Lady Gaga is not letting R. Kelly get away with his explosive sexual assault scandal. This Thursday on Twitter, the pop diva shared a shocking statement about the case, saying she fully supported his female accusers, and believed every word they said.
“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,” Gaga, 32, began. “What I am hearing about the allegations against R Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible.”
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Kelly, 52, has been under fire ever since Lifetime’s docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, exposed his dark past, intense power dynamic over women and sick sexual relationships with underage girls.
After hearing the details of their allegedly abusive relationship, Gaga — who was sexually assaulted at age 19 — bashed Kelly for his ways and voiced her regret over having ever worked with him.
“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 said. “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.”
The 2013 song was a collaboration between Gaga and Kelly, one she wishes she had never made.
“If I could go back and have a talk with my younger self I’d tell her to go through the therapy I have since then, so that I could understand the confused post-traumatic state that I was in — or if therapy was not available to me or anyone in my situation — to seek help, and speak as openly and honestly as possible about what we’ve been through,” she explained.
“I can’t go back, but I can go forward and continue to support women, men and people of all sexual identities, and of all races, who are victims of sexual assault,” Gaga continued. She added that she plans to remove her song with Kelly from iTunes and other streaming platforms “and will not be working with him again.”
Speaking to her fans and to other victims of sexual assault, the star said: “I’m sorry, both for my poor judgement when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner. I love you.”
As Radar readers know, Gaga is not the first celebrity to bash Kelly since news broke of his twisted sex clan and underage girl fetish. John Legend, Meek Mill, Chance the Rapper and Ne-Yo are just some of the A-listers who’ve since come forward to shame the troubled singer.
“To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn’t feel risky at all,” wrote Legend, 40, after making an appearance in the scandalous documentary. “I believe these women and don’t give a f**k about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision.”
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