Lady Gaga doesn’t want the world to see the music video for her tune “Do What U Want,” the second single off her album Artpop. According to Gaga, the project doesn’t accurately represent her as an artist.
Unfortunately for Mother Monster, the folks at TMZ released a short clip which featured the singer in various stages of undress. The video, which many folks believe is essentially promoting rape, will likely never see the light of day in any official capacity. This is due to Lady Gaga’s belief that she was completely manipulated by director Terry Richardson.
One person who isn’t buying Gaga’s story is Sky Ferreira. The singer-model doesn’t think Richardson is truly to blame for the fiasco surrounding the aforementioned music video. Since Lady Gaga is a grown woman who is clearly in charge of several aspects of her career, Ferreira doesn’t think the “Poker Face” singer would allow someone to hijack the shoot.
The model recently explained:
“I made a music video with him and I have never felt uncomfortable with Terry & had 99 percent of the creative control. This was before I was ‘famous’. Allegations are one thing but completely blaming the director isn’t fair aka the Lady Gaga video… The media acting as if Terry Richardson manipulated Lady Gaga into making a video about getting touched by R Kelly or whatever is a whole other thing. She is 28 year old woman & fully capable/aware of what she was doing.”
Wisely, Ferreira chose not to weigh in on the sexual harassment claims against Richardson. Her criticisms were with the media and the controversy surrounding Lady Gaga and her infamous music video.
“I am NOT saying the women who have publicly spoken [about Richardson] are at fault or wrong or lying. The media & the f**king peanut gallery/trolls on the internet can paint any picture they want of you. They never have the full details. They can manipulate & project an image/persona that benefits them… There are many reasons & FACTS why I support Terry Richardson that media (basically) refuses to acknowledge.”
Regardless of who’s to blame for the “Do What U Want” music video, Lady Gaga seems determined to keep the finished product out of the hands of her adoring fans. However, this writer believes it’s really only a matter of time before the clip in its entirety appears on the internet.
Do you agree with Sky Ferreira’s thoughts about Lady Gaga and Terry Richardson?
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