Lady Gaga and Will.i.am were spotted leaving a Los Angeles restaurant on Tuesday evening, November 21, both clutching large folders. The duo, accompanied by Lady Gaga’s boyfriend, Michael Polansky, and a mysterious woman, spent a reported four hours in deep conversation, leaving fans buzzing with speculation about a potential collaboration.
Pop Crave’s coverage of the event on X ignited a thread of speculation among fans, with reactions varying from excitement to skepticism. Some eagerly anticipated Lady Gaga’s return, expressing sentiments like “2010 HITS ARE BACK” and “MOTHER is coming back soon,” while others voiced reservations about a collaboration with the Black Eyed Peas member, tweeting, “Please god no” and “someone needs to stop her before it’s too late.”
Should this collaboration come to fruition, it would mark the first joint effort since their co-write on ‘Fashion!,’ a track from Lady Gaga’s 2013 album, ‘Artpop.’ Reflecting on their past collaboration, Lady Gaga noted, “It just felt really good, and we worked on it for a while together…we really spent a lot of time editing it until it was just right.”
Despite the mixed reactions from fans, Lady Gaga has maintained a busy schedule since her last solo album, ‘Chromatica’ in 2020. Her most recent feature on the Rolling Stones’ ‘Hackney Diamonds’ album, specifically on the track ‘Sweet Sounds of Heaven’ alongside Stevie Wonder, garnered praise from Mick Jagger, who commended her as a “really great singer.”
The multi-talented artist also concluded her ‘Jazz & Piano’ residency in Las Vegas, following the passing of jazz legend Tony Bennett. Lady Gaga’s touching tribute on Instagram described Bennett as her “real true friend,” expressing deep sadness at the loss.
Meanwhile, Will.i.am has been making waves with his recent collaboration with Britney Spears on the single ‘Mind Your Business.’ Serving as the latest preview of his upcoming fifth solo album, this marks their first joint effort in a decade. The track follows Spears’ collaboration with Elton John on ‘Hold Me Closer’ and is a significant milestone post her conservatorship.