Lady Gaga is breaking her silence following the R. Kelly abuse scandal.
In a lengthy statement on Twitter, the pop superstar apologized for working with the R&B singer and said she plans to remove their 2013 collaboration “Do What U Want (With My Body)” from streaming services.
“As a victim of sexual assault myself, I made both the song and the 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,” said Gaga, who called the allegations “absolutely horrifying and indefensible.”
“The song is called ‘Do What U Want (With My Body),’ I think it’s clear how explicitly twisted my thinking was at the time,” she continued.
Lady Gaga Denounces R Kelly , Vows To Remove Duet From Streaming Services
I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault: pic.twitter.com/67sz4WpV3i— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 10, 2019