Lady Gaga reveals new track is about anti-gay Indonesia protests
Bisexual pop sensation has revealed her 'special gift' for fans after she had to cancel a concert after security fears
Bisexual pop star Lady Gaga has revealed her new track with rapper Kendrick Lamar is about her cancelled tour date in Indonesia.
The ‘Bad Romance’ singer will feature on Lamar’s new song ‘Partynauseous’, and has said the collaboration is about the anti-gay, violent protests in Jakarta.
Gaga tweeted: ‘I wrote ‘PARTYNAUSEOUS’ about Jakarta, and my relationship with that country.
‘Wishing I could ‘get high with the enemy’ and make peace.
‘Once @kendricklamar + I started talking about life + his forward thinking views about love + hip hop the song became something more.’
Gaga was forced to cancel her Born This Way Ball performance at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium on 3 June over security fears.
Several groups including the Islamic Defenders Front threatened violence and branded her as a ‘devil’s messenger’ who only wears a ‘bra and panties’ on stage.
The Jakarta police refused to publicly approve the show, and protesters flaunted posters with the words ‘Lady Gaga. Queen of demon. Lady Gaga. Invite you to hell’.
Fans were devastated when the pop star had to cancel, prompting dozens to create a mock-funeral for the death of freedom of expression.
Indonesian LGBT rights group OurVoice filed a complaint with the Komnas HAM, the national human rights commission, about the cancelling of the concert.
‘This is not just about entertainment but something far more serious than that. This is an indication that we have lost our freedom,’ OurVoice secretary general Hartoyo said.
When she had to cancel, Gaga tweeted: ‘We had to cancel the concert in Indonesia. I’m so very sorry to the fans & just as devastated as you if not more. You are everything to me.
‘I will try to put together something special for you. My love for Indonesia has only grown #GagaSendsLoveToJakarta and all its people.’
Partynauseous will be released on 3 September, and Gaga will release her third studio album ARTPOP in spring 2013.