R Kelly has a new girlfriend, Halle Calhoun.He is an undoubted musical genius,the man is one of my musical heroes but sadly his sexual antecedents with underage girls has tarnished what should have been a legacy on par with greats such as Marvin Gaye,Smokey Robinson,Barry White and other legends of black music.
We all know the Aaliyah story with the bump and grind lord,she was the young R and B princess Kelz was meant to have been having affair with right from when she was 14 or thereabouts,he thenmarried her while she was still underage.
Then what followed next was child's play,excuse the pun compared to Aaliyah.
Stories of Mr 12 play and underage girls and videos emerged.It was hard to imagine the talented singer who sang all those uplifting and romantic songs like I believe i can fly,If i could turn back time,when a man loves a woman,engage in those disgusting acts he was reported to have been involved in.
Headlines like the star being arrested or in jail replaced reports of hit records.
Now, he is involved with another teenage girl.This time she is legal and old enough,but people are saying a man of 49 with his history should not be seen with girls around that age,they concluded it just shows he is used to dicing around those quarters.His new 19 year old girlfriend in question is Halle.Kelly sure has made the girl popular,not sure if its for the right reasons though,and she sure seems to be smitten by the Bump and grind singer.
When he’s not trapped in the closet, the R&B superstar has a history of preying on underage girls, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that the 49-year-old is now reportedly dating a teenager.
Rumors about the Black Panties singer and 19-year-old Halle Calhoun have been circulating for some time now, however the two appear to have gone public with their relationship after they allowed themselves to be photographed together at an Atlanta party over the weekend.
Social media may be up in arms about the new relationship, but Kelly, grinning at the camera, his arms wrapped around the young girl, clearly doesn’t care.
Maybe he believes he can fly.
And why shouldn’t he?Lest we forget, has never been found guilty of a s.ex crime—much less done anything approaching hard time for child se.xual abuse—despite the fact that there was a time when the street corners of every major city were littered with vendors flogging bootleg copies of a video showing him engaged in s.ex with, and doing an unspeakable act on, an allegedly underage girl. The girl in the video, was said by her family to have been 14 at the time the tape. The singer was indicted on child p.ornography charges, and that same month, in June 2002, he was arrested again after authorities searched his Florida home and discovered 12 images of an allegedly underage girl—the very same girl from the s.ex tape—on a digital camera inside of a towel inside of a duffel bag. “The images, which police in Polk County, Fla., had confiscated in June, include nine of the girl naked and three of the girl involved in s.exual acts with Kelly, police said,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times. An additional 12 counts of child p.ornography were brought against Kelly.
An additional 12 counts of child p.ornography were brought against the singer.
However, the 12 counts of child p.ornography related to the obtained photos were dropped when a judge ruled that Miami PD did not have probably cause to search his home, and when the sex tape case came to trial, he got off there as well.
There have been a litany of other allegations against him from underage women, but he has been consistently protected by his wealth and power.
In 1994, let’s not forget, Kelly then 27, married his 15-year-old protégé Aaliyah in a secret ceremony. The marriage was annulled shortly after the release of Aaliyah’s R. Kelly-produced debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, whose title track was, of course, written by him,even then he was justifying his cause as seen on the title of the album.
Robert as he is known to those close to him, has over the years, tried to cast his marriage to the late Aaliyah as a kind of crazed and innocent affair, even though it was statutory rape. “Well, because of Aaliyah’s passing, as I’ve always said, out of respect for her mother who’s sick and her father who’s passed, I will never have that conversation with anyone,” he told GQ earlier this year. “Out of respect for Aaliyah, and her mother and father who has asked me not to personally. But I can tell you I loved her, I can tell you she loved me, we was very close. We were, you know, best best best best friends.”
As the allegations have piled up against him, however, that defense has become less and less credible, and a definite pattern has emerged.
In 1996, Tiffany Hawkins, a young woman from Kelly’s native Chicago, filed suit against him claiming she “suffered personal injuries and severe emotional harm because she had s.ex with the singer and he encouraged her to participate in group s.ex with him and other underage girls,” reported the Chicago Sun-Times.
She alleged she was 15 at the time. She sought $10 million in damages and eventually settled for $250,000 in January 1998, just days after giving a seven-hour deposition.
Kelly had got away with it again.
In Aug. 2001, a woman named Tracy Sampson filed a suit against him, claiming that she slept with him when she was 17, reported the Sun-Times. Kelly settled with Sampson for an undisclosed sum, too.
“I think in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, rock music, or pop culture people misbehaving and behaving badly s.exually with young women, rare is the amount of evidence compiled against anyone apart from R. Kelly,” Jim DeRogatis, the Sun-Times reporter who, in 2002, received the video that allegedly depicted him having sex with an underage girl, and has covered the story with ceaseless tenacity ever since told the Village Voice this year. “Dozens of girls—not one, not two, dozens—with harrowing lawsuits. The videotapes—and not just one videotape, numerous videotapes. And not Tommy Lee/Pam Anderson, Kardashian fun video. You watch the video for which he was indicted and there is the disembodied look of the rape victim. He orders her to call him Daddy. He urinates in her mouth and instructs her at great length on how to position herself to receive his ‘gift.’ It’s a rap.e that you’re watching.”
That the justice system has clearly failed many of the young women that the r and b crooner has allegedly seduced is lamentable and all-too-predictable—expensive lawyers and cold hard cash “settlements” are a powerful combination.
But what is truly unforgivable is that while we, the public, know what the singer /song writer/producer is—we have seen it and he continues to rub it in our faces with this latest love affair—we continue to buy his records and watch the TV shows he is in.
In short, we continue to help the record companies make millions for and from this monster.