Lady Gaga Speaks Out on Collaborating With R. Kelly

R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles

The 6-hour documentary "Surviving R. Kelly", which aired earlier this month on United States cable channel Lifetime, includes allegations from multiple women who accuse Kelly of sexual misconduct, sometimes with minors.

"What I am hearing about the allegations against R Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible", Gaga wrote in a statement on Wednesday.

Gaga, a sexual assault survivor herself, wrote that she recorded the song during a "dark time" in her life.

Grammy winning singer and songwriter R. Kelly is under legal scrutiny in two states, Georgia and IL, for sexual and physical abuse by multiple women.

"I think Lady Gaga is doing what she thinks is politically correct so that she can preserve whatever chance she has of winning an Academy Award", Steve Greenberg told Inside Edition in defense of his client.

Since then, a number of artists have distanced themselves from Kelly, with Lady Gaga being the most recent to do so.

Plus, Kelly's legal team attacked GaGa publicly yesterday, no doubt trying to contain the backlash against their own disgraced client.

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Joycelyn also gave an interview back in 2017, shortly after her parents spoke to reporters, and denied she was being held.

In a statement posted to her Twitter, she affirms her commitment to "stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault", apologizing for ever working with the singer.

"Both R. Kelly and I have, sometimes, very untrue things written about us", she said at a 2013 press conference in Japan, defending the partnership.

Today she shared an apology on Instagram and said that she stood behind the accusers 1000 per cent.

"I'm sorry, both for my poor judgment when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner", Lady Gaga posted on Twitter. I share this not to make excuses for myself, but to explain. The first step, for her, is removing "Do What U Want" from "iTunes and other streaming platforms".

Foxx called Surviving R Kelly "deeply, deeply disturbing", adding that after the series aired, she had received calls from two families concerned about their interactions with Kelly.

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