With all of the accusations made in opposition to R. Kelly in the previous few years, it is loopy to suppose how he hasn’t gotten locked up but. Lifetime’s new documentary Surviving R. Kelly is centred on interviews from his accusers and people who have lived by the singer’s abuse through the years. While the tousled issues he is finished have been alleged, they appear up to now again to a long time in the past when he was mentoring Aaliyah. Many credit score Kellz with Aaliyah’s breakout however, in response to one among his former backup singers, he was having an inappropriate sexual relationship together with her when she was simply 15-years-old.
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The first episode of the docu-series will air on January three and in response to People, an interview with Jovante Cunningham, one among R. Kelly’s former backup singers, will make clear the character of Kellz’ relationship with Aaliyah. Cunningham says she was a direct witness of a number of sexual misconduct crimes by the singer, together with a time she walked in on 15-year-old Aaliyah and 27-year-old R. Kelly having intercourse.
“We had been out on the street with Aaliyah,” says Cunningham. “On a tour bus, there actually aren’t many confined areas. When you get on the bus there are bunks and so these bunks have little curtains you may pull at night time in the event you don’t need anyone to see you sleeping. So it simply so occurred we had been all laying in our bunks and the curtains are open, all people’s speaking, laughing. When the door flew open on the bus. Robert was having intercourse with Aaliyah.”
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When requested about what she noticed, she responded, “Things that an grownup shouldn’t be doing with a baby. I can’t stress to you the way individuals are nonetheless struggling behind issues that went on 20 years in the past.”
R. Kelly and Aaliyah by no means spoke on the character of their relationship however it was extensively reported that the 2 secretly received married with false paperwork made to say Aaliyah was 18-years-old. She would have been 15 on the time.