R&B singer, Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known as R.Kelly has opened up on the controversial stories that turned him into a tabloid regular.
The singer was alleged to be in a relationship with the late Aaliyah who was 15 year old at the time, and in 2008 he was also accused of filming himself having sex with a minor, a case he won in court.
He revealed in an interview with GQ that he doesn’t regret the ‘best friend’ relationship he had with Aaliyah and that once you are found not guilty of charges in a law court be it murder or whatever, then you are not guilty.
“I will never have that conversation with anyone. 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, I can tell you she loved me, we was very close. We were, you know, best best best best friends.”
“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…I said, ‘This girl’s gonna be a star, whether I work with her or not.’ ”
He asserted that he will always maintain that he did nothing wrong with Aaliyah.
“That’s my answer forever. I have nothing to protect myself from. I’m still successful, and I’ve got an album out now, I’m gonna move on after this interview and go to the next interview and do another interview, and these questions are going to be asked,” he concluded on the topic.
“Can’t satisfy everybody, unfortunately. I wish that I could.” Speaking about the child porn case, R Kelly said;
“When a person is found not guilty, they’re found not guilty,” he told GQ. “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.”