Lady Gaga to remove duet with R. Kelly from streaming services

Deanna Kelley
January 12, 2019

Lady Gaga has broken her silence on R. Kelly in light of the crooner's various sexual and physical assault allegations chronicled in Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly docuseries, which examines Kelly's alleged predatory behavior against women and young girls.

The singer explained that she only made the video to create something defiant and provocative due to the anger of the trauma she was facing at the time.

Gaga famously worked with him back in 2013 - 13 years after he was first accused of sexual assault on minors - for the song "Do What You Want".

Gaga, who was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in NY, said the duet with Kelly was made during "a dark time" in her life.

Nielsen Music says streaming numbers for R. Kelly have almost doubled after a recent documentary accused the R&B singer of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls.

But Gaga seems all too aware now of the mistake she made working with him, and made a pledge to continue to be an advocate for victims of sexual assault.

"Surviving R. Kelly", which aired from January 3-5, included interviews with Kelly's family members and celebrities like Wendy Williams and fellow R&B singer John Legend.

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Gaga, who's in the midst of an Oscar campaign after picking up a Golden Globe over the weekend, had described the allegations against Kelly as "absolutely terrible and indefensible".

Several singers also appear to offer their opinions including John Legend and Chance the Rapper - singer Lady Gaga said after the series aired "I'm sorry" to the women involved in the documentary.

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Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is asking anyone with information to come forward.

"There's nothing that can be done to investigate these allegations without the cooperation of both victims and witnesses".

After Gaga removed the controversial track "Do What U Want" featuring Kelly from all streaming services earlier this week, Aguilera shared a heartfelt message directed at the "Star Is Born" actress.

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