Lady Gaga has done a good job of previewing her new album ARTPOP all on her own, releasing multiple tracks including “Applause,” “Venus,” “Aura,” “Dope” and the R. Kelly-assisted “Do What U Want,” in the days before its Nov. 12 release. Now she’s enlisted iTunes to give fans an official first listen of her latest album.
For the follow-up to Gaga told Phoenix radio station Live 101.5 (a Radio.com station) that she’s doing a lot of “genre-tripping” with rap guest stars like Twista and T.I. and Too $hort. Though she did tell the station she was sad Kendrick Lamar didn’t make the cut.
“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.
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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.”