Céline Dion, R Kelly Duet Pulled From Streaming Platforms
Céline Dion’s 1998 duet with R Kelly is being pulled from streaming services in the wake of the docu-series Surviving R Kelly, which contained allegations of sexual misconduct against Kelly.
“I’m Your Angel,” which was also written and produced by Kelly, was first included on Dion’s These are Special Times album. The song, which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, earned a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
Sony Music said Dion’s management requested that the track be removed from streaming platforms. Dion has not made any public comment about working with Kelly.
Last week, Lady Gaga apologized for recording 2013's “Do What U Want (With My Body)” with the R&B singer and promised to take it off streaming services.
“I can’t go back,” Gaga said in a statement shared on social media, “but I can go forward and continue to support women, men, and people of all sexual identities, and of all races, who are victims of sexual assault.”
Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg called the Lifetime docu-series “disgusting” and said the “disgruntled” women making the accusations are lying.
“The allegations aren’t true because he never knowingly had sex with an underage woman, he never forced anyone to do anything, he never held anyone captive, he never abused anyone,” said Greenberg.