'I will not be working with him again.'
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Lady Gaga has vowed to have her 2013 R Kelly collab, Do What U Want, removed from iTunes and streaming services following recent allegations against him.
Gaga released a statement via Twitter that addresses sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B singer following a recent documentary series called Surviving R Kelly.
“I intend to remove the song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again,” she said.
“I’m sorry, both for my poor judgement when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner. I love you.”
French pop outfit Phoenix, who recorded and performed a remix of their single Trying To Be Cool with Kelly in 2013, have said they are "deeply horrified by the stories".
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"We regret that we were not both more informed and more discerning when we worked with him previously," the band said via Twitter.
"We fully support all victims of sexual abuse, and it's our hope that there will be a path to justice."
Gaga and Phoenix's statements come a week after Chance The Rapper apologised for working with Kelly.
Kelly is reportedly under criminal investigation following the airing of the documentary last week.
I stand by anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault: pic.twitter.com/67sz4WpV3i— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 10, 2019
We are deeply horrified by the stories of abuse surrounding R. Kelly.— Phoenix (@wearephoenix) January 10, 2019
We regret that we were not both more informed and more discerning when we worked with him previously. We fully support all victims of sexual abuse, and it's our hope that there will be a path to justice.