Here’s Why Twitter is Going In on R. Kelly
R. Kelly is trending on social media this morning, but not for his music. Nope, the 49-year-old is heating up the Twitter streets because of his rumored new boo, Halle Calhoun.
The pair stepped out over the weekend in Atlanta, and while she’s definitely gorgeous, Calhoun is also reportedly young…19-years-old young.
— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) August 7, 2016
While Calhoun is a grown woman (and may actually be older than 19), many on social media find the almost-50-year-old’s decision to date someone so…youthful…as yet another reminder of the singer’s troubled past with young girls.
Back in 1994, Kelly secretly married Aaliyah when she was just 15. The marriage was later annulled, but in an interview with GQ, Kelly admitted the pair had a “deep friendship” and sexual relationship.
Years later, Kelly was accused of sexual assault after a video surfaced of a man police allege was the singer engaging in a sex act with a 13-year-old girl. Kelly was never charged with sexual assault and was acquitted on child pornography charges, but details of his alleged predilection for underage girls forever damaged his image.
While the singer has tried to put the controversies behind him, his new girlfriend once again got folks talking–and joking–on Twitter.
*See R Kelly Trending*
Thinking He Drop an Album Instead He Got a 19 Year Old Girlfriend pic.twitter.com/X5fA1KPXO7
— Blessings Coming (@PthaGoat8) August 8, 2016
I'm 26 years old and don't see what the interest in a 19 year old girl would be. R. Kelly has a problem.
— Arizona Ron (@trillac_) August 8, 2016
R Kelly is a sick man. I don't care he gave us the Ignition Remix
— Hollywood Rock (@neckofdwoods) August 8, 2016
Never forget. R. Kelly illegally married Aaliyah when she was 15 and he executively produced her hit song "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number".
Yeah…so…R. Kelly might want folks to get over his past, but it looks like some people will never let him forget it.