Lady Gaga has launched a press release on Twitter apologising for working with R. Kelly on 2013 single ‘Do What U Want’, following within the wake of Chance The Rapper who made a public apology within the closing episode of three-part documentary Surviving R. Kelly, saying “singing with R. Kelly was a mistake” of 2015 collaboration ‘Somewhere In Paradise’.
Allegations towards r’n’b singer R. Kelly rose to prominence in 2017 when an intensive Buzzfeed News investigation accused him of holding girls towards their will in a “intercourse cult”, which was later bolstered with additional testimonies.R. Kelly denied the allegations, however appeared to confess them with the discharge of 19-minute music ‘I Admit It’ in 2018.
In the assertion Lady Gaga wrote: “As a sufferer of sexual assault myself, I made each the music and video at a darkish time in my life, my intention was to inventive one thing extraordinarily defiant and provocative as a result of I used to be indignant and nonetheless hadn’t processed the trauma that had occurred in my very own life.”
'Do What U Want' was criticised on the time of its launch for being sexually express. The music video was shot by trend photographer Terry Richardson, who has been repeatedly accused of sexually exploiting fashions over twenty years and dropped by manufacturers equivalent to Valentino, Bulgari and Vogue writer Condé Nast following these allegations.
Dream Hampton, showrunner of Surviving R. Kelly, publicly known as out Lady Gaga for refusing to look on the documentary, saying: "I needed to know the way Lady Gaga may very well be on 'SNL' with him as somebody who advocates for home abuse survivors."
Read Lady Gaga’s full assertion under.
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