Hear Lady Gaga & Christina Aguilera’s Studio Version of ‘Do What U Want’
By Shannon Carlin
After Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera joined forces on The Voice for a special duet of Mother Monster’s “Do What U Want” the two pop divas decided to hit the studio to record an official version of the ARTPOP track.
This new version, which swaps R. Kelly for Xtina, doesn’t sound much different than the original, but does up the female empowerment. The two women trade verses, letting everyone out there know you can say what you want about them, but they’re the one who are really in charge.
After the two women performed together last month, they put those persistent feud rumors to rest.
“I was really excited because The Voice called and wanted me to perform on the finale and I obviously can’t refuse,” Gaga told E!. “It’s such an amazing show and I said, ‘I’ll do it, but I want to know if Christina will do it with me.’”
While Aguilera said she was flattered by Gaga’s offer to sing together and was happy to finally meet her. “This is the first time we’ve ever met and I have to say, when I heard she wanted to collaborate I said, ‘Of course! Lady Gaga!’ I’ve been waiting to meet her,” she said. “She’s such an innovative artist and a risk taker and as a fellow female, I have so much respect for that.”