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 put up, explaining her resolution 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 way of a “darkish” interval on the time of their collaboration. Throughout her assertion, Gaga is candid concerning the sexual abuse she skilled and admits she was nonetheless processing the trauma of the assault when she wrote the music.
“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 concerning the allegations in opposition to R Kelly is completely horrifying and indefensible.
“As a sufferer of sexual assault myself, I made each the music 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 offended 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 music 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 once I was younger, and for not talking out sooner.”
The monitor, which comes from Gaga’s Artpop album, is at the moment absent from the iTunes tracklisting and doesn’t come up in searches. However, it’s nonetheless obtainable on Spotify and TIDAL as of Thursday (January 10).