Lady Gaga knows all about the spotlight. In a recent interview with Phoenix radio station Live 101.5 (a Radio.com station), she talked of working with R. Kelly and why some of her recent rap collabs haven’t seen the light of day. But when asked about her thoughts on Miley Cyrus‘ evolution as an artist, she had nothing to say.
“I don’t know. I don’t really have an opinion about it,” she said. “I don’t really pay attention to that stuff. I’ve been into the studio for a month straight.”
So what’s Gaga’s career advice for the young singer?
“She should just do what she wants. I’m nobody’s f***in’ mother. I think you should call somebody else [for advice]. I’m not the right person to ask about this sort of thing.”
One thing she’d like to talk about in great detail are the collabs on her forthcoming album ARTPOP.
“Can you believe that R. Kelly is on my album? He sounds so amazing and the song is so great,” Gaga said. “It’s an R&B record. I did a lot of genre tripping on this album.”
I REPEAT R KELLY IS ON ARTPOP. AND HE SOUNDS INCREDIBLE—
Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 15, 2013
A snippet of “Do What U Want” featuring R. Kelly cane be heard in a new Best Buy/Beats by Dr. Dre commercial, below. As Gaga confirmed to another Radio.com station — Chicago’s B96 — “Do What U Want” will be released to iTunes this Tuesday (October 22), ahead of ARTPOP‘s release.
While both Gaga and R. Kelly’s albums were due to drop on November 11, Kelly has just pushed back the date of Black Panties. According to Rolling Stone, the singer’s 12th studio album will arrive December 10 via RCA Records due to some last minute tweaks in the mastering process.
As far as Gaga and Kendrick Lamar‘s past collaborations, Gaga told the station even she doesn’t know when or if they will ever be released.
“Kendrick and I did do some great stuff together,” she said. “I can’t explain to you why my rap collaborations just dissipate into thin air. I can tell you that Twista and T.I. and Too $hort, that entire experience making ‘Jewels N’ Drugs’ was super fearless and they were so excited about being a part of the community of my fans and sharing their community of fans with mine. I think that sometimes my fan base and what we represent and the message we spread can sometimes be something that people are afraid of.”