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

Friday, 11 Jan, 2019

Gaga in 2013 released a duet with Kelly called Do What U Want (With My Body). "I have always been an R. Kelly fan and actually it is like an epic pastime in the Haus of Gaga that we just get f-ed up and play R. Kelly".

Lady Gaga, whose real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, said if she could go back in time and talk to her younger self, she would have told her to seek therapy or help. McGee, who says she was held captive by Kelly, and another alleged victim, Lizette Martinez, applauded Lady Gaga for apologizing after collaborating with Kelly.

Gaga wrote that she did not share this statement as an excuse for her actions but as an explanation.

The groundbreaking thing Gaga has done here isn't in the words of her apology, which ends 'I'm sorry, both for my poor judgement when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner. "I actually smiled, I was like 'thank you!'" McGee said.

The singer and A Star Is Born actress, 32, revealed in the October cover story for Vogue that she still copes with the sexual assault she suffered at age 19. It was nearly like I tried to erase it from my brain.

She said she will not work with Kelly again.

Kelly denied those claims, and Greenberg, his attorney, said Foxx was simply looking for attention.

There's a version of the song that pairs Gaga with singer Christina Aguilera, instead of R. Kelly. Gaga and Kelly made various TV appearances together promoting the single in 2013.

However, the documentary also featured interviews with a number of people who had worked with R. Kelly, including Chance The Rapper, who explained that their 2015 collaboration was "a mistake".

He was acquitted of all charges in 2008 and continued to rack up hits and sell out stadiums around the world.

But film-maker Dream Hampton said the film depicted how Kelly had "built an ecosystem around his predation", after nearly three decades of "preying on young and vulnerable women".

She adds: "You can't have my heart, and you won't use my mind/ But do what you want with my body".

Both women feel R. Kelly will face the music.

R. Kelly remains signed to RCA Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music, though, according to insiders, it is expected that the company will part ways with the singer imminently. At one point he announced: "It's my [expletive] birthday and I don't give an [expletive] what's going on".