Lady Gaga to remove duet with R. Kelly from streaming services
The A Star Is Born actress has released a statement on the subject.
The recent documentary Surviving R.Kelly highlighted alleged a number of instances in which the legendary R&B singer may have been guilty of sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, and other crimes.
Since then, a number of artists have distanced themselves from Kelly, with Lady Gaga being the most recent to do so.
The singer, who is in serious contention for an Oscar for her role in A Star is Born, recorded a song with Kelly in 2013, but she has recently announced that it will be pulled from all streaming services.
In a lengthy statement posted on her Twitter account, Gaga spoke about the song, which is entitled 'Do What You Want (With My Body)', saying: "As a victim of sexual assault myself, I made both the song and video at a dark time in my life, my intention was to create something extremely defiant and provocative because I was angry and still hadn't processed the trauma that had occurred in my own life."
Speaking about the title of the song, she said: "I think it's clear how explicitly twisted my thinking was at the time."
After saying that she would remove the song from streaming services, she said that she would never work with R. Kelly again.
You can read her statement in full here:
I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault: pic.twitter.com/67sz4WpV3i
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 10, 2019