One of R. Kelly‘s backing vocalists has revealed that she witnessed the ageing singer molest the performer Aaliyah when she was in the 10th grade.
A sad story below…
No longer able to hold the dark secret for the performer, Jovante Cunningham will appear on Lifetime’s forthcoming docu-series about him to reveal that she witnessed him molest Aaliyah when she was a minor.
A minor, placed in his care by her own uncle…Barry Hankerson.
We were out on the road with Aaliyah. On a tour bus, there really aren’t many confined spaces. When you get on the bus there are bunks and so these bunks have little curtains you can pull at night if you don’t want anybody to see you sleeping.”
So it just so happened we were all laying in our bunks and the curtains are open, everybody’s communicating, laughing.When the [room] door flew open on the bus. Robert was with Aaliyah.
She says what she saw continues to haunt her.
He did things that an adult should not be doing with a child. I can’t stress to you how people are still suffering behind things that went on 20 years ago.
If only she had spoken out earlier.
Aaliyah’s parents were not aware of the sickening abuse and forced Kelly to agree to annulment and stay away from her after he forced the teenage singer to marry him.
Hear the harrowing story in full when the first episode of ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ airs on January 3rd.