Singer R. Kelly is continuing to face a reckoning from other celebrities and now his lawyer is getting involved.
This week, singer and actor Lady Gaga issued a statement regarding R. Kelly. In 2013, she recorded a song with the rapper, who is now facing sexual abuse allegations, Do What U Want (With My Body).
Gaga said she will remove the song from streaming platforms and added she made the song and video ‘at a dark time in my life’.
‘I think it’s clear how explicitly twisted my thinking was at the time,’ her statement continued. She also said she stands by the women accusing Kelly.
Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, claimed his client has done nothing wrong and accused Gaga of exploiting him.
Greenberg is the latest to speak out on the topic.
In a statement issued to Access, he directly responded to Gaga’s statement. He said her statement exploits Kelly in an effort to win an Oscar. Gaga is currently on the awards circuit for her performance and music in the movie A Star Is Born.
Greenberg stated: ‘Mr. Kelly appreciates that she recognized his immense talent and collaborated with him to help her career, but finds it regrettable that she is now exploiting this controversy to try and help her in her effort to win an Oscar.’
In a more general statement, he said people are now exploiting his client ‘for their 15 minutes of TMZ fame’.