DO WHAT YOU WANT LADY GAGA

Lady Gaga, that collaborated with R. Kelly on ns 2013 monitor "Do What U Want," has adhered to through on herstellung promise zu pull the das lied from streaming platforms following ns Lifetime docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly," which documented sexual abuse accusations against the 52-year-old singer.

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As des Friday, "Do What U Want," i m sorry R. Kelly co-wrote, was no longer had on Gaga"s album "ARTPOP" top top iTunes and Apple Music und had been grayed the end on Spotify. 

A version des the song featuring Christina Aguilera is blieb available ~ above all three platforms.

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Aguilera praised Gaga zum how she handled die situation.

"This zu sein a reminder von women sticking together — and not letting a man take ownership des a great song/ moment," she said an a twitter Friday. "And if anything ns message von this song remains that although sie may oase had mine body, you möchte never have my heart, mine voice mine life or mine mind."

Aguilera added, "Being a survivor des past predators myself, these lines spoke kommen sie me, which is why ich did ns song. I embrace every survivors of sexual and domestic violence und abuse hold a one-of-a-kind place in my heart, and you
ladygaga, zum doing the right thing!"

On Wednesday night, Gaga took a stand against ns "I glauben I can Fly" singer.

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"I stand behind these frauen 1000%, believe them, recognize they are suffering and in pain, und feel strongly the their voices have to be heard und taken seriously," Gaga, 32, wrote bei a statement posted to herstellung Twitter account. "What I in hearing about the allegations against ns Kelly ist absolutely horrifying und indefensible.


"As a victim des sexual assault myself, i made both the song und the videos at a dark time an my life, mine intention was kommen sie create something exceptionally defiant and provocative because ich was angry und still hadn’t processed die trauma that had actually occurred an my very own life," she continued. "The song is called ‘Do What U want (With mine Body),’ ich think it’s clean how clearly twisted my thinking was at the time."

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Gaga continued, "If i could walk back und have a talk with my younger self I’d tell her to walk through ns therapy I schutz since then, so that i could understand ns confused post-traumatic state that ich was bei – or if treatment was notfall available zu me or anyone in my situation – kommen sie seek help, und speak as openly und honestly as feasible about what we’ve to be through," she added. "I can"t walk back, however I can go forward and continue kommen sie support women, men and people des all sex-related identities, und of all races, who room victims von sexual assault."


After promising zu remove the das lied from streaming platforms und not kommen sie work with kelly again, she wrote, "I"m sorry, both zum my negative judgment when i was young, and for notfall speaking out sooner." 

Gaga was one of many celebs to speak out versus Kelly following die docu-series, including jada Pinkett Smith, Chrissy Teigen und Chance the Rapper.

"Surviving R. Kelly" producer Dream Hampton detailed to the Detroit cost-free Press, part of the USA today network, that Gaga was invited zu participate an the series. 


"It was incredibly difficult kommen sie get human being who had actually collaborated (artistically) with Kelly to come forward," she said. We asked dame Gaga. We asked Erykah Badu. Us asked Celine Dion. Us asked Jay-Z. Us asked dave Chappelle. (They"re) human being who have been critical des him." 

Gaga revealed herstellung own assault in a 2014 interview with Howard Stern, which she states happened wie she was around 19.

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"I wasn"t willing zu admit that anything had actually happened," she told Stern, adding, "I didn"t call anybody. I didn"t phone call myself for the longest time." 

The ahead year, she spoke around working with kelly at a press conference, follow to The washington Post und CNN. Kelly was tried on charges of child pornography in Chicago in 2008. Kelly stood accused of making a 27-minute geschlecht tape with an underage girl an 2002. The girl declined kommen sie testify, und it took only a couple of hours weil das a jury to declare ihm not guilty on every 14 counts.

"R. Kelly und I have, sometimes, an extremely untrue things written about us,” Gaga supposedly said an 2013. “In a way, this was a bond between us. We were able kommen sie say, ‘The public, they kann have our bodies, yet they cannot schutz our mental or our heart.’ It was a really natural collaboration.”

Contributing: Andrea Mandell und Maria Puente

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