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 publish, 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 “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 girls 1000%, consider them, know they’re struggling and in ache, and feeling strongly that their voices must be heard and brought critically,” she wrote. “What I’m listening to concerning the allegations towards R Kelly is totally 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 towards 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 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 out there on Spotify and TIDAL as of Thursday (January 10).