(CNN) – Lady Gaga has apologized for collaborating with R. Kelly and has said she plans to withdraw her 2013 single from broadcast services.
A recent life-time documentary cheating accusation of assault, predator and pedophilia against Kelly and Gaga has been criticized for not condemning him. Kelly denied the charges.
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Gaga sang "Do what you want with my body" (Do whatever you want with my body) had a collaborative Kelly, controversial at the time because the R&B singer was tried in Chicago because of child pornography years before the release of the single. Kelly was acquitted.
"As a victim of sexual assault, I made both the song and the video in a dark moment in my life, my purpose was to create something extremely challenging and provocative because I was angry and had not treated trauma that occurred in my own life," said Lady Gaga. in a statement.
"The song is titled" Do what you want (with my body) ", I think it's clear how explicitly I twisted that moment".
He said he wouldn't work with Kelly again.
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"I'm going to remove this song from iTunes and other playback platforms and won't be working on it again," he said. "Sorry, both for my lack of judgment when I was young, and for not having spoken before."
During a press conference in 2013, Gaga explained her collaboration in the song.
"About R. Kelly and about me sometimes it's written very fake things, so somehow this was a bond between us," he said. "We could tell the audience that they can have our bodies, but they can't have our minds or our hearts, it was a very natural collaboration."
The couple also made a sexually provocative presentation on "Saturday Night Live" at that time.
During an interview at SiriusXM, the documentary producer "Surviving R. Kelly," Dream Hampton said she wished Gaga could have spoken to her about the project.
"I wanted to know how Lady Gaga could be in" SNL "with him as someone defending the survivor of domestic violence, and doing this ridiculous performance with" SNL, "Hampton says.
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There had already been protests from Gaga, who has defended the moves #MeToo and Time & # 39; s Up to speak to Kelly, and these calls increased following Hampton's statements.
"Survivor R. Kelly" aired for three nights on Lifetime and renewed interest in the claims against Kelly.
On Tuesday, a Chicago lawyer said his office had been in contact with two families related to the allegations against Kelly since the series was sent. He could also meet a survey in Georgia, where a lawyer for the family of Joycelyn Savage, one of the women featured in the documentary, said that Fulton County plaintiff is investigating Kelly.
Joe Sutton of CNN contributed to this report