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After the pressure started to fall on Lady Gaga, who is an advocate for women who suffered sexual assault, about a collaboration she did with R. Kelly in 2013, she has decided to pull their song “Do What You Want (With My Body)” from streaming services. After the release of the Lifetime docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly,” many woman have come forward claiming the R&B singer sexually assaulted them. In a statement via Twitter, Gaga affirmed her support for Kelly's accusers, and vowed to never work with the singer again. "I stand behind these women 1000%, believe them, know they are suffering and in pain, and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously," she wrote. Gaga came under scrutiny in 2013 when she decided to work with Kelly, despite allegations of sexual misconduct, & even performed together at the American Music Awards. She even commented on their relationship, "R. Kelly and I have sometimes very untrue things written about us, so in a way this was a bond between us," she said at the time. "That we were able to say, the public, they can have our bodies, but they cannot have our mind or our heart. It was a really natural collaboration." Fast forward to present day, & she is singing in a different tune, expressing regret for taking part in the duet, "As a victim of sexual assault myself, I made both the song and 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," she wrote. "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." -
I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault: pic.twitter.com/67sz4WpV3i— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 10, 2019