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Christina Aguilera Commends Lady Gaga’s Stance On R. Kelly Controversy: I Am A Survivor, Too

Christina Aguilera praises Lady Gaga for speaking out against R. Kelly and removing “Do What U Want” from streaming services.

Gaga faced immense pressure to comment on collaborating with R. Kelly on her ARTPOP track, “Do What U Want.” The lyrics suggested a man could do what they wanted with a woman’s body, but not their heart or mind. That’s obviously problematic considering R. Kelly’s disturbing past, so Gaga made things right. She released a statement explaining her reasoning for releasing that song at the time, labeled R. Kelly’s alleged behavior “horrifying and indefensible,” and deleted their collab from streaming services.

Christina Aguilera hopped on a remix of that song years ago. In a new message, Aguilera explains the meaning of the lyrics to her, and commends Gaga for her enduring and brave strength.

“This is a reminder of women sticking together— and not letting a man take ownership of a great song/ moment,” she says. “And if anything the message of this song remains that although you may have had my body, you will never have my heart, my voice my life or my mind.”

She adds: “Being a survivor of past predators myself, these lines spoke to me, which is why I did the song. I embrace all survivors of sexual and domestic violence and abuse holding a special place in my heart, and you @ladygaga, for doing the right thing!”

In a past interview, Christina said there were times when she “felt very
uncomfortable in certain situations with older men,” adding: “you have to learn very quickly to set your boundaries and your standards.” To my knowledge, this is one of her first instances where she openly admits to having been sexually abused. The experiences are harrowing, but major props to Christina for her honesty – it’ll inspire others to speak out and fight.

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