R Kelly’s former entourage say he was having sex with Aaliyah when she was 15.
In the documentary, “Surviving R Kelly”, many people were interviewed about their experiences with R Kelly and his life back then.
The documentary is a 6 part Docu-Series on lifetime.
In the Docu-Series, the first episode includes an interview with a woman named Jovante Cunningham who met R Kelly at 14 years old. She was a backup singer of his.
Cunningham says she was a direct witness to the sexual relations R Kelly had with Aaliyah.
During the interview Cunningham recalls when she found out R Kelly was having sex with 15 year old Aaliyah. She says:
“We were out on the road with Aaliyah. Aa 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.”
When Cunningham was asked to describe what she saw exactly, she said:
Things that an adult should not be doing with a child. I can’t stress to you how people are still suffering behind things that went on 20 years ago.
Demetrius Smith, R Kelly’s former assistant admitted in the documentary that he got false documents that forged Aaliyah’s age for her wedding with R Kelly.
Robert came to me, we were in Miami,” recalls Smith. “Robert said, ‘Man we got Aaliyah in trouble’.” After asking what was the problem, Robert mentioned to me that ‘I think she’s pregnant’. That broke my 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.
Smith continued saying:
I was in the room when they got married. I’m not proud of that. I had papers forged for them when Aaliyah was underaged. It was just a quick little ceremony, she didn’t have on a white dress he didn’t have on a tux. Just every day wear. She looked worried and scared.”
The marriage was annunled in a year, and Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001.