Lady Gaga has vowed to not to work with R&B singer R.Kelly again as she would be removing a duet she recorded with him from streaming services.
52 years old singer, RKelly, best known for his hit song “I Believe I Can Fly,” has in several occasions denied accusations in recent years of abuse, including those made in the new documentary.
In 2008, the Grammy award winner was tried and acquitted on child pornography charges in Chicago.
Recently a documentary was made about how R.Kelly allegedly assorted some women and among those interviewed are his former managers and producer who accused him of sexual abuse against women and minors. The documentary was titled “Surviving R.Kelly.”
In reacting to the accusation of the ladies, Gaga said she believed the women and found the documentary “absolutely horrifying.”
Lady Gaga in a lengthy post on Twitter said: “I stand behind these women 1000 percent, believe them, and know they are suffering and in pain, and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously. Do What U Want (With My Body.)
“I intend to remove the song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again,” she wrote on Wednesday. “I’m sorry, both for my poor judgment when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner.”
I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault: pic.twitter.com/67sz4WpV3i
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 10, 2019
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told a news conference that: “There is nothing that can be done to investigate these allegations without the cooperation of both victims and witnesses. We cannot seek justice without you.”