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Lady Gaga Pulls Her R. Kelly Collaboration From Streaming Platforms
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Lady Gaga Pulls Her R. Kelly Collaboration From Streaming Platforms

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Lady Gaga has pulled her collaboration with controversial R&B artist R. Kelly from the lineup of her 2013 album Artpop on multiple streaming music services, including Spotify and Apple Music.

The duet Do What U Want (With My Body) had previously been listed as track 7 on the album, but is now not available for listing.

Earlier this week, the singer took to social media to apologize for her collaboration with Kelly, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with multiple women.

“I stand behind these women 1,000%, believe them, know they are suffering and in pain, and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously. What I am hearing about the allegations against R Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible,” she wrote in the social media post.

“As a victim of sexual assault myself, I made the song and 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. 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,” she added.

Earlier this year, R. Kelly’s music was pulled from Spotify and Apple’s playlisting algorithms and editorial playlists, though his music is still available on both services.

R. Kelly has denied the allegations leveled against him and maintains that his relationships with the women are consensual.

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