American singer and actress Lady Gaga has pulled down a collaboration she did with embattled R&B legend R Kelly following a documentary detailing sexual abuse on women and underage girls against him.
Lady Gaga apologised over the song “Do What U Want” in which she featured R Kelly in 2013, removing it from all streaming services she is subscribed to.
The 52-year-old Kelly has become the subject of discussion since “Surviving R Kelly” aired, with reports indicating that the singer is currently under criminal investigation.
Taking to Twitter Lady Gaga posted: “I Stand behind these women 1000%, believe them, know they are suffering and in pain and feel that their voices should be heard and taken seriously. What I am hearing about allegations against R Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible”.
The track in question includes lyrics “You can’t have my heart and you won’t use my mind but do what you want with my body”.
As a victim of sexual abuse herself, Lady Gaga stated that the song and video was recorded at a time in her life that she wanted to create something extremely defiant and provocative as she was still angry and hadn’t processed the trauma.