R. Kelly’s Former Employee Says Singer Had Sex With Aaliyah In Front Of Others

January 2, 2019  |  

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As the premiere of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary nears, new details about the singer and his sexual proclivities and deviance are coming to the forefront. In an advance clip from the six-part documentary, Kelly’s former manager shares additional details about the singer’s relationship with the then 15-year-old Aaliyah.

And while many of us know that the two married in 1994, the things shared by those close to Kelly at the time are upsetting, to say the least.

Jovante Cunningham, one of Kelly’s background dancers said that the 27-year-old singer used to have sex with 15-year-old Aaliyah while other people were around.

In the documentary, Cunningham said, ““We were out on the road with Aaliyah on a tour bus, there really aren’t many confined spaces. When you get on the bus there are bunks and so these bunks have little curtains you can pull at night if you don’t want anybody to see you sleeping. So it just so happened we were all laying in our bunks and the curtains are open, everybody’s communicating, laughing. When the [room] door flew open on the bus. Robert was having sex with Aaliyah.”

Kelly’s personal assistant Demetrius Smith said that at one point, Kelly was scared that he had gotten Aaliyah pregnant.

Smith said, “Robert came to me, we were in Miami. Robert said, ‘Man, we got Aaliyah in trouble.” When Smith asked him to explain, Kelly said, “Robert mentioned to me that ‘I think she’s pregnant.’ Smith said, “That broke me heart right there because I really believed him when he said that he wasn’t messing with Aaliyah…Once he told me that I was at a loss for words.”

Still, Smith helped facilitate the wedding between the underaged singer and Kelly.

“I was in the room when they got married. I’m not proud of that. I had papers forged for them when Aaliyah was underage. It was a quick little ceremony, she didn’t have on a white dress. He didn’t have on a tux. Just everyday wear. She looked worried and scared.”

The upcoming doc will feature 50 interviews from Kelly’s victims, former employees and associates, his brothers, and Kelly’s ex-wife will all speak about the singer’s sexual misconduct.

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