Lady Gaga and Rapper Kendrick Lamar Team Up for 'B**** Don't Kill My Vibe' (VIDEO)
The track -- "B**** Don't Kill My Vibe" -- was intended for Lamar's debut studio album, Good Kid, MAAD City, but Gaga was unable to submit her vocals on time for the album's deadline. However, Mother Monster leaked the finished track on Thursday, accompanied by behind-the-scenes footage of Gaga touring Brazil and Colombia.
"When I collaborate with an artist I work solely with them, not with their camps or management," Gaga explained on her site, littlemonsters.com. "It's 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," she added. "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."topped Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with 241,000 copies sold in its first week.
As for Gaga, the pop star reportedly turned down a chance to sing onstage with her constant sparring partner, Madonna. Madge recently told concert goers in Minnesota, "I have the best fans in the world, so take that, Lady Gaga! You know, I invited her onstage to sing with me, but she turned me down. It's OK. I've been rejected before. It builds a little character."