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Lady Gaga Discusses Her Oscar Nomination & How It Helps Rape Survivors

Lady Gaga Discusses Her Oscar Nomination & How It Helps Rape Survivors

Lady Gaga is commenting on her 2016 Oscar nomination for Best Original Song with Diane Warren, saying that the nomination is “not about me at all.”

“Everyone says, ‘Oh, an Oscar nomination.’ It’s not about that for me at all,” the 29-year-old entertainer told Deadline. “Of course, it’s cool. The Oscars nominated this issue by nominating this song. Now the issue has the media talking about it, hopefully in a way I believe it deserves to be talked about. We can reach more people. When an organization like The Academy that believes in talent says ‘We care about you.’ That means that message is not just sent to me and Diane, but to people that hear the song and who went through something like this.”

The song, “Till It Happens to You,” is from the documentary The Hunting Ground, which deals with campus rape.

“Working on this with Diane has helped me relive all of this in a bad way at first. It’s healing, but it’s like a wound that has to crack and be messed up before it heals. I would never have done this without Diane. I would never be able to face it by myself and sing somebody else’s song. It had to be something that I believed in to my core,” Gaga continued about the issue at hand.

Both Lady Gaga and Diane have been victims of sexual violence. The 2016 Oscars air this Sunday.

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  • DEADP00L

    Oh we’re not mentioning Kesha now are we? Yeah we wouldn’t want people to start asking questions about Lady Gaga’s claims after THAT case.

  • Arx

    Ugh, i really wish she wound just sing. I think she’s so talented but she’s so needy for attention and acceptance its unbearable. She’s obviously gonna win the oscar (which is great) but I think its so weird how she gets nominated when she starts dressing conservatively and hiding who she really is. I guess the way you dress is more important than expressing who you truly are.

  • xyz

    So talented? What did u snort?

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