Lady Gaga (33) is releasing her 2013 Artpop album. The new version is missing the song Do What U Want (With My Body), in which the accused R. Kelly (52) participated.
“I support these women for 1000 percent”
Artpop not only receives a reissue online. There are also new physical copies in stores on CD and vinyl. On various websites the album, which will be released on November 11, can be ordered in advance and the track list shows that Do What U Want is missing.
In January Lady Gaga already got the song from iTunes and all streaming platforms. In this way, she wanted to support the women who spoke against the controversial singer in the documentary series Surviving R. Kelly. “I support these women for 1000 percent, she believes, know that they are suffering and in pain, and I have a strong feeling that their voice must be heard and taken seriously,” the singer said.
Gaga, herself a victim of sexual abuse, also explained at the time that she made the song and the accompanying video in a “dark time in her life”. “My intention was to make something very challenging and provocative because I was angry and still hadn’t coped with the trauma that had occurred in my own life.”