Lady Gaga Tackles Campus Rape In Powerful ‘Til It Happens To You’ Music Video
Lady Gaga has released a new song, but it isn’t the type of fun, pop track that will light up the dance club. Rather, it’s a powerful song about sexual assault.
“Til It Happens To You” is a raw, emotional song with an equally powerful music video depicting the rape epidemic sweeping across college campuses. In one horrific scene, two women are drugged and raped at a party. The song, co-written by Oscar nominee Diane Warren, was part of a college sexual assault documentary titled The Hunting Ground. However, Gaga is looking to help the song, and its message, reach a wider audience through this harrowing music video, which stars Nikki Reed as one of the victims. Gaga tweeted out the video and declared this is for “people all over the world who suffer from painful life experiences.” Needless to say, this is an intense viewing experience, but one that is, sadly, brutally honest in its depiction of the tragic, damaging effects of sexual assault. But Lady Gaga plans to use the song to help people, as the YouTube description states, “A portion of proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault.” Watch the music video for “Til It Happens To You” below:
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And for lighter Lady Gaga news, check her out in the first trailer for American Horror Story: Hotel!