#SurvivingRKelly: Lady Gaga apologises for working with R Kelly
R Kelly has been accused by numerous women of violent and controlling behaviour, including keeping them, some while under the age of consent, in what’s been described as a “sex cult”.
For this reason, Lady Gaga has apologised for a collaboration with R Kelly following the release of a documentary – Surviving R Kelly which details abuse allegations against him.
R Kelly has denied any wrongdoing, and last year recorded a song professing his innocence, on which he sings: “I’m so falsely accused.”
In 2013, Gaga recorded the duet Do What U Want with Kelly. She has now apologised for working with him, saying: “I’m sorry, both for my poor judgment when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner.”
Lady Gaga has promised to remove ‘Do What U Want (With My Body),’ from streaming services after condemning the allegations against the singer as “absolutely horrifying and indefensible”.
“I stand behind these women 1,000%, believe them, know they are suffering and in pain, and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously,” she wrote on Instagram. “What I am hearing about the allegations against R Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible.” Gaga said.
I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault: pic.twitter.com/67sz4WpV3i
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 10, 2019