My Complicated Relationship with a Lady Gaga Song.

“Do What You Want” was always about abuse to me.

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I left an abusive relationship where I was sometimes physically trapped and threatened. I was blackmailed, gaslit, isolated from family. This person started fights with me before major exams, before projects were due — wouldn’t let me sleep, picked apart what I ate, and mocked me if I confronted…

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