You’d have thought that Lady Gaga would have been one of the first big names to come out and distance herself from accused child-pornographer R. Kelly, considering her previous support of victims of sexual assault. But nah. Gaga and Kelly collaborated in 2014 on song “Do What U Want (With My Body)” with an accompanying music video directed by Terry Richardson, and a performance at the 2013 AMAs. I’ve never seen the video, but it sounds revolting. Gaga’s really eager to hook up with some shiny little bald dude, so she’s finally rectified that and issued an apology after turning down a request to be interview for the R. Kelly docu-series on Lifetime. Well, it’s not an apology, it’s more of an acknowledgement. To use a phrase I’m sure we’ll be seeing an awful lot in the coming months (fingers crossed), better late than never.
Lady Gaga used her notes app on her phone and posted the following on Twitter. Don’t any of these celebrities use an actual fucking computer? This is serious business that should not be conducted from the back seat of a limo in between talk show appearances.
I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault: pic.twitter.com/67sz4WpV3i
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 10, 2019
“OH GOOD FOR YOU!”. My friend is obsessed with shouting this, ala Christian Bale, at me at every opportunity, so please forgive me. It was the first thing that popped into my mind when I read this. But for real, good for you, Gaga. And I’m impressed that she’s taking the extra step to remove the song from iTunes and other streaming platforms. But I’ve got to add a bit of side-eye to the line “what I’m hearing about the allegations” because, please. Do we look stupid, Lady? You said you were trying to shock. Own it, you knew and you didn’t care. Chance The Rapper was way more honest about this. And of course, the cynic in me says she’s more concerned The Academy than she is about The Allegations. The timing is just too on the nose.
Losing to Glenn Close at the Golden Globes had Lady Gaga positively shook, I tell you! I heard she went on a rampage later that night, storming up and down the halls of the Hollywood Roosevelt and later, going out on her balcony, setting fire to screeners of The Wife and throwing them into the pool below. That Golden Globe for best actress was hers to lose and you can be damn sure she’s not going to let that happen again. Glenn better watch her back!