A former Kelly dancer / singer gave an eerily similar story during an interview featured in the Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly”.
As R. Kelly The criminal case continues in Brooklyn, New York, as witnesses say they saw firsthand the disgraced R&B singer’s relationship with Aaliyah.
A previously called witness Jane doe spoke up on Monday and said she caught Kelly giving Aaliyah a blowjob in the back of a tour bus in the early 90s, per The Huff Post.
The witness, who identified himself as just “AngelaIs the 10th witness to testify. She told the court that she worked as a background dancer for Kelly. She claims that she and another woman were playing a prank game during their tour. At one point, they decided to play a joke on Kelly. Angela claimed that she “opened the door slightly and saw Robert and Aaliyah in a sexual situation”.
According to Angela, Kelly’s head was between Aaliyah’s legs as he was on his knees. Aaliyah was underage at the time of the alleged incident.
Additionally, Angela says she too started sex with Kelly when she was just 14. According to her testimony, Kelly’s sexual relationship with Aaliyah began when Aaliyah was only 13 years old.
This isn’t the first time someone who worked in Kelly’s camp during this time has claimed to have stepped on Kelly and Aaliyah. During the docuseries life Survivor of R. Kelly, Kelly’s former backing vocalist / dancer Jovante Cunningham told producers she ran into Kelly and Aaliyah in the back of a tour bus. It is assumed that Cunningham is the witness known as “Angela” who testified, but there is no official confirmation.
After the docuseries aired, Aaliyah’s mother released a statement refuting Cunningham’s claims.
“My husband and I were always on tour with [Aaliyah] and interviews and wherever she has been throughout her career ”, the declaration read in part. “Whoever this woman is [who is making the allegations], I have never seen her before anywhere on planet Earth, until now.
Aaliyah’s mother, Diane Haughton, also called the Cunningham story “lies and fabrications”.
Kelly and Aaliyah married illegally in August 1994. At the time, Aaliyah was 15 and Kelly 27. Kelly’s former road manager Demetrius smith testified that Kelly married Aaliyah to avoid jail because he believed Aaliyah was pregnant with her baby, leGrio Previously reported. Smith admitted to helping orchestrate the illegal union by bribing an Illinois government employee $ 500 for fake ID. The ID indicated that Aaliyah’s age was 18, although a date of birth was missing.
Norman Edmond, the minister who performed the illegal ceremony also testified, claiming he did it to be of service to a mutual friend, but did not know who Aaliyah and R. Kelly were. He also claimed he was asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, but refused. He said he couldn’t tell how old Aaliyah was at the time of the wedding because her hair covered her face.
Aaliyah’s parents had the marriage annulled in 1996. To this day, her family, with the exception of her uncle and former record company owner Barry hankerson, denies that there was a relationship between Kelly and the late R&B singer.
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