Lady Gaga has spoken against R. Kelly. The singer, of 32 years, who collaborated with him in 2013 in the duet of recording Do What U Wan, broke his silence amidst allegations of abuses around the musician and announced that it will erase from itunes the song that they recorded together.
The singer of R & B is being investigated by the Georgia Police (USA) for a series of allegations of physical and psychological abuses to their various partners. Although the artist, aged 52 years, has already been denying this type of incrimination, a new documentary series about him —surviving R. Kelly— gives details that the authorities could not evade.
"I am behind these women at 1,000%, Créalas, I know they are suffering and in pain, and I feel strongly that their voices must be listened to and taken seriously," Gaga said in Instagram. "What I hear about the accusations against R. Kelly is absolutely horrible and indefensible."
Gaga, who was sexually assaulted at the age of 19, continued to explain that the controversial song came at a difficult time in her life. "As a victim of sexual assault, I did the song and video at a dark moment in my life, my intention was to create something extremely challenging and provocative because I was angry and had not yet processed the trauma that had occurred in my own life," he explained about his Collaboration with Kelly.
"If I could come back and talk to me younger, I would tell her to undergo the therapy I've been following since then, so she could understand the confusing post-traumatic state she was in." And he added, "I can't go back, but I can go ahead and continue to support women, men and people of all sexual identities, and of all races, who are victims of sexual aggression."
"I have demonstrated my position on this subject and in many other times throughout my career. I share this not to have excuses, but to explain. Until it happens to you, you don't know how it feels. But I do know how I feel now, "said Gaga, before revealing how she planned to move forward.
"I intend to delete the song from itunes and other streaming platforms and I will not work with it again," he explained. "I'm sorry, so much for my bad judgment when I was young, as for not talking before."
Other stars have also talked about accusations like John Legend. The artist is one of the only stars to speak in Lifetime chapters, used Twitter before the program's debut to respond to fans who qualified him as courageous for criticizing the Ignition singer.
"For all who tell me how brave I am to appear in the documentary I mean that I felt nothing in danger," Legend wrote on his social networks.