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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.
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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.
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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.
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>> 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.
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Since the documentary aired, several musicians, including John Legend and Chance the Rapper, have publicly denounced him.
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