In 1994, R. Kelly married Aaliyah when she was underage.— Pitchfork (@pitchfork) December 5, 2019
Now, he’s being hit with a new charge alleging that he bribed a government official in order to marry her. https://t.co/vr7UC7uVHf
He Whomst Can't Read and Can't Get Out of Jail has finally faced some charges regarding his 1994 "marriage" to Aaliyah. He has been charged by federal prosecutors for bribing a public official to fake documents to make it seem that Aaliyah was 18 years old so they could get married without her parents' permission. Aaliyah, who tragically died in 2001 was only 15 at the time and could not legally consent to marriage. Predator Illiterate is also facing a myriad of federal charges including racketeering and the abuse of minors.