The singer took to Twitter to address controversy over her 2013 collaboration with rapper R Kelly on single Do What U Want.
Gaga said she stands”behind these women 1000 percent” and that the allegations are”dreadful and indefensible
The Poker Face singer said”as a victim of sexual attack myself” she had been at a”dark time in my life” when she collaborated with Kelly.
Gaga, actual name Stefani Germanotta, added she wanted to”create something really defiant and provocative because I was mad and still hadn’t processed the injury that had occurred in my life”.
She added:”I mean to eliminate this song from iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again. I am sorry, both for my bad judgment once I was young, and for not speaking out sooner. I love you.
Kelly Is Currently facing battery of claims that he sexually abused numerous women — including some who had been under-age
The explosive claims concerning the self-proclaimed”Pied Piper of R & B” — whose 30-year career saw him compose songs for Michael Jackson — attribute in a new TV documentary that aired in the US this week.
The six-part series features accounts of alleged female victims that waived their right to anonymity to claim they were sexually abused, bullied into threesomes, impregnated, held prisoner and beaten for looking at other guys.
The content of Surviving R Kelly is so eye-popping that US cops this week launched a fresh probe against the 52-year-old singer.
From the series, backing singer Jovante Cunningham asserts that, like so many of Kelly’s young fans, she had been enticed from out her school to”hang out” in the celebrity’s Chicago music studio in which women lay on beds round the property simply waiting for him. .
Jovante, who was just 14 at the time, said:”The first time I saw sexual activity was when he had one of my teenage friends in a booth with her bent . And we were right there. Not one of us were old.”
She later joined R Kelly, real name Robert Kelly, on tour where she saw him have intercourse on a tour bus with his teenaged protégé Aaliyah, who he got pregnant in accordance with claims by ex-personal assistant Demetrius Smith.
“He destroyed a lot of folks who loved and loved him” Jovante added.
Another capital singer, Lizzette Martinez, fulfilled R Kelly when she was 17. After each of his routine visits to the mall to scout for young girls, she states he took a glow.
Seeing this as her big opportunity to be a singer, she went out for supper with him — and she claims he stuck his tongue down her throat. She claims he afterwards took her virginity.
She advised the program”He tried to get me drunk and took me straight back to a room. It was my first sexual experience. I felt like a sex object.”
She stated the star proceeded to take”possession” of hercontrolling her every move and calling her to talk to other men — not to react to”hello”.
If she ignored his request, she claims she’d be”smacked”.
She says she was also advised to refer to him as”Daddy”, place her hand up if she wanted the toilet and arranged to perform sexual acts on himself in a car while his pals sat in the trunk.
Lizzette — that claims to have miscarried Kelly’s baby as a senior at high school — alleges:”I captured (virus) mononucleosis out of him. My body was paralysed. I had been in ICU for 2 weeks. I almost died and he was nowhere to be discovered.”
Lisa Van Allen is the most famous of all Kelly’s alleged”survivors”.
She initially could not fathom why Kelly chose an interest in her as she was”the youngest girl on place”. But she says she soon found out why.
Lisa said:”He got me on the tour bus and advised me to take my dress off.
“He then suggested sexual acts like oral and sex. I didn’t need to tell him’no’, he might get angry.”
She claimed the singer subsequently introduced to other women and had regular threesomes, persuading her by saying:”If you loved me, then you’ll do these things for me personally.”
Lisa added that among the lovers was a young woman Kelly claimed was his”16-year-old neighbor”.
She says that he took down them to his gym, brought in a mattress, and filmed them having sex.
Lisa said:”I started yelling when we had sex. I didn’t want to do it and he got angry. He was like,’I can not watch this if you’re crying.'”
Not long after, Lisa says she found out the girl was 14 and an aspiring rapper introduced to Kelly by singer Sparkle — a relative of the alleged victim — and subjected the sex tape to assist nail Kelly.
But from the resultant trial in 2008, after six decades of legal delays, he had been found not guilty of 14 counts of earning child porn as the jury could not prove the girl on the tape was a minor.
Lisa also promised she fell pregnant from the singer, but claims to have aborted the baby in panic it’d be female. She explained:”He did these things to somebody else’s child. What would keep him from doing this to mine.”
After the trial, Kelly encouraged fan Jerhonda Pace to his house to thank her for her support after she skipped school to campaign because of his innocence out of court.
It’s alleged he took her virginity when she was only 16 subsequently told her”Continue to inform everyone you’re 19.”
She then alleges he began to abuse her while she had been staying in his house, after telling her she could not eat after she revealed she supported a different basketball team.
She states for three days she survived on water and a couple of peanuts.
She questions what could have been understood by his record label.
Sparkle, real title Stephanie Edwards, claims:”I heard you exec say,’I don’t care if he’s on that tape. We can’t afford to lose him. ”’
Kelly happened to launch his most well-known music around the time of his biggest controversies which, in that era, was sufficient to dampen down his detractors.
TV documentary Surviving R Kelly exposed new under-age abuse claims against the R & B singer.
He even performed in the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Salt Lake City in 2002 — the same year he was billed over the sex tape.
His long-suffering wife Andrea, 44, who Kelly hid his numerous affairs from, says his team could have been greatly involved.
She said:”He can barely write, so who is organising all this? Everybody in his group must know but nobody did anything.”
Backing dancer Andrea wed Kelly within a Colorado hotel room in 1996 at a surprise wedding she knew nothing about beforehand.
They proceeded to have three children, but Andrea was kept concealed in their home where she had been mistreated for the tiniest of things, like pouring milk too cold.
Andrea, who eventually divorced the star in 2009, states:”I called a domestic abuse hotline and from the 17 questions I was asked, only a few of them he didn’t do to me”
The singer’s career was dogged by controversies surrounding his infatuation with young women some of whom filed lawsuits accusing him of sexual misconduct.
Only last year, he had been accused of murdering six women in a sex”cult”.
However, in keeping with his response to accusations in Surviving R Kelly, the singer has denied all claims concerning sexual assault, domestic violence/abuse and sexual misconduct with minors.
His links with younger women became general public due to his connection with Aaliyah, who wed in 1994 when she was just 15 after she lied about her age.