Pop superstar Lady Gaga has apologized to fans for the delayed release of her Do What U Want video, alleging she was only given a week to put the last-minute shoot together.
The singer released the R. Kelly collaboration in October (13) but has yet to unveil a promo to accompany the song, and she has now reached out to her supporters and explained why they have yet to see the video.
Gaga claims she was given just days to plan the shoot, and insists she has been unable to fully control matters since her hip surgery last year (13).
In a post on her Littlemonsters.com website, she writes, "It (the Do What U Want video) is late because, just like with the Applause video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it. It is very devastating for someone like me... All my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored... I am very grateful to the photographers and designers who have always stood by me to make sure my fans are never aware of the things that happen behind the scenes, but unfortunately after my surgery I was too sick, too tired, and too sad to control the damage on my own. My label was not aware that this was going on."
However, Gaga insists she is getting herself back on track now following the release of her last album ARTPOP, adding, "The next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning. Because those who did not care about ARTPOP's success are now gone, and the dreams I have been planning can now come to fruition... Let me be for you the Goddess that I know I truly am, let me show you the visions that have been in my mind for two years. I love you. Forgive me monsters (fans). Forgive me ARTPOP. You are my whole world."