The Terry Richardson-directed video was shot in September and was expected to debut in December. But in January, Gaga posted a message on her website blaming the delay on time constraints and “those who have betrayed me.”
The New York Post now reports that Gaga feared backlash for the raunchy clip since both her co-star and director were involved in sexual scandals. In December, R. Kelly was facing more heat after the Village Voice wrote about his “stomach-churning” sexual-assault suits, while Richardson faced allegations of sexual harassment.
A source tells Page Six, “Gaga had a video directed by an alleged sexual predator, starring another sexual predator. With the theme, ‘I’m going to do whatever I want with your body’? It was literally an ad for rape.”
In the racy 30-second clip, obtained by TMZ, R. Kelly plays doctor and Gaga is his patient.
“How does that feel?” he asks as he touches her under the white sheets. “Sounds like that medicine is starting to kick in.”
A party then breaks out in the hospital room, while scantily-clad nurses dance all over the bed.
A naked Gaga rolls around in newspaper while Richardson snaps photos of her in front of a wall of tabloids.
Watch a snippet of the scandalous video that Gaga didn’t want you to see.