The track, reportedly entitled ‘Red Flame’, was originally intended to be released on Gaga’s third album ‘ARTPOP’ in 2012, and is an electro rap track heavily dominated by Banks’ rapping. Listen below.
In July 2016, Banks suggested that Gaga had copied her style by naming her album ‘ARTPOP’ three days after Banks had declared “Witch-Hop” to be a legitimate genre.
When ‘Red Flame’ was eventually dropped from the album in 2012, Banks took to Twitter to let Gaga know her thoughts in a series of since-deleted tweets: “Make sure u let them know where u got the title for red flame from. U stole that from the demo I sent u,” was her first angry accusation toward the popstar, before another stated that “this one is free. Next time I’m charging.”
When speaking to Brazilian channel Mix TV earlier in 2012, Banks admitted that she had worked with Gaga, but said that they had worked together “from afar. We worked via email and via Internet.”
Earlier this year, Gaga promised that her next album would have more “clarity” than 2013’s ‘ARTPOP’, pointing to her acting role on American Horror Story as a major influence on the music.
Gaga has been in the studio with producers including RedOne and Mark Ronson in the past twelve months as she works on tracks for the record.