Some artists apologizing for working with R. Kelly now that the docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly is the biggest thing to hit television in years. One artist who feels horrible about working with Kelly is Lady Ga Ga. In a tweet she posted yesterday, the singer stated that she was sorry for recording the 2013 song “Do What U Want”. She has vowed to remove the song from iTunes and other streaming services. She also has no plans to ever work with him again.
Matthew Knowles said in an interview with Metro, that in 1998 he was offered the chance for Destiny’s Child to record a song with R. Kelly for their debut album but he turned it down because he had heard too many rumors about how Kelly worked. Also, the set up for the recordings didn’t feel right to Knowles. “The girls were 15, 16. When they went to the bathroom, Tina [Knowles’ then-wife] would go with them. They did not leave our eyes,” Knowles said.
Many other celebrities are speaking up. Ne-Yo was the opening act for R. Kelly’s 2007 tour but dropped off the tour after a week. Ne-Yo has been very outspoken about his feelings towards Kelly.
John Legend who appeared in the Lifetime docuseries, told People.com, “To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn’t feel risky at all,” wrote Legend, 40. “I believe these women and don’t give a f— about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision.”
This story keeps getting crazier and crazier!