Lady Gaga Apologizes for R. Kelly Collaboration: ‘I Stand Behind These Women 1000 Percent’

Lady Gaga, the pop singer and Academy Award hopeful for her role in "A Star Is Born," became the latest musician to apologize for collaborating with R. Kelly, the R&B singer who has long been accused of sexual misconduct and preying on teenagers, after the broadcast of an explosive investigative documentary detailing the allegations against him.

In a post across her social media channels just after midnight on Thursday, Lady Gaga said she was sorry for making the song "Do What U Want" with Kelly in 2013 and pledged to remove the track from iTunes and other streaming platforms.

"I’m sorry, both for my poor judgment when I was young and for not speaking out sooner," she wrote, citing her own trauma from being sexually assaulted.

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