R. Kelly is currently blowing up Twitter over his latest, very controversial, reported relationship with a teenager. Yes, the man that has faced numerous sexual assault cases throughout his career is now rumored to be dating a 19-year-old girl by the name of Halle Calhoun. They were spotted out together over the weekend at Gold Room in Atlanta, Ga.
To put this in perspective, let's remember that R. Kelly is now 49 years old. That means that Calhoun wasn't even born yet when his hit single, "I Believe I Can Fly" topped the charts.
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The singer's past has been a sensitive subject since 2002, when he was charged with child pornography after a video of him allegedly having sex and urinating on an underage girl became public. He was later acquitted of the charges in 2008. Even prior to that, he engaged in a very controversial relationship with a then-underage Aaliyah, ultimately marrying her and producing her debut studio album, Age Ain't Nothing But a Number. In a 2016 interview, Kelly finally touched on the subject, saying, "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." When asked if he felt like he did anything wrong in regards to his relationship with Aaliyah, he said, "That's my answer forever: Absolutely not."
Twitter is currently going in on R. Kelly's new rumored love with many saying that they are less than shocked. Others are pointing out the obvious, like the fact that R. Kelly has albums older than his girlfriend. Check out some of the best responses below.
*See R Kelly Trending*— Blessings Coming (@PthaGoat8) August 8, 2016
Thinking He Drop an Album Instead He Got a 19 Year Old Girlfriend pic.twitter.com/X5fA1KPXO7
Lol I'm really more surprised ol girl r kelly messing with is over 18— The Hurtest (@HurtAlLaFlare) August 8, 2016
R. Kelly...cmon man. You have albums older than her. Stop this— J-MAC (@_macdaddymac_) August 8, 2016
R.Kelly though pic.twitter.com/dbcykb7HZx— RafaelDeLaGhetto (@BornSinner23_) August 8, 2016
When you see why R. Kelly trending... pic.twitter.com/HqpnDELE2f— Evan White (@EvWhite3) August 8, 2016
Oh I wonder why R. Kelly is trending.— Respek My Name (@Supahfly328) August 8, 2016
*Discovers why R. Kelly is trending* pic.twitter.com/vamRkME8Mb
Y'all shocked that R. Kelly is dating a 19 year-old? 😒 pic.twitter.com/nLks3AJyfv— The Phoenix Force (@Da_Nerdette) August 8, 2016
I'm just sitting here laughing at the thought of R.Kelly at prom— Ahmed (@AJ_Omer) August 8, 2016
R. Kelly wrote "Age Aint nothing but a Number" for Aaliyah when she was 15. That should tell you everything you need to know— Adrien Boner (@Notufatjesus_) August 8, 2016
R Kelly got a 19 Year Old Girlfriend! First thing that came to mind.. pic.twitter.com/y0IKWncWsU— Dizzy Dortch (@DizzyDortch) August 8, 2016
"All you have to do is be 18" - R Kelly in 93 pic.twitter.com/FcKY1iLZr7— Proposition Joe (@Obee1ne) August 8, 2016