"I heard first of all this soft voice, but very…a lot of charisma," he recollected for the magazine.
"I saw her as a star the minute I heard her sing and dance...
And I think that a lot of haters out there wanted to see me go down."While he refuses to have any more conversations about the video—"I have to protect myself"—he's no longer concerned about his public association with "that behavior" portrayed in the infamous video. But now I, honestly, don't think about it or could care one way or the other what people think about me," he declared. "I'm a fan of Bill Cosby's from the Bill Cosby show, of course—who's not?
(Her parents later reportedly annulled the marriage.) 100 Best Songs of the Aughts: Aaliyah, ' Try Again' The film, music editor Christopher John Farley.
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.
Social media may be up in arms about the new relationship, but Kelly, grinning at the camera, his arms wrapped around the young girl, clearly doesn’t care. 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.
The rumors of them married were not true, even when Vibe tried to sabotage that statement with publishing what others DID believe as a real marriage license.
The upcoming Lifetime network biopic on late R&B artist Aaliyah will include information about her contentious relationship with R. The two singers were allegedly – and illegally – married in 1994, when Aaliyah was just 15 and Kelly was 27.