When Good Kid M.A.A.D city was released late in 2012, the internet was abuzz about the fact that the highly anticipated collaboration between Kendrick and Lady Gaga had been scrapped due to “creative differences:”
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. -LG
years later though, (and after Gaga had released her part of the track into an interlude) it would seem that a full demo version of the track has leaked onto the internet and at the very least, it certainly sounds like it came from the album. While its true Gaga’s delivery in this version falls flat with regard to energy, the rest of the track is pretty dope! It’s a bit surprising it took this long to surface.
Kendrick Lamar – Partynauseous ft. Lady Gaga
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