NEW YORK — Lady Gaga has apologized for his duo of 2013 with R. Kelly, in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct against the singer. She claims to have the intention to withdraw the song from the streaming services.
“What I hear about the accusations against R. Kelly is absolutely horrible and indefensible”, she said.
In an article published Wednesday on the social media, Lady Gaga wrote that she had collaborated with R. Kelly on “Do What U Want (With My Body)” during a “dark period” in his life, as a victim of sexual assault. She said she would have rather had to seek treatment or other help.
“I think we can clearly see how my thinking was twisted at the time. If I could go back and talk to my young person, I would tell him to follow the therapy that I have followed since that time in order to understand the confusion of post-traumatic stress that I felt,” she wrote. “I can’t go back, but I can go ahead and continue to support women, men and people of all sexual identities and all cultures who are victims of sexual assault.”
The series “Surviving R. Kelly”, which aired on the Lifetime channel this month, has put the spotlight on the past of the singer and the allegations that he sexually assaulted women and girls. R. Kelly has denied having committed any wrongdoing and was acquitted in 2008 of charges of child pornography.
The collaboration between Lady Gaga and R. Kelly had been heavily criticized upon its release, in part because of the allegations against him.