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Lady Gaga's NSFW 'Do What U Want' Video Clip Surfaces Online

A source has denied speculation that it was scrapped due to controversial photographer Terry Richardson's attachment to the video

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June 19, 2014 1:00 PM ET

An explicit, 30-second clip of the video for "Do What U Want," Lady Gaga's Artpop duet with R. Kelly, has surfaced online via TMZ. Last year, photographer Terry Richardson, who shot Miley Cyrus's nudity-saturated "Wrecking Ball" clip, masterminded the video – the making of which was documented in a BitTorrent Bundle – but the video never came out. In January, Gaga said it was delayed due to a lack of planning because she had only a week to work on it.

TMZ alleges that the video was scrapped due to R. Kelly's past legal troubles with child pornography, for which he was acquitted and posits, citing speculation from the New York Post, that it may have been canceled due to controversies surrounding Richardson's alleged treatment of his models. But a source tells Rolling Stone that there's no connection between Richardson's recent allegations and the clip coming down and referred to Gaga's original missive from January.

Representatives for Kelly and Richardson were not immediately available for comment.

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The half-minute look at the video shows a bold R. Kelly examining Gaga like a doctor, asking her, "How does that feel?" After she falls asleep on the table, a room full of women in Halloween sexy nurse costumes dance around and one humps Gaga. Another shot shows Gaga nude on a giant newspaper with news headlines on the wall behind her that read, "Lady Gaga Bares All" and "Lady Gaga Is Over." It's not a continuous clip and one excerpt shows Gaga trying to get up from the table, feebly dancing, with her breast blurred, while another shows Richardson filming her in the newspaper room. By the end of it, she's humping the newspaper.

The Post claims that the video is a riff on Gaga's hip surgery last year and quotes, via an unnamed source, more dialogue from the video. "Will I ever be able to walk again?" Gaga asks Kelly. "Yes, if you let me do whatever I want with your body," he says. The Post also claims he adds, "I'm putting you under, and when you wake up, you're going to be pregnant."

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