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Lady Gaga Speaks Out Against R. Kelly & Plans to Remove 'Do What U Want' From Streaming Platforms

Lady Gaga Speaks Out Against R. Kelly & Plans to Remove 'Do What U Want' From Streaming Platforms

Lady Gaga is speaking out about working with R. Kelly, who has been back in the headlines following the airing of Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly, which details the sexual abuse allegations against the singer.

The 32-year-old Artpop singer spoke out in a message on social media on Wednesday night (January 9).

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“I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault,” she captioned the note.

In the note, Gaga writes about her song with R. Kelly – “Do What U Want,” featured on Artpop.

“”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 wrote.

“If I could go back and have a talk with my younger self I’d tell her to go through the therapy I have since then, so that I could understand the confused post-traumatic state that I was in – or if therapy was not available to me or anyone in my situation – to seek help, and speak as openly and honestly as possible about we’ve been through. 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,” she added.

“I intend to remove this 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.”

See her full note below.

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  • Cletus Christ

    An insincere but smart gesture. Get ahead of it before somebody brings it up and puts you on blast 😜

  • Cletus Christ

    An insincere but smart gesture. Get ahead of it before somebody brings it up and puts you on blast 😜

  • Cletus Christ

    An insincere but smart gesture. Get ahead of it before somebody brings it up and puts you on blast 😜

  • Cletus Christ

    An insincere but smart gesture. Get ahead of it before somebody brings it up and puts you on blast 😜

  • Cletus Christ

    An insincere but smart gesture. Get ahead of it before somebody brings it up and puts you on blast 😜

  • carlos

    She’s already late, the rumours of R. Kelly being a rapist were long before they made the song, she knew it. She didn’t want to participate on the documentary because it wasn’t good for her image. She’s all about winning prizes. New album= new sickness, new trauma or new whatever it brings attention. Now she acts so she’s saying that acting was her dream. 😴

  • carlos

    She’s already late, the rumours of R. Kelly being a rapist were long before they made the song, she knew it. She didn’t want to participate on the documentary because it wasn’t good for her image. She’s all about winning prizes. New album= new sickness, new trauma or new whatever it brings attention. Now she acts so she’s saying that acting was her dream. 😴

  • carlos

    She’s already late, the rumours of R. Kelly being a rapist were long before they made the song, she knew it. She didn’t want to participate on the documentary because it wasn’t good for her image. She’s all about winning prizes. New album= new sickness, new trauma or new whatever it brings attention. Now she acts so she’s saying that acting was her dream. 😴

  • carlos

    She’s already late, the rumours of R. Kelly being a rapist were long before they made the song, she knew it. She didn’t want to participate on the documentary because it wasn’t good for her image. She’s all about winning prizes. New album= new sickness, new trauma or new whatever it brings attention. Now she acts so she’s saying that acting was her dream. 😴

  • carlos

    She’s already late, the rumours of R. Kelly being a rapist were long before they made the song, she knew it. She didn’t want to participate on the documentary because it wasn’t good for her image. She’s all about winning prizes. New album= new sickness, new trauma or new whatever it brings attention. Now she acts so she’s saying that acting was her dream. 😴

  • JCMovieMan

    She is full of it and so are her fans. She’s only doing it NOW to avoid
    backlash. What about her work with Terry Richardson in early 2016 when
    she was singing “Till It Happens To You”
    http://www.justjared.com/2016/01/08/lady-gagas-her-pup-asia-rock-matching-hats-in-v-mag/

  • JCMovieMan

    She is full of it and so are her fans. She’s only doing it NOW to avoid
    backlash. What about her work with Terry Richardson in early 2016 when
    she was singing “Till It Happens To You”
    http://www.justjared.com/2016/01/08/lady-gagas-her-pup-asia-rock-matching-hats-in-v-mag/

  • JCMovieMan

    She is full of it and so are her fans. She’s only doing it NOW to avoid
    backlash. What about her work with Terry Richardson in early 2016 when
    she was singing “Till It Happens To You”
    http://www.justjared.com/2016/01/08/lady-gagas-her-pup-asia-rock-matching-hats-in-v-mag/

  • JCMovieMan

    She is full of it and so are her fans. She’s only doing it NOW to avoid
    backlash. What about her work with Terry Richardson in early 2016 when
    she was singing “Till It Happens To You”
    http://www.justjared.com/2016/01/08/lady-gagas-her-pup-asia-rock-matching-hats-in-v-mag/

  • JCMovieMan

    She is full of it and so are her fans. She’s only doing it NOW to avoid
    backlash. What about her work with Terry Richardson in early 2016 when
    she was singing “Till It Happens To You”
    http://www.justjared.com/2016/01/08/lady-gagas-her-pup-asia-rock-matching-hats-in-v-mag/

  • mahbelle

    Please don’t give her the Best Actress Oscar. She’s a perpetual victim of EVERYTHING and needs to STFU.

  • music and tastythreads

    Good point, do we have to wait for the terry richardson doc first?

  • HaleyQuinn

    I guess I can thank her for validating everything I ever thought about her. Fake, insincere, just in it for the fame and money. These rumours have been around FOREVER and now she wants to apologize? NEXT!

  • KS_in_TP

    Lol she’s so full of shit!

  • dee

    The thing is it doesnt matter if people think shes full of it or not. she apologized and thats what matters, unlike people like kevin hart who cant fucking be bothered, because theres always an ”Im sorry…. BUUUUUTTTT” with celebrities. They have zero accountability and as long as she says she is accountable for her actions and never works with him again and pulls the song, then you know what…thats good enuff for me! This disgusting man doesnt deserve to get free press like this.