R Kelly

Lady Gaga breaks her silence on R Kelly

It comes after the broadcast of a new documentary about Kelly, which detailed allegations of sexual and physical abuse against women and underage girls, spanning several decades.

Gaga called the stories "horrifying" and "indefensible", adding: "I stand behind these women 1000%".

Kelly has denied all the allegations.

His lawyer also dismissed the documentary as "another round of stories" being used to "fill reality TV time".

R Kelly documentary premiere evacuated after threats

"The location was evacuated, no shots were fired. No arrests have been made and the investigation is onoging," New York Police Department told the BBC.

The six-part series focuses on the women who have accused the singer of sexual misconduct, which he denies.

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke was among several panellists at the screening.

She tweeted: "The worst of it isn't the threat though because it didn't appear to be credible, but the survivors who had to endure his harassment. #MuteRKelly"

Time's Up Movement targets R Kelly after Cosby trial

The decision, led by the Women of Colour (WOC) group, includes director Ava Duvernay and singer Janelle Monae.

Labels, businesses and music venues promoting Kelly are to be targeted. He denies all the allegations.

A statement urged women to dream "free from sexual assault, abuse and predatory behaviour".

"We demand appropriate investigations and inquiries into the allegations of R. Kelly's abuse made by women of colour and their families for over two decades now," it reads.