Lady Gaga Speaks Out on Collaborating With R. Kelly

Lady Gaga Speaks Out on Collaborating With R. Kelly

Lady Gaga Speaks Out on Collaborating With R. Kelly

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.

The R&B singer has been staying under the radar since the Lifetime docu-series was released. "I can't go back, but I can go forward and continue to support women, men and people of all sexual identities, and of all races, who are victims of sexual assault", she added.

Of course, it's not only Gaga who's worked with R Kelly, and it's not only celebrities who need to #MuteRKelly.

The singer has previously been subject of sexual impropriety allegations and, in 2008, stood trial on child pornography charges, of which he was acquitted. But its main goal was to give a voice to dozens of women who accused the hit-maker of long-term abuse, according to the creators. (He denies the allegations).

Gaga, however, stood by Kelly at the time.

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 USA states including IL, where Kelly lived as a resident of Chicago. "In a way, this was a bond between us".

If that didn't bury the first verse's feminist critique of women's sexualisation by the media fast enough, the music video knocks it another few feet under.

The singer and A Star Is Born actress, 32, revealed in the October cover story for Vogue that she still copes with the sexual assault she suffered at age 19. It took years to come, but now that Gaga has healed, she finally was able to make it. Good.

"Well actually I've been living in Chicago and spending a lot of time there, and that's where R. Kelly hails from". "I'm putting you under, and when you wake up, you're going to be pregnant".

The statement included Gaga calling the claims against Kelly "horrible" and "indefensible".

In an interview on "The Karen Hunter Show" earlier this week, the series' executive producer, dream hampton, brought up Gaga. At the end of the post, Gaga vows to never work with Kelly again, and to remove "Do What U Want" from streaming services. The performance, described by hampton as "ridiculous", has been called "cringe-y" and featured the pair dancing provocatively. "I didn't tell myself for the longest time".

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