Final arguments as the prosecution rests: R. Kelly’s rules protected him, prosecutors in sex trial say

NEW YORK  — R. Kelly got away with sexually abusing underage victims for more than two decades by ruling his inner circle enablers with an iron fist, a prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday at the R&B singer’s sex-trafficking trial.     “The defendant set rules, lots of them, and he demanded complete obedience,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Geddes said during closing arguments in federal court in Brooklyn. That meant “for many years what happened in the defendant’s world stayed in the defendant’s world,” Geddes added. “But no longer.”   Among the…

Read More

London On Da Track’s Mom Reportedly Testifies In R. Kelly Trial

R. Kelly’s trial has been taking place, and more witnesses are coming out to testify against the singer. Recently, news surfaced noting that a witness named Cheryl Mack took the stand. Mack is a former assistant of Kelly and is also the mother of famed producer London On Da Track. Mack claimed that she saw a woman start to massage the singer at a concert and that the same woman who was massaging Kelly ended up accusing the singer of sexual abuse. Mack reportedly went on to say, “That was…

Read More

R. Kelly Had Sex With Underaged Aaliyah On Tour Bus According To Jane Doe #7

The government just filed shocking documents claiming that a woman known as Jane Doe #7 allegedly witnessed R. Kelly abusing Aaliyah when she was 13-years-old!   Prosecutors trying for sexual racketeering R. Kelly are asking a judge to allow shocking testimony from a witness – who says she witnesses the disgraced singer abusing Aaliyah. A woman only known as Jane Doe #7 claims R. Kelly started abusing her in 1991 when she was a minor. The woman is prepared to testify that she witnessed R. Kelly having sex with Aaliyah…

Read More

First Male-Accuser of R.Kelly Testifies That the Singer Sexually Assaulted Him

More news coming out of the R. Kelly trial continues to peel back the layers of how depraved of an individual the singer has demonstrated to be. On Monday, a man testified that R. Kelly sexually assaulted him when he was 17-years-old. The first man to publicly accuse Kelly of sexual assault said the singer assaulted him several times while he was a high school student. He recounted meeting R. Kelly and described what happened the first time he was sexually assaulted by the singer. “He asked me what I…

Read More

AALIYAH UNCLE BARRY HANKERSON TALKS DEBATING MURDER OVER R. KELLY ALLEGATIONS

  The addition of the rest Aaliyah’s catalog to streaming services beginning with her 1996 album One In A Million was met with joy by fans and disgust by select members of her estate.   Aaliyah’s uncle, Barry Hankerson has been vocal about the return of the full Blackground Records catalog along with Aaliyah’s and in a recent interview with The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, he discussed not only the catalog but his feelings towards R. Kelly, who he introduced to his teenage niece in the 1990s.   “To be very honest with you, of course, I…

Read More

R. Kelly’s Publishing Catalog Is for Sale, But What’s It Worth?

As R. Kelly faces a trial in New York on federal racketeering and sex trafficking charges, with another trial for similar charges to follow in Chicago, the singer’s lawyer says that he’s running out of money. “His funds are depleted,” said attorney Deveraux Cannick at an Aug. 3 court hearing, requesting free trial transcripts for his client. In jail since July 2019, Kelly hasn’t been able to tour or release new music. His existing recordings still generate plenty of revenue that flows to former label RCA Records — about $1.7 million in the United…

Read More

Today Marks The 20th Anniversary Of Aaliyah’s Passing

   Today is a very sad day in the world of music, as it’s officially been 20 years since R&B singer/dancer/actress Aaliyah tragically passed away in a plane crash at the age of 22. To celebrate her life and career, fans have flooded social media with memories of her short, but incredibly impactful career.   One of the most notable ways that Aaliyah’s memory is being celebrated on the 20th anniversary of her passing, is that her full musical catalogue was finally announced to be released. Her ground-breaking second album “One In A Million”…

Read More

R. Kelly Wants Herpes-Related Charges Dropped From Federal Case

R. Kelly’s federal sex crimes case has started in New York, and according to reports, the singer filed legal documents asking the court to toss out charges for knowingly exposing sexual partners to herpes. Kelly and his team claim the legislature didn’t include herpes in the law, saying it is “not an acute, bacterial venereal disease.” This comes after Kelly was accused of exposing two people to an STD in March 2020. The court documents filed by R. Kelly’s legal team say herpes doesn’t fall under the window of STDs.…

Read More

R. Kelly jury to hear how he illegally wed underage Aaliyah at his sex-trafficking trial

The last pre-trial hearing before R. Kelly’s federal sex-trafficking trial begins next week featured a laundry list of what will and won’t be heard by the jury, including his secret marriage to then- teenage singer Aaliyah.   The outline of the story of Kelly and Aaliyah, who died in a 2001 plane crash, has long been known although Kelly has never admitted to wrongdoing. They secretly married in 1994, when she was 15 and he was 27 – allegedly after he bribed a government official to obtain a fake ID for her showing her age as 18, according…

Read More

R. Kelly Faces New Allegations of Bribery, Sexually Abusing Teen Boy

  According to reports, R. Kelly is facing a set of new allegations which include bribery and sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy. Federal prosecutors allege Kelly had someone on his team “pay an Illinois state employee $500 to create a fake ID in 1994″ so he could marry the late singer Aaliyah when the songstress was still a minor. Kelly is also accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy in 2006. The teen encountered Kelly at a McDonald’s when the boy expressed his desire to break into the music industry.…

Read More