Dame Sprint Speaks On Aaliyah’s Marriage To R. Kelly

Within the wake of Lifetime’s bombshell investigative docu-series Surviving R. Kelly, on the long-standing allegations casting a darkish shadow over R. Kelly’s music profession, he has since been locked away behind bars for 2019. In keeping with quite a few experiences, the disgraced Chicago R&B artist faces a number of state and federal fees pertaining to sex-trafficking, kidnapping, bribery, and little one pornography courting again to over a decade in the past. 

On Thursday (Jan. 2), the tv community will premiere the sequel to the sequence Surviving R. Kelly Half II: The Reckoning that may characteristic new interviews and extra perception into the following authorized case in opposition to the fallen R&B star. 

Forward of the sequence’ televised premiere tonight, TMZ has completely obtained a preview of Dame Sprint’s look on The Reckoning. Within the minute-long clip revealed to the outlet’s web site on Thursday (Jan. 2), the Roc-A-Fella co-founder shared a few of his private misgivings regarding Kelly’s predatory relationship along with his former protégé, late R&B songstress Aaliyah. In 1994, the 27-year-old Kelly unlawfully married Aaliyah when she was solely 15 years outdated. The wedding was later annulled by Aaliyah’s mother and father, and he or she would go on to this point Sprint earlier than her premature dying in 2001. 

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“Aaliyah was just like the sacrificial lamb for all of that as a result of she didn’t deserve none of that,” Dame mirrored. He continued explaining what he perceived as Aaliyah’s modified emotions in the direction of Kelly after the wedding was annulled.

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“[She was] a great soul, [a] good woman, and [she] wasn’t even resentful, like ‘let that man dwell however simply hold him the f**okay away from me.’ That’s all she wished. She was simply comfortable to be away [from Kelly],” he said. 

“I do know the entire story,” he added. “I do know it was the quilt up and all of that. However how does that cowl it up? It simply made the dialog much less loopy. Like ‘Oh, he married a baby? That was a headline. That was like, a rumor. That was one thing talked about prefer it was regular. It wasn’t like ‘Ew, disgusting. You married a 13-year-old.’ It was like ‘Oh, he married Aaliyah?’ She’s 13!”

Presumably, one of many producers behind the digital camera sai that Aaliyah was 15 years outdated on the time of the unlawful union, to which the media mogul responded, “I don’t need to be correct as a result of I don’t care. 15, 13, something beneath 18 is disgusting. She was a baby.”

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Surviving R. Kelly Half II: The Reckoning begins airing this Thursday (Dec. 2). The three-part occasion will conclude on Saturday (Dec. four). 

Watch Dame Sprint’s preview clip right here.

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