A backing singer who worked alongside R. Kelly in the 1990s has come forward with disturbing new allegations about the performer, including a claim that she and several others witnessed him having sex with his 15-year-old protege Aaliyah on a tour bus. There are women decades apart testifying to the kinds of rules that they were subjected to living with this man, dealing with this man. "You have people who have fantasies about different things", Bruce said when asked about the allegations that R. Kelly sexually abused minors.
"Speaking on "Surviving R. Kelly", Legend says: "'I Believe I Can Fly' is a powerful song and it inspired a lot of people, it was just massive". He claimed that he witnessed Kelly and Aaliyah's wedding and helped get false documents so that an underage Aaliyah could Wednesday. It was about commanding what looked like a preteen to do sexual acts at her.
Numerous women came forward in the shocking docuseries in which friends, family, and accusers opened up about their alleged relationships with Kelly, 51, who has been accused of pursuing relationships with underage women - several of whom he allegedly met at the mall or high schools.
Q. There's been much written about the R. Kelly allegations, but do you think a documentary like this could be the biggest step so far in terms of public awareness? "R. Kelly has brought so much pain to so many people", Legend said in one of his interviews.
Kelly's lawyer, Brian Nix, has issued a letter warning the network not to air its documentary that paints the singer as a sex cult leader. You know you want it.' I took it as a joke.
Aaliyah's mother Diane Haughton has adamantly denied the accusation and said it was "lies and fabrications", and accused Jovante of attempting to "sabotage Aaliyah's legacy". The marriage was purportedly annulled within the year as "her parents had the last say". If you have Facebook, people just argue about the title of an article in the comments section. "There are hundreds, probably thousands of tapes made of them [by Kelly] without their permission", Hampton continued. Although the matter went to trial, a jury found Kelly not guilty.
But she could not hold back her emotions after learning Kelly had allegedly begun a sexual relationship with her niece.
Lifetime is moving ahead with its plan to air a documentary on R. Kelly despite a legal threat from the R&B singer.