Lady Gaga took to Twitter to respond to an outpouring of criticism for her 2013 collaboration and hit single with R. Kelly “Do What U Want (With My Body).
After the airing of “Surviving R. Kelly” it was revealed allegedly that several artists and celebrities who had worked or had ties with Kelly were asked for comment on the matter and had declined interviews. Gaga was one of those reported to decline comment and twitter erupted demanding a statement from the singer to shine an even bigger light on the subject having been known for being so outspoken against sexual assault.
In her statement Gaga says she stands by R. Kelly’s victims and anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault and that she believes them 1000%.
She also touches on how dark of a place she was in her life during the ARTPOP era and admits she didn’t make the best decisions, and for that has decided to pull “Do What U Want ft. R Kelly” from iTunes and all streaming platforms.
Her full statement:
I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault: pic.twitter.com/67sz4WpV3i— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 10, 2019