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Aaliyah Biopic Will Feature Alleged Marriage To R. Kelly


(AllHipHop News) Three months after Aaliyah informed the world Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, the then 15 year old Aaliyah allegedly married one of the album’s key contributors: R. Kelly. In the upcoming Lifetime biopic on the life of Aaliyah, the songstresses’ alleged marriage will be explored according to the film’s executive producer. Aaliyah: Princess of R&B is based on the Aaliyah biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman written by Christopher John Farley. According to the film’s executive producer, Debra Martin Chase speaking with The New York Daily News’ Page Six, Aaliyah’s “Aaliyah’s personal and professional relationship with R. Kelly will be explored”:

Aaliyah’s personal and professional relationship with R. Kelly will be explored with care in the film as we set out to depict her life with the utmost respect. Above all else, it’s our hope to inspire an entirely new generation with her music and larger-than-life talent.

In the mid-90s, Vibe Magazine released an alleged marriage certificate between Kelly and Aaliyah. The parents of Aaliyah allegedly had the marriage annulled as the alleged certificate placed the 15 year old singer’s age at 18. Last December Chicago Sun Times music journalist Jim DeRogatis spoke with The Village Voice and revealed the full details R. Kelly’s alleged sextape with an underage teen back in 2002. During his interview he explained how Aaliyah’s mother was displeased with the affect Kelly had on her daughter:

I had Aaliyah’s mother cry on my shoulder and say her daughter’s life was ruined, Aaliyah’s life was never the same after that. That’s not an experience you’ve had. I’m not expecting you to feel the same way I do.

Check out DeRogatis’ full interview, which includes court documents from the case, here.

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  • @44wade

    why is r kelly not in prison

    • ancientGOD83

      Because they figured the pied piper, research that folk tale, could molest young girls nationwide with his childish way of making sexual music. And it worked so while the formula worked, they paid off his real troubles.

    • whatupdoe

      Was thinking same thing. He’s a straight up pervert.

    • Her parents where ok with it at first

    • Ryan Cole

      Because every time he gets in trouble, he goes and makes a hit song, and everybody forgets. It’s exactly how it happened on “The Boondocks.”

    • petty crimes

      He really should be kept as far away from teenage girls as possible. Dude is sick. I wouldn’t allow my daughter around him….if I had one.

  • johnblacksad

    Just capitalizing…

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  • Ryan Cole

    What “alleged” marriage? It happened.

    • granky161

      Right lol like there ain’t no copy of their marriage certificate online and like they were everywhere together back in the day but I’m sleep tho….

  • Markus

    Something should have been done a long time ago about Kelly. Pedophiles do not retire.

    • Immortal

      They just make movies and get away with it then get mad when Chappelle makes jokes on them

      • Markus

        Hilarious and true.

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  • granky161

    Welp you can’t tell her story without mentioning him. R.Kelly wrote and produced her entire debut album.