In the wake of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly six-part documentary, Lady Gaga clearly has some regrets about working with the R&B famous person again in 2013.
On Wednesday (January 9), the pop queen posted a prolonged Instagram put up, explaining her determination to tug their collaborative single “Do What U Want (With My Body)” from digital platforms.
Gaga additionally provided an apology to all of Kelly’s alleged victims and defined she was going by means of a “dark” 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 women 1000%, believe them, know they are suffering and in pain, and feeling strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously,” she wrote. “What I’m listening to in regards to the allegations in opposition to R Kelly is completely horrifying and indefensible.
“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 created something extremely defiant and provocative because I was angry and still hadn’t processed the trauma that occurred in my 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 remove this song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again,” she continued. “I’m sorry, both for my poor judgement when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner.”
The observe, which comes from Gaga’s Artpop album, is at present absent from the iTunes tracklisting and doesn’t come up in searches. However, it’s nonetheless out there on Spotify and TIDAL as of Thursday (January 10).