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.

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.