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Among many celebs speaking out on R.Kelly, Lady Gaga is finally taking a stance. Gaga has been a voice for sexual assault victims and has spoken about her own experiences she endured when she was 19 years old, so it is clear this was a subject very personal to her.
Back in 2013 Gaga collaborated with R.Kelly on ” Do What U Want (With My Body)” which she addressed on social media today on a lengthy post “As a victim of sexual assault myself, I made both the song and video at a dark time in my life, my intention was to create something extremely defiant and provocative because I was angry and still hadn’t processed the trauma that had occurred in my own life,”
She goes on to explain “I can’t go back, but I can go forward and continue to support women, men and people of all sexual identities, and of all races, who are victims of sexual assault.”
In regards to getting the track removed from streaming platforms, she states “I intend to remove the song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again. I’m sorry, both for my poor judgment when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner. I love you.”
Read the full post below:
I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault: pic.twitter.com/67sz4WpV3i
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 10, 2019