Earlier this 12 months, Woman Gaga apologized through Twitter for already working with R. Kelly on her 2013 single "Do What U Need" on ARTPOP. The track was rapidly faraway from digital streaming companies and iTunes. Now, Gaga publishes vinyl variations of ARTPOP with out the track, confirms Pitchfork.
On the time of apologizing, Gaga stated that she would by no means work with Kelly once more. "As a sufferer of sexual abuse, I composed the track and video at a dark second of my life," wrote Gaga. "My intention was to create one thing extraordinarily difficult and provocative as a result of I used to be offended and that I had not but handled the trauma that occurred in my very own life." She added, " I'm sorry for my lack of judgment after I was younger. and for not having spoken earlier.
Gaga's assertion got here quickly after the discharge of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary collection on Lifetime. This system has targeted on the numerous allegations of sexual abuse in opposition to Kelly over the previous 20 years. It included interviews with former members of Kelly's inside circle, together with his ex-wife Andrea Kelly.