Woman Gaga has vowed to take away a duet she recorded with R&B singer R.Kelly from streaming providers and by no means collaborate with him once more.
Her feedback, in a prolonged Instagram publish late on Wednesday, adopted a brand new tv documentary during which a number of ladies accuse Kelly of sexual misconduct, typically with minors.
Kelly, 52, the Chicago singer and report producer finest recognized for hit track “I Imagine I Can Fly,” has repeatedly denied accusations lately of abuse, together with these made within the new documentary.
The Grammy-winning singer was tried and acquitted on baby pornography costs in Chicago in 2008.
His legal professional has not responded to Reuters requests for remark concerning the six-hour documentary “Surviving R.Kelly,” broadcast final week on the Lifetime channel.
It options interviews with a number of ladies making on digicam allegations of sexual, psychological and bodily abuse by Kelly, in addition to interviews with a few of his former managers and producers.
Reuters is unable to independently confirm the accusations.
Gaga stated she believed the ladies and located the documentary “completely horrifying.”
“I stand behind these ladies 1000 p.c, consider them, and know they’re struggling and in ache, and really feel strongly that their voices needs to be heard and brought severely,” she stated in her Instagram posting.
Gaga in 2013 launched a duet with Kelly referred to as “Do What U Need (With My Physique.)”
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“I intend to take away the track off of iTunes and different streaming platforms and won’t be working with him once more,” she wrote on Wednesday. “I’m sorry, each for my poor judgment once I was younger, and for not talking out sooner.”
A Chicago prosecutor on Tuesday urged anybody alleging abuse by Kelly to come back ahead so claims could possibly be investigated.
“There’s nothing that may be finished to research these allegations with out the cooperation of each victims and witnesses. We can’t search justice with out you,” Prepare dinner County State’s Legal professional Kim Foxx advised a information convention.
The U.S. leisure trade has been roiled for greater than a yr by scores of allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to producers, actors and administrators, lots of whom have misplaced their jobs or been compelled to step down.