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Lady Gaga has been in hot water this week. With all of the allegations surrounding R&B singer R. Kelly, fans have been saying that Gaga should speak out about the song she worked on with him. Gaga has been open about the fact that she's a survivor of sexual assault, and she collaborated with R. Kelly on a song in 2013. Lady Gaga released a statement yesterday saying she decided to take their song off iTunes. 

Lady Gaga fans want her to speak out. 

Fans of Lady Gaga have been wanting her to speak out against R&B singer R. Kelly. He has been accused of sexual assault allegations for a while, but now an investigation is looking into those claims because of the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly.

Gaga worked with R. Kelly.

Lady Gaga and R. Kelly worked on a song together back in 2013 called "Do What U Want (With My Body)." The song was also featured on her 2013 release Artpop.

With the allegations against R. Kelly, fans want Gaga to speak out against him. 

Now that the sexual assault allegations against R. Kelly have resurfaced, fans want to know why it has taken her so long to speak on the issue. 

Fans are especially surprised since Gaga worked with him at a time when these allegations against him were known. It is said that R. Kelly has been accused of assaulting various women for over 20 years. 

Gaga is a sexual assault survivor.

She has been open about an assault that happened to her when she was 19. She even co-wrote the song "Til It Happens To You" for the documentary The Hunting Ground, a film about sexual assault on college campuses. 

Lady Gaga released a statement.

Last night, Gaga released a statement via Twitter expressing her views on her song with R. Kelly. "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."

She was "at a dark time in my life" when she made the song. 

In the statement, she goes on to say that she doesn't stand behind R. Kelly or his actions. She was younger at the time of the song and says she wants to move forward "and continue to support women, men, and people of all sexual identities, and of all races, who are victims of sexual assault."

She's taking the song off music platforms and will not work with him again. 

It hasn't happened as of the publishing of this post, but Gaga has said that she and her team will take the R. Kelly collaboration off streaming sites, and she will never work with him again. She finalizes the statement by apologizing for "poor judgment when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner."

People are buying the song while they still can. 

The news of Lady Gaga taking the song off streaming platforms has caused a surge in sales. As of this post, "Do What U Want" is 28 on the iTunes top songs list. 

Some people aren't happy about the apology. 

Some say that Gaga took too long to respond to the allegations. They're saying she cares only about certain people, or only spoke out because she was pressured to. 

Perez Hilton chimed in. 

Celebrity blogger Hilton also spoke out about the situation. On Twitter, he said that she must have known about R. Kelly when she worked with him, because "in 2013 we all knew the kind of person that R. Kelly is."

Others are glad she spoke out.

Many are happy that Gaga spoke out at all. Others are upset because she didn't say anything as soon as the allegations resurfaced. Some are defending her, saying that because she's a survivor herself, she just doesn't want to be associated with him. 

Some people don't understand why others are mad. This tweet speaks on the issue that so many people are willing to cancel R. Kelly, but they're not willing to look into the actions of or allegations about other artists. 

This Tweet points out that Lady Gaga still follows R. Kelly on Twitter. We checked. If she did, she doesn't anymore.