R. Kelly’s name has been dragged through the mud after being in prison on a separate federal indictment that includes child pornography, sexual exploitation of children and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Government.
An alleged associate of the rapper had pleaded guilty to setting the rapper’s ex-girlfriend’s car on fire as well. The disgraced rapper’s sex trafficking trial is set to take place in August.
Now it seems he has been accused of more shocking things. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, it was claimed by prosecutors that R. Kelly had someone on his team “pay an Illinois state employee $500 to create a fake ID in 1994” for the late singer Aaliyah. This was done so that he could let him marry her when she was only 15-years-old. Kelly is accused of marrying Aaliyah in order to keep her from testifying against him.
On top of that, R. Kelly has been accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy. This took place in 2006, where he met the boy at a McDonald’s and invited the teen to his studio after the boy expressed that he wanted to pursue a career in the music industry.
It was said that Kelly allegedly asked the teen how far he would go in order to make it in the industry before the two were said to have engaged in sexual contact. It was further claimed that the boy introduced Kelly to a “close male friend who was 16 or 17,” and the singer has been accused of having a sexual relationship with the male friend as well.
With the trial set to take place in August, it is likely R. Kelly will be behind bars for a very long time, even if his lawyers asked judges to postpone the trial.