FKA Twigs has dropped her first, "personal" single since accusing Shia LaBeouf of abuse and giving her an STD.
The single, Don't Judge Me, includes the lyrics: "I was broke and I loved myself / Nobody loved me."
A collaboration with Headie One and Fred Again, Twigs – real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett – added a heartfelt message, writing: "This project is very personal and special to me."
She shared that the sound explored "the interconnection of Black history between Africa, America and Europe."
"Hold me in your arms / Don't judge me, be there for me / Hold me in your arms," she sings of her search for a lover who will understand her.
Headie One, a British rapper, adds a verse about the struggles of being Black, includingdiscrimination and police brutality.
The song comes weeks after FKA Twigs filed a lawsuit against her actor ex-boyfriend Shia.
The singer accused him of "relentless abuse", as well as sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress.
According to the New York Times, the lawsuit also says that he "knowingly gave Ms. Barnett a sexually transmitted disease".
The pair were together for around nine months from September 2018.
In response, LaBeouf told the NYT that "many of the allegations are not true", but failed to comment on the lawsuit.
He added: I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel.
"I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years.
"I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.
Twigs previously was engaged to Twilight star Robert Pattinson.
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