But I can tell you I loved her, I can tell you she loved me, we was very close.
However, the 12 counts of child pornography related to the obtained photos were dropped when a judge ruled that Miami PD did not have probably cause to search Kelly’s home, and when the sex tape case came to trial, Kelly got off there as well.
In 1994, let’s not forget, Kelly, then 27, married his 15-year-old protégé Aaliyah in a secret ceremony.
The marriage was annulled shortly after the release of Aaliyah’s R.
Kelly-produced debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, whose title track was, of course, written by Kelly.
Kelly has, over the years, tried to cast his marriage to the late Aaliyah as a kind of crazed and innocent affair, even though it was statutory rape.
“Well, because of Aaliyah’s passing, as I’ve always said, out of respect for her mother who’s sick and her father who’s passed, I will never have that conversation with anyone,” he told GQ earlier this year.
“Out of respect for Aaliyah, and her mother and father who has asked me not to personally.
Rumors about the Black Panties singer and 19-year-old Halle Calhoun have been circulating for some time now, however the two appear to have gone public with their relationship after they allowed themselves to be photographed together at an Atlanta party over the weekend. Kelly, lest we forget, has never been found guilty of a sex crime—much less done anything approaching hard time for child sexual abuse—despite the fact that there was a time when the street corners of every major city were littered with vendors flogging bootleg copies of a video showing Kelly engaged in sex with, and urinating on, an allegedly underage girl.
The girl in the video, who was referred to by name by Kelly in the footage, was said by her family to have been 14 at the time the tape.
Kelly was indicted on child pornography charges, and that same month, in June 2002, he was arrested again after authorities searched his Florida home and discovered 12 images of an allegedly underage girl—the very same girl from the sex tape—on a digital camera inside of a towel inside of a duffel bag.
“The images, which police in Polk County, Fla., had confiscated in June, include nine of the girl naked and three of the girl involved in sexual acts with Kelly, police said,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times.