Lady Gaga Opens Up About Transformation After Teenage Rape Experience

During a recent interview, Lady Gaga opened up about how being sexually assaulted as a teenager changed her life forever. The successful singer was raped at 19 and has since been deeply impacted by the traumatic incident. She candidly discussed the experience during her interview on Thursday. The following day, Gaga performed her emotional tribute to sexual assault victims, Til It Happens to You, at Billboard’s Women in Music event in New York City. Supporting her during the highly publicized event was her partner, Taylor Kinney.

Confident: Lady Gaga wowed in all-white satin two-piece set, revealing her toned body while heading to Billboard's 10th Annual Women in Music luncheon with her fiancé, Taylor Kinney, in New York City on Friday

Lady Gaga made a stunning appearance with her fiancé, Taylor Kinney, in New York City on Friday. She was wearing a white satin two-piece set that showed off her toned body at Billboard’s 10th Annual Women in Music luncheon. Gaga was promoting The Hunting Ground, a documentary about campus rape, and told TalkTimes that the only person who can heal you from such an incident is yourself. She kept her own traumatic experience to herself for seven years, admitting that she didn’t know how to deal with it emotionally. The attack changed her life completely; it changed her body and her thoughts. Gaga also confessed that there were times when she blamed herself for what happened.

Dazzling: The 29-year-old stepped out one day after she candidly talked about the aftermath of her rape; pictured at Friday's Billboard Women in Music luncheon in New York City

The stunning 29-year-old was spotted out and about shortly after she opened up about her experiences following a traumatic incident of rape. She spoke candidly about how she initially felt guilty and believed that she had brought the violence upon herself due to her provocative clothing and behavior. Over time, however, the pop star has transformed her pain into newfound strength and determination. This was evident at the recent Billboard Women in Music luncheon held in New York City, where she looked as dazzling as ever.

Proud: Full of confidence, her positive demeanour could have been down to her speaking out about a very traumatic incident which she says changed her completely

Proud: Full of confidence, her positive demeanour could have been down to her speaking out about a very traumatic incident which she says changed her completely

Displaying her love for tattoos, the devoted enthusiast flaunted her body ink.

Out and about: The star and her fiance heading to the Billboard luncheon on Friday

Going about town: The celebrity and her betrothed were seen en route to the Billboard luncheon last Friday.

In her explanation, she shared that when someone questions the impact of her experiences on her, she thinks to herself that they don’t know her at all and wouldn’t want to meet her in a dark alley because of what she has overcome. She believes that it’s possible to embrace one’s pain and use it as a positive aspect of oneself. Ultimately, she wants to motivate other women through her story.

Power couple: The Applause singer stunned in the light hued ensemble, wearing a silky maxi skirt and cleavage-revealing bralette while Taylor looked dapper in an all-black suit

Power couple: The Applause singer stunned in the light hued ensemble, wearing a silky maxi skirt and cleavage-revealing bralette while Taylor looked dapper in an all-black suit

A dynamic duo: The Applause crooner looked absolutely stunning in her light-colored outfit, consisting of a long silky skirt and a bralette that showcased her cleavage. Meanwhile, Taylor looked dashing in his sleek black suit.

Dazzling: The beauty styled her platinum blonde hair sleek with a fringe and opted for minimal makeup for the lunchtime event

The stunning woman attended a lunchtime event with her platinum blonde hair styled sleek with a fringe, and she kept her makeup minimal. During her speech, she expressed her concern for the young faces she sings and dances for, emphasizing that many of them are hiding secrets that are slowly killing them. She urged them to speak out and not keep their pain inside, comparing it to an old apple rotting on a counter. Lady Gaga was one among many female performers who attended the Billboard event at Cipriani on 42nd Street last Friday. Others included Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Ciara. On the red carpet, she shared a heartwarming moment with her friend and collaborator, Tony Bennett.

Charming: Taylor who couldn't keep his eyes off of his bride-to-be, proved to be the ultimate gentleman as gave her a helping up the steps

Charming: Taylor who couldn't keep his eyes off of his bride-to-be, proved to be the ultimate gentleman as gave her a helping up the steps

Taylor, completely smitten with his soon-to-be wife, showcased his chivalrous side by offering her a hand as they ascended the steps. His charm was undeniable.

Showstopper: The Edge Of Glory artist wore sky high heels, adding delicate diamond stud earrings and her engagement ring for a sparkling touch

Showstopper: The Edge Of Glory artist wore sky high heels, adding delicate diamond stud earrings and her engagement ring for a sparkling touch

The talented singer from “The Edge of Glory” donned some seriously high heels, along with some dainty diamond earrings and her engagement ring to add some extra glitz to her look.

On the go: The lovebirds, who met on the set of her music video, 'You And I,' became engaged in February 2015, after dating for four years

In motion: The couple, who first crossed paths on the set of the ‘You And I’ music video, got engaged in February 2015 following a four-year romantic relationship. The talented artist was acknowledged as Billboard’s Woman of the Year and was presented with the award by her mother, Cynthia Germanotta. During her acceptance speech, she voiced the difficulties that women face in the music industry, referring to it as a “boys club” that is hard for women to penetrate. She also emphasized the unique and valuable perspective women bring to music due to their experiences, stating that they offer a rare wisdom. She concluded her speech by addressing those who had doubted her and expressing her eagerness to prove them wrong.

Loved: The singer appeared to be in good spirits with her beau Taylor Kinney on her arm

Adored: The songstress seemed to be in high spirits as she was accompanied by her partner, Taylor Kinney.

Old friends: The singer posed up with close pal Tony Bennett - whom she currently has a Christmas campaign with for Barnes and Noble

The vocalist took a photo with her dear friend Tony Bennett, who is also her co-star in the Christmas promotion for Barnes and Noble.

Festive fur babies: Lady Gaga and fiancé Taylor Kinney were seen leaving Cipriani 42nd St with their dogs on Friday after she scooped the Billboard Woman of The Year award

Holiday Pets: Gaga and Taylor were spotted exiting Cipriani 42nd St accompanied by their adorable four-legged companions.

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