Lady Gaga’s collaboration with R. Kelly ‘Do What U Want (With My Body)’ has been removed from streaming services.
The song was removed approximately 18 hours after Gaga apologized for working with R Kelly, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.
Official videos for the 2013 song have been removed from YouTube as well, although the provocative American Music Awards performance that year, which nodded to Marilyn Monroe’s sexual relations with President John F. Kennedy (pictured above), remains.
That clip is the property of ABC, which broadcast the show, and not Gaga’s label, Interscope Records.
“I stand behind these women 1000%, believe them, know they are suffering and in pain and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously,” Gaga wrote.
“What I am hearing about the allegations against R Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible. As a victim of sexual assault myself, I made both the songs and video at a dark time in my life, my intention was to create something extremely defiant and provocative because I was angry and still hadn’t processed the trauma that had occurred in my own life.”