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The Story of Grown Αss R. Kelly Marrying 15-Year-Old Aaliyah to Appear In Forthcoming Biopic

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Reported by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide”

The highly anticipated forthcoming Aaliyah biopic that cable network Lifetime is creating has caused a bit of a stir on the web.

At first, fans of the late singer were disappointed in the network’s selection of the actress to play the leading role (Zendaya Coleman). Then, the singer’s family came forth accusing the network of exploiting Aaliyah’s legacy for financial gain and calling for a nationwide boycott of the film. Now, news reports claim that the film will unearth a rarely discussed time period of the late singer’s life — her secret marriage to 27-year-old R. Kelly at the tender age of 15.

The film’s executive producer Debra Martin Chase said, “Aaliyah’s personal and professional relationship with R. Kelly will be explored with care in the film as we set out to depict her life with the utmost respect. Above all else, it’s our hope to inspire an entirely new generation with her music and larger-than-life talent.” This is a very touchy subject because Demetrius Smith, a former best friend of R. Kelly, wrote a tell all book titled “The Man Behind the Man: Looking From the Inside Out,” claiming the secret marriage was a result of R. Kelly believing he’d gotten the teen pregnant after she’d missed her menstrual cycle. Her pregnancy would’ve landed the famed singer/songwriter/producer in prison at the peak of his career.

Here’s an excerpt from the book:

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46 Comments

  1. Ms. Monica

    June 25, 2014 at 11:25 am

    HE WILL EVENTUALLY GO TO JAIL AND HELL. NEVER LET MY GIRLS PLAY HIS MUSUC IN OUR HOME !

  2. Tiamtte

    June 25, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Nothing wrong with telling the truth. I think Lifetime will handle the story truthfully and tastefully. I am sure that the family members on both sides will not be happy with the story. But it was what it was. He was/is a predator and she was taken advantage of by him as well as her family. They gave him total access to that child and need to be held accountable for their actions. Many people will give up anything for the sake of a dollar. Including the purity of a child.

  3. Pernell Parham

    June 25, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I have always believed that story, whether R. Kelly denied it or not. But, for Lifetime to not get the family’s permission or input is outrageous. They shouldn’t go into production about anyone if it isn’t unauthorized. I think they didn’t want the family to get anything. Credit or money. It’s a shame the way they do us! They want to make money on us, take our money, but don’t do anything for us! And when they do, it’s only because they have to.

    • Tiamtte

      June 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Who is going to give anyone permission to bring their dirty deeds to light? Life is not always positive and if you’re going to tell a life story, you may as well tell the entire story or else it is just a farce or a pack of lies. They don’t want the truth aired. Parts of her life were not great and they were responsible.

    • j lewis

      June 25, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      If its noted, the movie, the book or whatever the media is “unauthorized” you do not require permission.

  4. Corbin

    June 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    These two individuals knew this was wrong but still you idolize both of them.

  5. Meghann

    June 25, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    R. Kelly is a sick pedophile and I don’t understand how he has escaped jail this long. Even his music sounds SICK!

  6. Paula Diane Lewis-smith

    June 25, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    HE WHO HAS NOT SINNED…. THROW THE FIRST STONED! ITS ALL ABOUT LOVE AND FORGIVENESS…. JESUS CAME TO SAVED THE WORLD AND NOT TO CONDEMED IT! DONT JUDGED LEST THEE BE JUDGED! THE PAST IS THE PAST …. THATS WHY ITS CALLED THE PAST! THE FUTURE NOT HERE…… All we can do is live right now….. ITS CALLED THE PRESENT….. ITS A GIFT!

  7. ericaf

    June 26, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I find it fascinating that a parent will give permission for their 15yr old daughter to marry a 27yr old man because she may be pregnant instead of having him arrested. It’s like they sold their child for fame. Why are they now standing up against the movie, stopping him then could have prevented other children from him. They are now concerned about how they will look in the public eye. Sad

  8. Tamiko

    June 27, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    As far as his art, acting, and music thats his gift no one can take that but God. As far as his personal life hes a human we all fall shory if the glory of God alledgetally all these things this man is accused of is not right or acceptable, but God knows all let him do the judging.

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