R. Kelly, 49, allegedly wants to marry his 19 year-old girlfriend, Halle Calhoun.
According to CentricTV, R. Kelly and the young woman have been spotted together many times including in the VIP section at his show in Atlanta. He was also spotted with her at the Gold Room in Atlanta this weekend.
Older men marrying younger women is nothing new. But R. Kelly is known for his questionable behavior in regards to underaged girls. Back in 1994, he legally married the late R&B singer, Aaliyah when she was 15. And lest we forget, the self-proclaimed “Pied Piper of R&B” was charged with 21 counts for child pornography after sex tapes with him and underage girls emerged online. Although he has since denied that it was him in the videos. He was also acquitted from the charges in 2008.
Since the scandal, R. Kelly has been adamant about his innocence. He even walked off the set of a Huffington Post Live! interview earlier this year when asked about the allegations and fans who are tentative to support him.
“I say, ‘F— that,’” he said. “I say I have a lot of fans around the world that love R. Kelly and I’m glad they don’t feel the way she do.”
Of course,Twitter’s reaction was pretty scathing, no doubt propelled by Charlamagne Tha God giving Kelly his “donkey of the day” status earlier this morning. Check out some of responses from Twitter below.
— cheryl (@richgyal22) August 8, 2016
r. kelly is the woody allen of black people
— articuno (@JamesArtimus) August 8, 2016
49 yr old R Kelly is dating a 19 yr old. She's about 5 years older than most girls he dates, so Kelly considers her a cougar.
— Andy Ruther (@AndyRuther) August 8, 2016
R Kelly is so problematic for our culture because we bop all of his songs at the family functions forgetting this man is the biggest creep
— Αρhrodite (@Chloe_Mina) August 8, 2016
Lol people shocked that R Kelly is dating a 19year old. Y'all forget when he was "married" to Aaliyah when she was 14/15 & he was 29??
— S. (@iAmSamm_) August 8, 2016
R. Kelly probably mad he had to drop off his girlfriend at school today.
— Dré (@JusDreG) August 8, 2016