Lady Gaga is breaking her silence following the R. Kelly abuse scandal.
In a prolonged assertion on Twitter, the pop celebrity apologized for working with the R&B singer and stated she plans to take away their 2013 collaboration “Do What U Want (With My Body)” from streaming companies.
“As a sufferer of sexual assault myself, I made each the tune and the video at a darkish time in my life, my intention was to create one thing extraordinarily defiant and provocative as a result of I used to be offended and nonetheless hadn’t processed the trauma that had occurred in my very own life,” stated Gaga, who known as the allegations “completely horrifying and indefensible.”
“The tune is named ‘Do What U Want (With My Body),’ I feel it’s clear how explicitly twisted my considering was on the time,” she continued.
Gaga’s assertion arrives after she confronted strain on social media to sentence Kelly, who was the topic of Lifetime’s six-part documentary sequence “Surviving R. Kelly,” which chronicles over 20 years of the singer’s alleged sexual abuse and misconduct.
“Do What U Want” was launched after Kelly stood trial in Chicago on youngster pornography costs a number of years earlier. He was acquitted.
Gaga, who carried out her sexually provocative duet with Kelly on “Saturday Night Live” and the American Music Awards on the time, vowed to not work with Kelly once more. “I intend to take away this tune off of iTunes and different streaming platforms and won't be working with him once more,” she stated. “I’m sorry, each for my poor judgment after I was younger, and for not talking out sooner.”
During an interview on SiriusXM, “Surviving R. Kelly” producer Dream Hampton stated she wished she might have spoken to Gaga for the docuseries. “I needed to understand how Lady Gaga might be on ‘SNL’ with him as somebody who advocates for home abuse survivors and was, , had this ridiculous efficiency with him on ‘SNL,'” stated Hampton.
Since the premiere, many artists have publicly denounced Kelly, however Gaga was not amongst them. In 2014, the pop star revealed that she was a survivor of sexual assault and a supporter of the #MeToo and Time’s Up actions.
“I can’t return, however I can go ahead and proceed to assist ladies, males, and other people of all sexual identities, and of all races, who're victims of sexual assault,” she wrote in her assertion. “Til it occurs to you, you don’t know the way it feels. But I do understand how I really feel now.”