Lady Gaga has released a statement 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 ultimate episode of three-part documentary Surviving R. Kelly, saying “singing with R. Kelly was a mistake” of 2015 collaboration ‘Somewhere In Paradise’.
Allegations in opposition to r’n’b singer R. Kelly rose to prominence in 2017 when an intensive Buzzfeed News investigation accused him of holding girls in opposition to 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 at the time of its release for being sexually explicit. The music video was shot by vogue photographer Terry Richardson, who has been repeatedly accused of sexually exploiting models over twenty years and dropped by brands such as Valentino, Bulgari and Vogue publisher Condé Nast following these allegations.
Dream Hampton, showrunner of Surviving R. Kelly, publicly called out Lady Gaga for refusing to seem on the documentary, saying: "I wished to know the way Lady Gaga might be on 'SNL' with him as somebody who advocates for home abuse survivors."
Read Lady Gaga’s full assertion under.
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