Lady Gaga vows never to work with R. Kelly again

The Witness - - NEWS -

LOS AN­GE­LES — Lady Gaga (pic­tured) has vowed to re­move a duet she recorded with R&B singer R.Kelly from stream­ing ser­vices and never col­lab­o­rate with him again.

Her com­ments, in a lengthy In­sta­gram post late on Wednesday, fol­lowed a new tele­vi­sion doc­u­men­tary in which mul­ti­ple women ac­cuse Kelly of sex­ual mis­con­duct, some­times with mi­nors.

Kelly (52), the Chicago singer and record pro­ducer best known for hit song I Be­lieve I Can Fly, has re­peat­edly de­nied ac­cu­sa­tions of abuse in re­cent years, in­clud­ing those made in the new doc­u­men­tary.

The Grammy-winning singer was tried and ac­quit­ted on child pornog­ra­phy charges in Chicago in 2008.

His attorney has not re­sponded to Reuters re­quests for com­ment about the six-hour doc­u­men­tary Sur­viv­ing R.Kelly, that was broad­cast last week on the Life­time chan­nel.

It fea­tures in­ter­views with sev­eral women mak­ing on-cam­era al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual, men­tal and phys­i­cal abuse by Kelly, as well as in­ter­views with some of his for­mer man­agers and pro­duc­ers. Reuters is un­able to in­de­pen­dently ver­ify the ac­cu­sa­tions.

Gaga said she be­lieved the women and found the doc­u­men­tary “ab­so­lutely hor­ri­fy­ing”.

“I stand be­hind these women 1000 per­cent, be­lieve them, and know they are suffering and in pain, and feel strongly that their voices should be heard ...” she said on In­sta­gram. — Reuters.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.