Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Aaliyah's Mother Slams Claims R. Kelly Had Sex With Singer

Aaliyah's Mother Slams Claims R. Kelly Had Sex With Singer

"I told them [the others who had the tape] probably wouldn't just give it back to me, that they would probably need something to give it back", Van Allen said.

The first two parts of the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series aired on Thursday night on Lifetime (watch them here) which put focus on the controversial singer's abusive behavior spanning nearly two decades.

The third and fourth episodes of Surviving R. Kelly air tonight, followed by the final two installments tomorrow night. "I couldn't believe all the stuff that was going down". "When I saw it, it upset me, and I didn't want him to have possession of the tape anymore, because I was in it".

Representatives for R. Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, responded "no comment" to PEOPLE's request for a response to the allegations made in Surviving R. Kelly and interviews with alleged victims in this week's issue of PEOPLE, on stands now.

Kelly allegedly had sex with Aaliyah when she was only 15 years old.

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"Kelly" producer Dream Hampton has described John Legend as a "hero" for agreeing to be interviewed for her documentary series investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against the R&B legend. Anxious and scared. I wanted so much to grab Aaliyah and talk to her. "My reason for declining the R. Kelly [documentary] that I support 10000000 percent is I didn't wanna be in the "good times" portion of the doc, like stanning for his 'genius.' I was asked to talk about his genius", according to The Root. The article reveals how Kelly was sued for $10 million by aspiring singer Tiffany "Tia" Hawkins, who began having a sexual relationship with Kelly in 1991, when she was 15 and he was 24.

"Shame on all those involved in this project who thought it kosher to drag Aaliyah's name into a situation that has nothing to do with her today", she concluded.

Kelly has been accused of having multiple relationships with underaged girls in the '90s, including late songstress Aaliyah.

"I admire them so much and have all the respect in the world for them", she added. We used to sneak Aaliyah out of the hotel room and take her all over the place.

It's been 25 years since R. Kelly first had to answer to the allegations and while he hasn't been found guilty in a court of law, the years of piling evidence, along with movements like Time's Up and #MuteRKelly are certainly signifiers of upcoming retribution. I did not know I was getting married.

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