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>> Lady Gaga became the latest star to speak out against R Kelly, following the release of an explosive docuseries in which multiple women claimed the singer sexually assaulted to them. In a statement posted on Twitter Thursday, Gaga said, quote, I stand behind these women 1,000%. She then apologized for collaborating with Kelly on her song Do What You Want With My Body, and said she plans to remove the 2013 single from streaming services.
Gaga also apologized to the women saying, quote, I'm sorry both for my poor judgment when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner. As a vocal supporter of the Me Too movement, Gaga had been under pressure to condemn the R&B singer since the Lifetime documentary Surviving R Kelly aired last week.
In it, women allege sexual, mental and physical abuse by Kelly. It also features interviews with some of his former managers and producers. Its release has renewed interest in allegations against Kelly.>> Stop celebrating this music, stop celebrating this man.>> On Wednesday, protesters matched outside his Chicago studio, demanding prosecution.
>> No justice.>> No peace.>> Well, just the day before, a Chicago prosecutor urged anyone alleging abuse by Kelly to come forward.>> We need actual witnesses and victims to have the courage to tell their stories.>> R Kelly is a Chicago native.>> In 1998 he won three Grammy Awards for the hit song I Believe I Can Fly.
Since the documentary aired, several musicians, including John Legend and Chance the Rapper, have publicly denounced him.