Lady Gaga Premieres Powerful Ballad ‘Til It Happens To You’

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Lady Gaga just dropped a powerful new ballad which she co-wrote with Diane Warren. “Til It Happens To You” is the main theme of the documentary The Hunting Ground. The film puts the spotlight on rape culture on college campuses in the United States. As a survivor of rape, the subject hits close to home for the 29-year-old singer.

The accompanying black and white music video, directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), contains graphic scenes of sexual harassment and assault. Nikki Reed plays one of four young female students who are all raped. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault. Check out the graphic clip below.

Lady Gaga ‘Til It Happens To You’ Music Video