The marriage between R. Kelly and singer Aaliyah, who was just 15 years old at the time, was always a highly controversial topic around the singer and has contributed heavily to the negative reputation he has been suffering from lately.
Recently, more reports have come out on that front, further implicating Kelly in inappropriate activities in relation to his marriage, and painting his situation in an even worse light.
According to recent reports, the marriage between the two was never even supposed to happen, but Kelly managed to bribe his way through government officials in order to see it through.
There was already suspicion that Kelly had used bribes to achieve his goal, but this is probably the first time that the public is seeing an actual official confirmation of that.
Kelly, as usual, has refused to comment on the situation and has been avoiding public contact for the most part. Many seem to see that as an indirect admission of guilt.
Others have been more balanced in their approach towards the artist, keeping in mind that he is currently going through a lot in his life.
In any case, things definitely do not seem to be going well for Kelly right now, and the R&B legend might have to face a lot of trouble in the coming months if his situation continues going in the same direction.
However, at the same time, he has not shown any signs of actually caring too much about his troubled state.
One observer had this reaction: “I used to love R kelly and his songs as a teenager and young adult. I never heard about any of this until recently. It amazes me how well this was hidden from public knowledge. Now every time I hear a song I think what little girl was this about. It makes me sick, and I don’t want even to hear the song. I never put thought into the meaning of his songs being so sexual when I was young and just thought they were good songs and a good hit, but really it was another disgusting manipulation and abuse of an innocent girl who thought she was gonna make it somewhere other than being his sex slave in random prison rooms. Rot in jail, R kelly.”
A second commenter replied: “They are going to get him by any means necessary..”
A fan said Aaliyah should be let out of this mess because she is no longer here to defend her name.
This person stated: “How dare them to bring the beautiful late Aaliyah name up in this scandal bullsh*t!!!!!!!!!”
Another follower claimed: “Wow. What’s the statute of limitations on that one.”
This might also indicate that the feds do not have a strong case against him since a lot of the accusers have holes in their stories.