Lady Gaga : Song Till It Happens to You

She put her whole heart and soul into it." The song, which is accompanied by Twilight director. Catherine Hardwicke's graphic video showing acts of violence against women, has racked up more than 7.3 million hits on since its release on Thursday (17Sep15). Iconic songwriter Diane Warren hand-picked the pop superstar to perform the track for The Hunting. Ground, a documentary about rape on college campuses, and she knew the tune would strike a chord with Gaga.

All the things that I've made out of my strife, I did that." Gaga has never identified the male producer who allegedly took advantage of her when she was a teen, but stated he was 20 years older than her and has since claimed they used to date. Gaga went public with her rape experience in December, revealing she had been attacked by a record producer at the age of 19. The song is about rage and fury and passion, and I had a lot of pain that I wanted to release... "I don't want to be defined by it. Lady Gaga struggled through the recording of anti-violence anthem Til It Happens To You because it brought back painful memories of her own sex attack as a teen. It's obviously connecting." A portion of the song's proceeds will be donated to organizations aiding survivors of sexual assault. She told shock jock Howard Stern, "I wrote a song called Swine.