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Lady Gaga Sorry for R. Kelly Duet, Removes Song From Streaming Platforms

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R. Kelly and Lady Gaga performing together at the American Music Awards in 2013

Lady Gaga has apologised for working with embattled R&B star R Kelly, and vowed to remove their duet, Do What U Want, from streaming services.

"Any of us who ever ignored the R Kelly stories, or ever believed he was being set up/attacked by the system (as black men often are) were doing so at the detriment of black women and girls", he wrote.

The 32-year-old singer, who recently co-starred in "A Star is Born", said she recorded "Do What U Want (With My Body)" with Kelly in 2013 during a "dark time" in her life.

"Well actually I've been living in Chicago and spending a lot of time there, and that's where R. Kelly hails from".

Her comments, in a lengthy Instagram post late yesterday, followed a new television documentary in which multiple women accuse Kelly of sexual misconduct, sometimes with minors. Gaga said she will not work with Kelly again.

Lifetime aired the docu-series Surviving R. Kelly over the course of three nights in January 2019, starting on Thursday, Jan. 3.

"Surviving R. Kelly", which aired from January 3-5, included interviews with Kelly's family members and celebrities like Wendy Williams and fellow R&B singer John Legend.

During an interview on SiriusXM, "Surviving R. Kelly" producer Dream Hampton said she wished she could have spoken to Gaga for the docuseries.

Dash admits he didn't push Aaliyah for details about her relationship with R. Kelly, whom she allegedly married in secret at age 15. Gaga and Kelly filmed a music video for it that was reportedly scrapped in light of the allegations around both Kelly and the video's director, Terry Richardson.

"And I didn't really wanna know what he did to the extent that I might feel the need... to deal with it". I love you!" and "You did not owe anyone an explanation Gaga.

Kelly was featured on a remix of Phoenix's Bankrupt! track "Trying To Be Cool", and they performed with him at Coachella that year as well.

John Legend, on one hand, readily appeared in the series and denounced Kelly, tweeting, "I believe these women and don't give a fuck about protecting a serial child rapist".

Write what you want, say what you want 'bout me If you're wondering, know that I'm not sorry Do what you want, what you want with my body What you want with my body!

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