Lady Gaga has apologised for working with R Kelly and promised to remove the song they made together from streaming services amid fresh allegations of sexual assault against the R&B singer.
A documentary aired in the US last week in which several women came forward to allege Kelly had sexually assaulted them.
Gaga worked on the song Do What U Want with Kelly in 2013 but has now condemned the singer, saying she stands "behind these women 1000%" and that the allegations are "horrifying and indefensible".
The actress, whose latest film A Star Is Born is tipped for Oscar success next month, said "as a victim of sexual assault myself" she was at a "dark time in my life" when she collaborated with Kelly.
Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, added that she wanted 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".
She added: "I intend to remove this song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again. I'm sorry, both for my poor judgement when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner. I love you."
Australian Associated Press