Lady Gaga's video for "Do What U Want" has been canned amid a firestorm of controversy over director Terry Richardson allegedly sexually assaulting models.
The "Do What U Want" music video was officially nixed due to the catch-all time constraints and scheduling conflicts, but that's not the whole story.
Gaga was apparently in the dark over claims that Richardson sexually assaulted or harassed models, saying he will get them photo shoots if they f--k him etc.
The New York Post says the allegations of several models against the director/photographer rattled Gaga's camp and torpedoed the music video.
Of course, her co-star on the track, and video, is accused child molester R. Kelly. Hard to believe she didn't know about his interesting legal history.
In any case, the video (above) featured Richardson directing and R. Kelly playing doctor, reaching under a sheet and making his patient, Gaga, moan.
"Sounds like that medicine's starting to kick in," the world's seediest physician says as the singer passes out and the party on top of her gets underway.
"Do What U Want" with her body, indeed.
Terry Richardson also appears on camera at one point, snapping hot photos of Lady Gaga nude as she writhes in newspapers and touches herself.
Art imitating life, you could say.
Richardson denies doing anything inappropriate with models, and also denies having sex with Lindsay Lohan, one of his frequent celebrity muses.
Probably not the worst move by Gaga to neg this project, given the nature of the song, the video and the claims made against the gruesome twosome.