The Pussycat Dolls Are Removing Their R. Kelly Collab “Out Of This Club” From Streaming Services

The Pussycat Dolls are erasing their collaboration with R. Kelly.

The music industry is taking a stand against R. Kelly.

Following Lady Gaga’s very public and heartfelt letter to fans explaining her reasoning for collaborating with Kelly on 2013 ARTPOP track, “Do What U Want,” the singer decided it’d be best to remove the track off streaming platforms like Apple Music and Spotify. It was the first domino in line and created a cascading effect for others who’ve collaborated with R. Kelly over the years.

Celine Dion is reportedly in the process of removing her No. 1 R. Kelly hit, “I’m Your Angel,” off the Internet. Chance The Rapper removed “Somewhere in Paradise” after saying, “making a song with R. Kelly was a mistake.” Ciara is also reportedly removing “Promise.”

Next up? The Pussycat Dolls. TMZ reports the group’s label (wait, they have a label?) Interscope is in the process of getting “Out Of This Club” pulled.

Undeniably, the song is a jam.

Copy + pasting this excerpt from the Celine article: I’m torn on this. There’s no doubt R. Kelly is a monster, but does an artist removing their collab with him change the past? Or is it a PR tool? No one will fault Gaga or the Pussycat Dolls for removing the song, but where’s the line? If musicians/actors started making their work unavailable based on peoples’ past, there would be nothing left. Then again, I get not wanting to have an alleged sexual abuser/pedophile attached to your work and why it’s important to draw a line in the sand and take a stand for the victims.