According to the recently-aired documentary series Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning, late singer Aaliyah’s former boyfriend, Damon Dash, has much more to say regarding the notorious relationship between his ex-girlfriend and the disgraced R&B star.
The new documentary continued the story from the first series, which was aired at the beginning of 2019, and reportedly will shed some light on what really happened between Aaliyah and the “I Believe I Can Fly” performer.
The two music stars are believed to have married in secret back in 1994 when Aaliyah was just 15 years old, and Kelly was 27.
Even though neither of them has ever confirmed the story, rumor has it that the “Try Again” singer used a fake ID to go through the wedding ceremony that was provided by her alleged spouse and pretended to be three years older.
In the series, Dash, who had been in a relationship with Aaliyah for one year before her unexpected death in 2001, opens up and claims that his late girlfriend was used as the “sacrificial lamb” for Kelly’s schemes.
Dash also deemed Kelly as being disgusting for marrying someone so young because Aaliyah was just a child at the time.
He said: “Aaliyah was like the sacrificial lamb for all that, bro because she didn’t deserve none of that. Good soul, good girl, and wasn’t even really so resentful — like, ‘Let that man live, but keep him the f— away from me.’ That’s all she wanted, and she was just happy to be away.”
He added: “I know it was the cover-up and all of that, but how does that cover it up? It just made the conversation less crazy, like, ‘Oh, he married a child. That was a headline, that was like, a rumor. That was something talked about like it was normal. It wasn’t like, ‘Ew, disgusting, and you married a 13-year-old.’ It was like, ‘Oh, you married Aaliyah?’ She’s 13.”
Meanwhile, the 52-year-old music star is currently involved with numerous charges such as sexual misconduct, child pornography, and sex-trafficking.
In addition, in the summer of 2019, Kelly was accused of bribing a government official in order to obtain Aaliyah’s fake ID for their alleged wedding ceremony.
Dash is also some accusations when it comes to inappropriate sexual behavior.