Lady Gaga apologises for collaborating with R Kelly

Lady Gaga Vows to Pull R. Kelly Collaboration From iTunes, Streaming Services

Lady Gaga shared a note on Twitter last night apologising for collaborating with R. Kelly on 2013's "Do What U Want", promising to remove the song from streaming services.

"I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault", Lady Gaga wrote on Twitter following "Surviving R. Kelly". "And you have to face the monster to heal", said Gaga, who first disclosed her rape during an interview with Howard Stern in 2014.

"I think it's clear how explicitly twisted my thinking was at the time", she continued.

It's not flawless, which Gaga admits, writing "I share this not to make excuses for myself, but to explain, ' and by declaring she believes victims of all genders and 'of all races", she avoids the argued point that too many people find it easy to protect R Kelly's innocence because all of his alleged victims are black women.

Lifetime's "Surviving R. Kelly" series, which aired this month, has brought renewed attention to the singer's history and allegations that he has sexually abused women and girls.

Lady Gaga (pictured above left) is distancing herself from fellow musician R. Kelly (above right) after multiple women accused the rapper of sexual misconduct.

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She explained further that her statement was not meant to "make excuses for myself, but to explain".

At a press conference on Tuesday, Chicago state attorney Kimberly Foxx urged anyone with information to come forward.

The allegations against the 51-year-old singer, best known for his hit "I Believe I Can Fly", are subject to criminal prosecution in several U.S. states including IL, where Kelly lived as a resident of Chicago.

Even in 2013, Gaga's decision to partner with Kelly was considered controversial. "We were able to say, 'The public, they can have our bodies, but they cannot have our mind or our heart.' It was a very natural collaboration". "I love you", she concluded. Kelly has strongly denied the allegations.

In response to the positive feedback he received as a result, he tweeted: "To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all..." "We regret that we were not both more informed and more discerning when we worked with him previously", they wrote. At the end of the post, Gaga vows to never work with Kelly again, and to remove "Do What U Want" from streaming services.

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