Being a survivor of past predators myself, these lines spoke to me, which is why I did the song. I embrace all survivors of sexual and domestic violence and abuse holding a special place in my heart, and you @ladygaga, for doing the right thing! 💜 pic.twitter.com/VDsfzb0gyw— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) January 11, 2019
Christina Aguilera took to Twitter to explain her reasoning for doing the 'Do What U Want' remix with Lady Gaga, explaining the lyrics spoke to her as a survivor of assault and that a predator shouldn't take ownership of the song. She commends Lady Gaga for "doing the right thing" by apologizing and removing the R. Kelly version from streaming and sale.