Up to date: Oct 16, 2019 13:46 IST
Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 16 (ANI): Singer-songwriter Woman Gaga’s studio album ‘Artpop’ simply received slightly shorter. The star eliminated disgraced singer R. Kelly’s observe ‘Do What U Need’ from her album.
The Grammy-winning singer, who had apologised for the collaboration in January, is re-releasing a brand new model of the album, hanging the observe altogether, reported Fox Information.
Kelly’s track has already been deleted from all of the music streaming platforms and digital downloads amid sexual harassment allegations in opposition to the singer.
A special model of the observe, that includes Christina Aguilera rather than Kelly, might be discovered on streaming and downloading platforms. Nonetheless, this model won’t be featured within the re-release however will nonetheless stand as a single.
In a tweet posted in January, the ‘Shallow’ singer stated that the observe was made throughout a “darkish time” in her life. Within the prolonged social media submit, the ‘A Star Is Born’ singer, who collaborated with Kelly in 2013 recording duet ‘Do What U Need (With My Physique)’, expressed her solidarity with the alleged victims.
“I stand behind these ladies 1000%, consider them, know they’re struggling and in ache, and really feel strongly that their voices needs to be heard and brought severely. What I’m listening to concerning the allegations in opposition to R Kelly is totally horrifying and indefensible,” she wrote in her submit at the moment.
The ‘A Star is Born’ actor additional stated, “As a sufferer of sexual assault myself, I made each the track and video at a darkish time in my life, my intention was to create one thing extraordinarily defiant and provocative as a result of I used to be indignant and nonetheless hadn’t processed the trauma that had occurred in my very own life.”
Gaga is not the one one taking down her collaboration with the disgraced singer. Likelihood the Rapper additionally eliminated ‘Someplace in Paradise’ from streaming platforms after the discharge of ‘Surviving R. Kelly’, a docuseries centered on the ladies that suffered alleged sexual, psychological and bodily abuse by the hands of Kelly.
Kelly has collaborated with various artists together with Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Diddy, Usher, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, amongst many others.
The brand new model of ‘Artpop’ with out Kelly’s track might be downloaded from Gaga’s web site starting from November 11.
Kelly has been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct by a number of ladies over the previous twenty years. Nonetheless, the accusations in opposition to the 52-year-old singer resurfaced within the wake of the current documentary collection ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ that chronicles allegations of abuse, predatory behaviour, and paedophilia in opposition to him. (ANI)