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.