Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album Chromatica features an eagerly awaited collaboration with Ariana Grande that is sure to please fans of both pop stars — however Gaga said the process of making the song wasn’t easy.
In an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, she said she at first pulled away from Grande while working together on “Rain on Me.”
“I was still crying when she came into the studio. What’s more, she resembled, ‘You will be OK. Call me; here’s my number,'” Gaga said. “What’s more, she was so persistent. She would attempt again and again to be friends with me.
What’s more, I was too ashamed to even think about hanging out with her because I would not like to project the entirety of this pessimism onto something that was mending thus lovely. Furthermore, in the long run she called me on my s—t. She was, ‘You’re covering up.’ And I was… and afterward this friendship blossomed.”
She also revealed to Lowe that fans will see Grande do things she’s never done in the video for the song and that their work together was a real partnership.
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“I said to her, “alright, presently everything that you care about while you sing, I need you to overlook it and just sing. What’s more, coincidentally, while you’re doing that, I’m going to dance in front of you,” Gaga said.
“What’s more, she resembled, ‘Goodness my God. Gracious my God, I can’t, I can’t. I don’t know. Goodness my God. Alright, OK.’ And then I did it and she sang, and she started to get things done with her voice that was different. Also, it was the joy of two artists going.
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