In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, R&B sensation, R.Kelly reflects back on his life.
Although R.Kelly is know for his “Confessions,” there are still some issues the artist won’t go into.
Still to this day, Kellz will not publicly speak on the marriage between him and underage singer Aaliyah who passed away in 2001.
“I will never have that conversation with anyone,” he expressed in the interview. “Out of respect for Aaliyah, and her mother and father who has asked me not to personally. But I can tell you I loved her…”
Kelly did remember his first impression of the young star when he began working as her producer.
“I heard first of all this soft voice, but very…a lot of charisma. I saw her as a star the minute I heard her sing and dance…I said, ‘This girl’s gonna be a star, whether I work with her or not.'”
Overall, he continues to express that nothing happened with Aaliyah that he feels badly about. “Absolutely not,” he asserted. “That’s my answer forever.”
In 2002 R.Kelly had a child pornography case that initially made headlines.
When his case had gone to trial he had been charged with videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl it was 2008. Overall he was found not guilty on all 14 counts.
“When a person is found not guilty, they’re found not guilty. It doesn’t matter if it’s a murder case, it doesn’t matter what case it is, when they’re found not guilty, they’re not guilty. And I think that a lot of haters out there wanted to see me go down.”
Kelly also commented on the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby.
“I’m a fan of Bill Cosby’s from the Bill Cosby show, of course—who’s not?—and for me to give my opinion on something that I have no idea if it’s true or not, all I can say is that it was a long time ago. And when I look on TV and I see the 70-, 80-, 90-year-old ladies talking about what happened when they were 17, 18, or 19, there’s something strange about it. That’s my opinion. It’s just strange.”
Kelly says he will continue to do more interviews because he knows the tabloids are going to ask the same questions and he will have the same answers for each and everyone.
Written By: Marshay Rice