Great figure on the R&B of the 90’s, notably as an author of the title I Believe I Can Fly , R. Kelly pays today to the chronicle after the broadcast a documentary damning the last week. In the documentary Surviving R. Kelly , the long six-hour, broadcast on the cable channel Lifetime, several women accuse the singer of having sexual relations with young girls under the age of 16 years old, when he was major. Other witnesses to ensure that Robert Sylvester Kelly, whose real name, is surrounded by women that he has turned into sex slaves, and who today are completely cut off from their loved ones.
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Lady Gaga has expressed on the subject, as she has recorded in 2013 a song with R. Kelly in which the content, and the title ( Do What U Want (With my Body ), “Do what you want with my body” in French) question in the light of the accusations aimed at the singer. “As a victim of sexual assault myself, I’ve done this song and this video in a dark moment of my life,” explained the star in a message posted on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, on his Twitter account. “My intention was to create something extremely provocative and rebellious”, she added, “because I was angry and I still had not realized the trauma that this has had on my life.”
“I’m sorry for my lack of discernment”
At the sight of the title and the content of the piece, “it is clear at what point my mind was troubled,” wrote one who claims to have been raped, at the age of 19 years, by a music producer whom she has never revealed the identity. “I can’t go back, but I can continue to support women, men and people of all sexual identities, all ethnic origins, who are victims of sexual assault,” continued the singer, stating that she would withdraw the piece of all platforms of online music and that she would work more with R. Kelly. “I’m sorry, both for my lack of discernment when I was young, and also not to have spoken sooner,” she concluded.
In 2017, after an appeal by the movement Time s Up to “cut ties” with the singer, Spotify had already removed from their playlists the songs of R. Kelly.