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Lady Gaga recorded “Til It Happens to You” for the film The Hunting Ground, a documentary about campus rape. Sadly, it’s a subject the singer is personally familiar with.

Gaga, who’s nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in American Horror Story: Hotel, opened up about being raped at 19 in a Thursday TimesTalks session. She elucidated on the trauma of that experience.

“I didn’t know how to accept it. I didn’t know how to not blame myself or think it was my fault. It’s something that really changed my life. It changed who I was completely. It changed my body, it changed my thoughts.”

She also talked about her relationship with the Diane Warren-penned song, “Til It Happens to You.”

“Diane [Warren, her co-writer] ] will tell you, it was really hard for me when (the song) came out. I was really stressed out about it.” Gaga said. “Every time I listen to it, I cry. Every time I get a text about it, I always feel sick. It’s like this thing you don’t want to face. But because she wanted to face it with me, it reminded me of what the song is for.”

Watch Lady Gaga’s emotional talk above.

SOURCE: TimesTalks | PHOTO: Getty 


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