Lady GaGa reckons her and R.Kelly are like ''Bonnie and Clyde.''

The 'Applause' hitmaker, who recently collaborated with the R&B star on the song 'Do What U Want', spent a lot of time with the singer and said they have a lot in common.

She told Canadian radio station Z103.5: ''I wrote this song to a groove and then we started to make the record better.

''I was down with it but was like, 'Oh man, but it would be so good if R.Kelly was on it'.

''And everyone said, 'But it's good Gaga', but I was like 'If R.Kelly was on it then I would know if it's was really good'.

''I didn't even know if he'd wanna sing on it but I just wanted him to hear it and thumbs up or down to me on the record.

''And he loved it and he wanted to sing on it, we spent so much time together and filmed the video. He's so amazing and so talented.''

The 27-year-old star said when they are together there's ''no holding back'' and said they're like Bonnie and Clyde.

They proved how close they are during a sizzling performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday (24.11.13), when Gaga played a sexy secretary to R.Kelly's cigar-smoking president.

She said: ''We share something in common with the song because we both of us have people who write really untrue things about us that sort of plagues our careers.

''We have to walk forward withstanding all of this noise, there's a sense of protection between the two of us.

''We are both purely people who love to sing and write songs and it comes from a really genuine place.''