- R. Kelly is facing many charges related to young girls and sexual misbehaviour
- One of the accusations made against the singer is that he bribed an official to get singer Aaliyah a fake ID
- This was allegedly done just a day before he married the young lady, who was only 15 at the time
R. Kelly insists that he is innocent of a claim of bribery made against him. He has pleaded not guilty of bribing an official to get a fake identification document for late singer Aaliyah Haughton.
She was only 15 at the time and one day after allegedly bribing the official, the two got married.
This is the latest charge in a criminal case accusing him of running a many year-long scheme to recruit underage girls for sex, according to TimesLIVE.
Kelly and Aaliyah got married but the marriage was annulled in 1995.
Kelly entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly in Brooklyn federal court by video conference from Illinois, where he is currently jailed, Legit.ng learnt.
The singer was arrested on separate sets of charges brought by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn and Chicago.
Aaliyah passed away 18 years ago in a plane crash in the Bahamas in 2001. Kelly is scheduled to go to trial in Brooklyn in May 2020.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that US rapper T.I defended his decision of taking daughter Deyjah for annual virginity tests.
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The 39-year-old rapper had earlier, during a sit down with Ladies Like Us podcast, disclosed he usually took his daughter to a doctor for virginity test during her birthdays since she turned 16.
Speaking in the company of his wife Tiny Harris, during an episode on the Red Table Talk, T.I. was quick to defend himself from the backlash he received due to his revelation.
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