Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration, calls sexual assault allegations ‘horrifying'

R. Kelly has faced these allegations for over two decades

Late last night, Lady Gaga posted a lengthy note on Twitter apologizing for a 2013 duet with Kelly and vowing to see it removed from streaming services.

The allegations against the 51-year-old singer, best known for his hit I Believe I Can Fly, are subject to criminal prosecution in several USA states including IL, where Kelly lived as a resident of Chicago.

Gaga called the allegations against Kelly "absolutely horrifying and indefensible" and after acknowledging that she, too, is the victim of sexual assault, she went in detail about the genesis of their joint song and video, which she said was created "at a dark time in my life".

In response, the United States singer posted a lengthy statement to her Twitter account yesterday saying she was sorry for her "poor judgement" in writing the song when she was younger and for "not speaking out sooner". The six-part documentary series featured interviews with dozens of women who accused the performer of sexual assault and misconduct.

Gaga is, of course, hoping for an Oscar for Best Actress for her work on the blockbuster she co-headlined with Bradley Cooper.

"Surviving R. Kelly" aired over three nights on Lifetime and has renewed interest in allegations against Kelly.

"The recent allegations against entertainer R. Kelly in the recent Lifetime documentary series are deeply, deeply disturbing", Foxx told CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan. He denies any wrongdoing.

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He added: 'And I didn't really wanna know what he did to the extent that I might feel the need... to deal with it.

Lady Gaga poses for photographers as she arrives for the National Board of Review Awards gala in New York City, New York, US, January 8, 2019.

Meanwhile, the documentary has prompted fresh investigations into R Kelly in Chicago and Atlanta.

In response to the positive feedback he received as a result, he tweeted: "To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all..."

What about you? Gaga will be REMOVING this song from all digital platforms as a gesture of support to all the sexual abuse victims of R. Kelly reported by the press. This s**t been going on for years and people been looking the other way'.

Gaga noted that she was not trying to use the apology to "make excuses" and promised to take action.

"I wanted to know how Lady Gaga could be on "SNL" with him as someone who advocates for domestic abuse survivors and was, you know, had this ridiculous performance with him on 'SNL, '" Hampton said.

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