    Shit man yo favorite rapper he dead.


  • renegades of cante’s

    No, it's not because lady gaga is more artistically talented than kendrick lamar camp.(in which you are a complete idiot if that thought even entered your mind) the record they did, did not fit the sound of his album. He said it himself, so I am assuming he wanted to make changes (instrumental) to the track so it would not sound out of place with the rest of the album.

    For you Lady Gaga followers Kendrick's albums are whole in sound, not a collection of singles which Im guess her albums are like. But Im glad not to see this track on the album either way.

  • thatrealshit

    snippetts leaked and this album is gonna be crazzzyyy good. somethin we havent seen creativity-wise in a long time. backseat freestyle, poetic justice, and m.a.a.d city are gonna bang for a long time along with a lot of other tracks, shit sounds mint

  • marty mcfly

    @VOOSHA, IMO I dont think there's too many albums like F&L2 either. If Kendrick's album is better then cool that just means people got more dope music so that would be a good thing but in totality.

    Strange Fruition
    Around My Way
    Audubon Ballroom
    Form Follows Function
    Unforgivable Youth
    Hood Now

    Is some of the best material ive heard thus far this year. Now these type of songs are definitely not mad for the purpose of entertainment in terms of commercial hip hop so that in itself is game changing material. The reason you wont hear much about it is because it came from Lupe, he's been around for years and people aren't wowed by him anymore cause the thrill of being the new guy is gone still though... Just saying

  • marty mcfly

    And yeah Poetic Justice is gonna be dope and it must kill some of you that Drake is on it but hey, he was one of the first to take Kendrick out on a major tour so it makes sense.

  • I've never heard a Lady gaga song but I thoroughly respect what she said in that response

  • asdfasf

    good kid mad city better not be another cruel summer. it has competition. give me my flowers, hngry, f&L2, this generation, and thats just the few albums that have come in the past few weeks.
    i don't wanna get my hopes too high, because i'd rather be surprised with an amazing album

  • Rob HM

    'Compromise Musically' is a bit rich coming from a top 40 pop artist. Glad she isn't going to be distracting from Kendrick's talent on the album.

  • Y’all step it up.
    all the tracks snippets besides bonus have leaked.
    And this is some AOTY shit. Boy’s made Nas’s shit look average and that ain’t no diss to nas, Kendrick’s just got game changing shit that almost nobody in rap is capable of anymore.
    It makes Section 80 look weak. It murders Lupe’s album to death.
    Shit man yo favorite rapper he dead.
    VOOSHA said this on October 4th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    NIGGA!!!! Did we listen to the same snippets? o_0 Yes, there's plenty dope sounding songs on that shit & I'm hype for all 'cept a few. Hint: The beats that sound like they could be Rozay's, 2 Chainz, et. al.

    Now here's the prob I have with what you said, based on 29 SECOND SNIPPETS... SMH!!!

    "And this is some AOTY shit."
    "Boy’s made Nas’s shit look average"
    "Kendrick’s just got game changing shit that almost nobody in rap is capable of anymore."
    "It makes Section 80 look weak."
    "It murders Lupe’s album to death."
    "Shit man yo favorite rapper he dead."

    You deduced all of that? From FUCKING snippets? FOH fam! Let that shit come out, give it constant burn for about a month then come back say end of November? Y'all niggas can't be serious throwing wild statements 'bout an album that hasn't come out.

    In my opinion, this album is gonna sound like shit we've heard before. A lot of the beats are mainstream rap sounding. Dope album, probably. Game changing? Now you know that's a lie!

    Money Trees x Poetic Justice x Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst >>>>>>>>>

  • Anyone looking to peep the snippets, Google "good kid maad city snippets kanyetothe". Enjoy!

  • boston

    Good!!!...... Shes wack anyways!

  • wow

    wow snippets are disappointing

  • Gengar

    It seems like this was just a publicity stunt to try and gas up his record more BUT if TDE took her off that's dope too cuz she needs to stick to wearing meat suits and stop tainting Kendricks music to look "underground"

  • j

    LOOOL hold up why this bitch gaga lying for??? if the records are done and are still gonna come out on a future project then whats this shit about compromise?? she aint making any sense. she did the records they just aint coming out yet at no point did she have a creative difference STFU bitch.

  • who cares

    Hell yes!!!!!! There is a god!

  • Camo

    Lady Gaga thinks she is a big deal. Too bad cuz a Gaga track could open up a big market that he will struggle to/ never reach. It better be a nasty song when it does drop.

    PS You have something at the back of your throat....It's Kendricks dick.

  • Trill O’Reilly

    SMH @ You Kendrick Lamar dickriders. If the roles were reversed and Kendrick was the one that decided not to release a song with Gaga for "creative reasons" you'd all be dickriding him for his decision. Oh, and GKMC will flop.

  • SirAnomaly

    If only this would have happened to Drake too.....

  • LupeX

    U selfish muthafuckers, it's all about U right? Me! Me! Me! Me! waaahn waaaaahn *cry baby* So u want Kendrick to only sell 40000 records? Then he's really gon sellout & go pop! U ppl make me mad ... this nigga gave U 2 free classic albums of raw dope! Free Kendrick Lamar, dang!