As a longtime R.Kelly fan when I heard him on Lady Gaga’s new song “Do What U Want” I freaked out! To celebrate the release of ARTPOP and R.Kelly back on Top 40 radio, let’s put R in the spotlight for Throwback Thursday! Usher, Ne-Yo step aside for the R&B King!
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and flirting with R. Kelly during my time in Chicago so that song is one of my FAVS!
And this is one of the greatest songs ever recorded. Notice Adele in the background during this live performance of “I Believe I Can Fly.”
Lady Gaga is hosting and performing on SNL this weekend. I’m hoping R. Kelly shows up to perform “Do What U Want” with her! So how did it come to be that R.Kelly would even end up on a Lady Gaga song?! MTV news got the scoop from the tracks producer, DJ White Shadow, who broke down how the Kelly/Gaga duet happened.
“When she started singing the song, we were on a bus in Europe and I was like, instantly, ‘This is my favorite song. It’s never going to stop that this is my favorite song on the whole record.’ We had gone over the idea [of a collaboration] … and I was like ‘You know what would be awesome? R. Kelly.’ And she was like ‘Sure, let’s do it.’ “