(CelebrityAccess) – Lady Gaga has spoken out about her decision to collaborate with R. Kelly following the release of a recent Lifetime documentary titled, “Surviving R. Kelly,” that chronicles allegations of abuse, predatory behavior and pedophilia against the 52-year-old R&B singer.
Gaga and Kelly collaborated back in 2013 on the controversial song “Do What You Want (With My Body).” At the time of its release, Kelly had already stood trial in Chicago on child pornography charges, however, was acquitted. The pair also performed a sexually provocative duet on “Saturday Night Live” at the time.
Now Gaga, who has come under fire to condemn him, says she plans to pull the song from all streaming services.
“As a victim of sexual assault myself, I made both the song and the video at a dark time in my life, my intention was to create something extremely defiant and provocative because I was angry and still hadn’t processed the trauma that had occurred in my own life,” Gaga said in a statement. “The song is called “Do What U Want (With My Body),” I think it’s clear how explicitly twisted my thinking was at the time. I intend to remove this song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again,” she added. “I’m sorry, both for my poor judgment when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner.”
While Kelly has vehemently denied the allegations made against him, the Lifetime doc has renewed interest in his case.
Earlier this week, a Chicago prosecutor said her office has been in touch with two families related to allegations against Kelly since the series aired. The singer is also reportedly facing an investigation in Georgia involving Jocelyn Savage, one of the women featured in the documentary.
Early this morning Gaga Tweeted: “I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault.”