Report: Celine Dion Pulling R. Kelly Collab ‘I’m Your Angel’ From Streaming in Light of Sex Abuse Allegations
Celine Dion is apparently pulling a Lady Gaga.
TMZ reports that the Canadian pop icon and her team are working on pulling her collaboration with R. Kelly, "I'm Your Angel," from streaming services in the aftermath of Surviving R. Kelly.
Recorded in 1998, "I'm Your Angel" appeared on Dion's holiday album These Are Special Times. The song was written and produced by Kelly.
The duet was very successful, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, going platinum and earning a Grammy nomination. It lost the Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Award to Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach's "I Still Have That Other Girl."
Dion's reported decision to remove the song comes just days after Gaga removed her own Kelly collaboration, 2013's controversial "Do What U Want," from streaming services.
In a statement, the Enigma star said she "[stands] behind [the abused women] 1000%, believe them, know they are suffering and in pain, and feel strongly that their voices should be heard and taken seriously." She also vowed she would "not be working with" Kelly ever again.
As of 12:30 PM ET, "I'm Your Angel" is still available to stream on Spotify. The music video is still active on Dion's YouTube channel as well.