Chance the Rapper removes R.Kelly collaboration from streaming services
Chance the Rapper has made decision to remove his track with R.Kelly 'Somewhere in Paradise' from all streaming services.
Chance the Rapper has removed his 2015 R. Kelly collaboration from streaming services, amid the sexual assault allegations made against the R&B star.
The 25-year-old rapper and singer has taken down his track 'Somewhere in Paradise', after allegations against R. Kelly were brought to light in the new Lifetime documentary series 'Surviving R. Kelly', which Chance actually appears in.
The final episode of the series includes an interview with the 'No Problem' hitmaker in which the rapper states he made a "mistake" when he recorded the track with Kelly, and Chance also took to Twitter to apologise to fans.
He said: "I apologise to all of his survivors for working with him and for taking this long to speak out."
Chance is not the only artist to pull their collaboration with Kelly, after Celine Dion was reported to have pulled her track 'I'm Your Angel' from her holiday album 'These are Special Times' in an attempt to distance herself from the singer.
Lady Gaga has also chosen to take down 2013 track 'Do What U Want' and took to social media to condemn Kelly.
In a lengthy post, she wrote: "I can't go back, 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.
"I have demonstrated my stance on this issue and others many times throughout my career. I share this not to make excuses for myself, but to explain.
"Til it happens to you, you don't know how it feels. But I do know how I feel now. 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 judgment when I was young, and for not speaking out sooner".