In the wake of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly six-part documentary, Lady Gaga clearly has some regrets about working with the R&B celebrity again in 2013.
On Wednesday (January 9), the pop queen posted a prolonged Instagram submit, explaining her choice to tug their collaborative single “Do What U Want (With My Body)” from digital platforms..centered-ad #div-gposition: relative; margin-bottom: 16px; } #div-gpx; place: absolute; } .article-advertisement.article-body.article-news .article-advertisement.article-body.article-news p
Gaga additionally provided an apology to all of Kelly’s alleged victims and defined she was going via a “darkish” interval on the time of their collaboration. Throughout her assertion, Gaga is candid in regards to the sexual abuse she skilled and admits she was nonetheless processing the trauma of the assault when she wrote the tune.
“I stand behind these ladies 1000%, consider them, know they're struggling and in ache, and feeling strongly that their voices needs to be heard and brought significantly,” she wrote. “What I'm listening to in regards to the allegations in opposition to R Kelly is completely horrifying and indefensible.
“As a sufferer of sexual assault myself, I made each the tune and video at a darkish time in my life, my intention was to created one thing extraordinarily defiant and provocative as a result of I used to be indignant and nonetheless hadn’t processed the trauma that occurred in my very own life.”
As a results of the quite a few allegations in opposition to Kelly, Gaga has determined to take away “Do What U Want (With My Body)” from iTunes and different streaming platforms. She additionally guarantees by no means to 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 continued. “I’m sorry, each for my poor judgement after I was younger, and for not talking out sooner.”
The monitor, which comes from Gaga’s Artpop album, is presently absent from the iTunes tracklisting and doesn’t come up in searches. However, it’s nonetheless accessible on Spotify and TIDAL as of Thursday (January 10).