Lady Gaga To Remove R Kelly Co...

News

Lady Gaga To Remove R Kelly Collaboration After Fresh Abuse Claims

Share this article


US star Lady Gaga has pledged to remove her 2013 collaboration with singer R Kelly from music streaming services following fresh abuse allegations him.

In a post online, Gaga condemned the allegations in the newly released “Surviving R Kelly” documentary as "absolutely horrifying and indefensible."

She said she was in a “confused post-traumatic state” when she recorded Do What U Want With My Body with Kelly after having suffered her own sexual assault.

Kelly has not been charged in relation to any of the allegations in the documentary and continues to deny any wrongdoing.

In her Twitter post Gaga said: "I stand behind these women 1000%, believe them, know they are suffering and in pain and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously."

She said she recorded the song with Kelly 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.

Lady Gaga attends the National Board of Review Awards gala in New York, 08-01-2018. image: Evan Agostini/AP/Press Association Images

The track includes the lyrics "You can't have my heart and you won't use my mind, but do what you want with my body."

The pair performed the track together on Saturday Night Live and the American Music Awards, performing a raunchy dance routine.

 

"I think it's clear how explicitly twisted my thinking was at the time," Gaga said

"If I could go back and have a talk with my younger self I'd tell her to go through the therapy I have since then, so that I could understand the confused post-traumatic state that I was in."

An official video for the song was made but never released.

Clips posted on unofficial sites show Lady Gaga under only a sheet on an operating table, where she has a sexually suggestive conversation with "Doctor" R Kelly before appearing to go under anaesthetic.

 


Share this article


Read more about

News

You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

4:30 PM-7 PM

Share

Up next

Lost in Music with Louise Duff...

Lost in Music with Louise Duffy

7 PM-9 PM

Share

The Paul McLoone Show

The Paul McLoone Show

9 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

Early Breakfast with Pamela Jo...

Early Breakfast with Pamela Joyce

5 AM-7 AM

Share

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-9 AM

Share

Dermot & Dave

Dermot & Dave

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Muireann O'Connell

Muireann O'Connell

12 PM-2 PM

Share

Fergal D'Arcy

Fergal D'Arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

4:30 PM-7 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on