Lady Gaga Opens-Up About Rape Trauma

Posted on January 10th, 2016 at 10:24 am
True Lady Gaga Opens Up About Rape Trauma Superstar Lady Gaga has opened-up about her rape trauma. The assault, while she was a teen, has made her "question everything". During a Hollywood Reporter podcast "Always Chatter" Gaga talked about her poignant song "Til It Happens to You" and the ordeal behind the lyrics. "The person that I'm singing to is the person that wants to heal me – I'm telling them they can't," she said of the song. "I am so sick of people walking in and out of my life, telling me that I'm gonna be okay, because I am still in so much pain that you can't understand." Gaga worked alongside Diane Warren to write and record the song for The Hunting Ground, a documentary about rape on college campuses. And the project holds personal significance for the famous performer who revealed in 2014 that she was raped at the age of 19. Gaga , 29, said in the podcast that the experience left her questioning herself, noting that she "was already Lady Gaga" when she was sexually assaulted by someone she knew. "It's something that changed me forever, and it made me question everything about what I had done to be where I am today," she said. "I thought to myself, 'Did I do something wrong to bring this on myself? What did I do?' " "I choose to wear these clothes, and I choose to dress this way and sing about sex, and you wonder if you're implying to people that it's okay," Gaga explained that working with Warren – who said she was molested at the age of 12 – on the song was empowering for both of the artists. "It became two women together, standing strong." Lady Gaga Opens Up About Rape Trauma