Gaga also condemned the allegations against R Kelly as “absolutedly horrifying and indefensible” and wrote:
“I stand behind these women 100%”, believe them, know they are suffering and in pain and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously.”
She also promised to remove the song Do What U Want (With My Body) which she recorded with R Kelly from all streaming platforms.
Gaga described herself as a “victim of sexual assault” and explained the song and video were made at a “dark time”. Her intention was to “create something extremely defiant and provocative.”
With stomach churning lyrics like “you can’t have my heart and you won’t use my mind, but do what you want with my body.” Gaga went on to recognise that her thinking was “explicitly twisted…at the time.”
And in a sickening twist, the official video for Do What U Want was directed by alleged sexual deviant Terry Richardson. Although it was never released, leaked copies show Lady Gaga on an operating table. She then has a sexually suggestive interaction with “Doctor” R Kelly going under anaesthetic.
I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault: pic.twitter.com/67sz4WpV3i
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 10, 2019
Finally, Gaga’s statement also offered some good advice to survivors. “Go through therapy”, she said. And if therapy is not available “seek help, and speak as honestly and openly as possible.”
What next for R Kelly?
Despite years of allegations, R Kelly is still a free man. However in light of fresh allegations, Illinois prosecutor Kim Foxx issued a plea for victims to come forward.
“There’s nothing that can be done to investigate these allegations without the cooperation of both victims and witnesses” she said.