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Lady Gaga says she won't work again with singer R.Kelly

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Lady Gaga 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 in recent years of abuse, 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," 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 and taken seriously," she said in her Instagram posting.

Gaga in 2013 released a duet with Kelly called "Do What U Want (With My Body.)"

"I intend to remove the song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again," she wrote on Wednesday. "I'm sorry, both for my poor judgment when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner."

A Chicago prosecutor on Tuesday urged anyone alleging abuse by Kelly to come forward so claims could be investigated.

"There is nothing that can be done to investigate these allegations without the cooperation of both victims and witnesses. We cannot seek justice without you," Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx told a news conference.

The U.S. entertainment industry has been roiled for more than a year by scores of allegations of sexual misconduct against producers, actors and directors, many of whom have lost their jobs or been forced to step down.

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I will never forget a concert I went to in Anaheim back in 1994. It featured Coolio, Warren G, Heavy D and R. Kelly was the closing act. R. Kelly had 3 curtain calls during the concert and there was a point where lights went on, everyone was leaving and he called everyone back because he had more songs to unveil to us. At that point, I found him to be extremely passionate about his music.

Since then, his music has been good even though half of his songs seem to be about sex. Now though, I think twice when I listen to R. Kelly because of constant accusations of pedophilia and owning sex slaves. Any songs about sex from him bring on a whole new meaning.

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About time this guy was relegated to the dustbin of popular culture.

Since then, his music has been good even though half of his songs seem to be about sex.

Most songs are :-)

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So what?  world changing decisions, eh?

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Many in the entertainment industry lecture the rest of the world about morals. Yet, it seems the industry itself has a lot of cleaning up to do.

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It's a pity that the entertainment industry is so rife with depravity. The industry does produce many great movies and some fantastic music. If only the industry would clean up its act, stick to producing more inspiring and wholesome material and avoid lecturing everyone else about morality.

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producing more inspiring and wholesome material

"Wholesome" is a loaded word:

What's wholesome? For example, to some, a nuclear family is wholesome. To others, any loving family regardless of configuration is wholesome.

Is promoting the nuclear family an act of lecturing everyone else about morality? Or is promoting any loving family regardless an act of lecturing?

Artists of either one may simply consider it just wholesome material and not lecturing. Who's right and who's wrong then?

So what's wholesome?

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R. Kelly who?

Gaga in 2013 released a duet with Kelly called "Do What U Want (With My Body.)"

Comedy gold

Gaga is overrated.

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Many in the entertainment industry lecture the rest of the world about morals. Yet, it seems the industry itself has a lot of cleaning up to do.

110% Agreed!

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Gaga is overrated.

They needed a new Madonna, she was the best they could do.

It's a pity that the entertainment industry is so rife with depravity.

I'm not sure there is an industry that isn't.

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I'm not sure there is an industry that isn't.

LOL

I kneejerked and thought of the pet industry then remembered the puppy mills.

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Quote: Gaga in 2013 released a duet with Kelly called "Do What U Want (With My Body.)"

"I intend to remove the song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again," she wrote on Wednesday. "I'm sorry,... for my poor judgment when I was young.”

She he was young in 2013?

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The guy was known for peeing on young girls years before she collaborated with him and she acts surprised to find out that he's a pervert now?

Sorry, Lady Gaga, it's a little late to pretend that you're shocked now that you've already made all your money off of your song with him.

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@lostrune2

So what's wholesome?

That's a question that probably doesn't have an answer we would all agree on. However I would personally suggest that a general shift away from violence towards more positive themes might be a good start.

Followed by curtailing the hard core porn industry with its gutter level sex that reduces women to mere objects of men's animalistic desires. Perhaps replace that trash with themes of romance, good clean fun sex and softer, more realistic erotic content.

In music, how about eliminating rap that has lyrics which demean women and promotes violence towards them?

And then of course there's the personal behavior of many in the entertainment industry......sexual misconduct, pedophilia, drugs and alcohol abuse, etc.

Such changes would help the entertainment industry become a powerful force for good in society.

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extankerToday 02:28 am JSTThe guy was known for peeing on young girls years before she collaborated with him and she acts surprised to find out that he's a pervert now?

Sorry, Lady Gaga, it's a little late to pretend that you're shocked now that you've already made all your money off of your song with him.

That ain't all. He married a 15 year old singer (he had sex with her before that), much of his songs are a bit pornographic in nature, his reactions in concerts with teen fans have shown some gross activity (leading to concert calculations), and he has expressed pedo sentiments several times before.

Lady Gaga has expressed some gross sexual content in some videos herself and in songs like 'Disco Stick'. Now she's trying to put on a 'who, me? Good girl' persona with the 'A Star Is Born' biz but just watch, she'll be Ms. Scuzzy Sleaze again in a couple of years. Madonna did that stunt in the late 80s, then she got extremely sickening and dirty in the next decade with her music, videos and that 'Sex' book.

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Sorry, Lady Gaga, it's a little late to pretend that you're shocked now that you've already made all your money off of your song with him.

That ain't all

Lady Gaga has shown some BDSM content and 'dry-hump' actions in her videos - just like Madonna and has made $M off the imagery as well. And she knew darn well how disgusting R Kelly is.

Celine Dion did a duet with this perv before he even married his teen bride. She hasn't said anything on this.

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