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A new day brings more new R. Kelly criticism, and this time in the form of a newly surfaced clip that appears to debunk earlier claims that the singer was unaware Aaliyah was underage when they illegally married.

Kelly’s camp has in the past denied that he knew the late pop star was just 15 when they wed in secret in 1994.

However, a documentary filmed that same year has the controversial R&B crooner discussing Aaliyah’s age as he worked on her debut album.

“Right now I’m producing a very talented lady – a young lady. She’s 14, Aaliyah. She’s real street,” Kelly says in the clip above.

Kelly and Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash in 2001, later appeared in a “Video Soul” interview in 1994 where she refuses to tell the host her real age, saying that it’s “a secret”. They also played coy when asked about the nature of their relationship. But shortly after the interview, the duo reportedly married in an Illinois hotel room.

The New York Times reports that the marriage certificate listed Aaliyah’s age as 18 but she would have been 15 at the time and Kelly was in his late 20’s. The marriage was ultimately annulled.

Last week, Kelly’s new attorney Steven Greenberg, denied that the singer knew of Aaliyah’s real age at the time of their wedding.

The news comes in the wake of Lifetime’s docu-series “Surviving R Kelly,” in which multiple women accuse Kelly of sexual abuse.

R. Kelly has denied these claims and Greenberg told the Associated Press“The allegations aren’t true because he never knowingly had sex with an underage woman, he never forced anyone to do anything, he never held anyone captive, he never abused anyone.”

TMZ reported that Kelly’s lawyers fired off a cease and desist letter to Lifetime ahead of the six-part docuseries. The network didn’t respond so now he wants to follow through with the legal threat.

Meanwhile, Kelly’s label, RCA/Sony, has pulled all financial backing for new projects — and prosecutors in 2 cities have made pleas for potential witnesses and victims to come forward to help bring charges against him.

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9 thoughts on “Resurfaced Clip Proves R. Kelly Knew Aaliyah Was 15 When They Got Married [Watch]

  1. ladyjkallie@gmail.com on said:

    The mother made a statement “My Husband and I were always on tour with her and at interviews and every place she went throughout her entire career.” Did anybody see them in the clip?

  2. amonre on said:

    This is old news again this is nothing new the parents knew what was going on R Kelly is wrong as can be. He’s got issues no question. But the black media has to be careful ….There so many sides to this story i do not think that we will ever get to the bottom of what really going on…?

  3. Debra Harris on said:

    Just like her mother tried to say that it wasn’t true and she knew all along But that’s What Greed will do for some, sale their young daughters for money

    • Passing Through!! on said:

      Yes, she knew and didn’t put his sick ass in jail for having sex with her underage daughter. And here we are again, had she put morals ahead of money and her daughter’s image and being famous he would still be in prison.

  4. Passing Through!! on said:

    Why does anything needs to be proven with this phedo child molester when there’s already a video of him screwing a 14 year old against the hot tub in his basement.

    • Ted Gravely on said:

      Passing Through- #truth. Now in no way am I condemning her parents, but they must have taken the invisible man potion. I didn’t see them at the grill or studio.

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