Social media users have urged Lady Gaga to speak out about R. Kelly after the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary series caught the attention of authorities.
Gaga collaborated with the disgraced singer on her track “Do What U Want” in 2013, with her previously defending him, admitting there had been “very untrue things” written about both of them.
The collab had everybody talking at the time because it occurred after Kelly stood trial in Chicago on child pornography charges back in 2008. The musician was acquitted.
Gaga then said during a Japan press conference six years ago, “R. Kelly and I have sometimes very untrue things written about us, so in a way this was a bond between us.”
“That we were able to say, the public, they can have our bodies, but they cannot have our mind or our heart. It was a really natural collaboration.”
Twitter users mentioned Gaga in droves after the Lifetime doc aired in the U.S. on Jan. 3, with numerous people bringing up her previous quotes.
The documentary series producer, Dream Hampton, even said she wanted to speak to Gaga as she mentioned her and Kelly’s “Saturday Night Live” performance during a SiriusXM interview.
She shared: “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’.”
ET Canada has reached out to Gaga’s rep for comment.