By Shanon Lee
Ahead of the January 3rd premiere of Lifetime‘s new documentary, Surviving R. Kelly, reports of the defamed R&B star’s marriage to late singer Aaliyah have resurfaced.
R&B singer and producer R. Kelly secretly wed a then 15-year-old Aaliyah in 1994, the same year her solo album debuted. Kelly met Aaliyah at the age of 12 and produced music for her, three years later they tied the knot. Though Kelly denies reports, the press uncovered a marriage certificate.
The marriage was reportedly annulled, but Kelly continues to deny their nuptials – claiming they were close friends. Aaliyah was tragically killed in a plane crash at the age of 22.
Along with allegations of sexual misconduct by various women, the Lifetime documentary includes the testimony of a former backup singer that claims Kelly had sex with Aaliyah on a tour bus occupied by his entourage when she was only 15 and he was 27.
For decades, Kelly has been accused of sexually abusing girls and women – often under the guise of helping them with a music Click here to read entire article