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Lady Gaga Releases New Single with R. Kelly; Responds to Haters on Twitter

Image courtesy of Interscope Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Interscope Records (via ABC News Radio)

Lady Gaga's latest track from ARTPOP , "Do What U Want," is now available on iTunes. It's a collaboration with R&B star R. Kelly , and it's also raised a lot of eyebrows with the single's cover art, which shows a woman's mostly-exposed butt -- presumably Gaga's -- in a floral thong.

The lyrics of the R&B-flavored song state, "Write what you want/Say what you want about me/If you're wondering/Know that I'm not sorry."  The chorus adds, "You can't have my heart/And you won't use my mind but/Do what you want (with my body)/You can’t stop my voice 'cause you don't own my life but/Do what you want (with my body)."  Gaga seems to be saying that no matter what people say about her, she has no regrets and they won't be able to make her stop speaking out.

Gaga addressed this issue over the weekend as well, taking to Twitter to respond to some of the most frequent criticisms against her.  In a series of tweets, she repeated critical statements which she's heard over and over again, occasionally illustrating them with a photo or video, and then responded to each one, often using the lyrics of "Do What U Want."  For example:

Criticism : "LADY GAGA IS ON DRUGS! HER CAREER IS OVER! (been an addict for 10 years)
Gaga's response : #WriteWhatUWant My recovery is a daily battle

Criticism : "MADONNA HATES GAGA SHES OVER"
Gaga's response : i dont need anybodys permission to be remebered. I will be. Whether they like it or not

Criticism : "LADY GAGA IS A REDUCTIVE MADONNA COPY! SHE'S OVER NOW!"
Gaga's response : #WriteWhatUWant #SayWhatUWantBoutMe #ImNotSorry

Criticism : "GOD HATES LADY GAGA!"
Gaga's response :  #YouCantHaveMyHeart ill always fight for equality, got my own relationship with God

Criticism : "APPLAUSE didn't DEBUT AT #1! KATY [PERRY] IS BETTER THAN HER!"
Gaga's response :  #UWontUseMyMind I write for the music not the charts  

Criticism : "LADY GAGA IS FAT NOW!"
Gaga's response: #DoWhatUWantWithMyBody

Criticism : "LADY GAGA IS A HERMAPHRODITE!"
Gaga's response :  #DoWhatUWantWithMyBody

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