R&B superstar R. Kelly is now reportedly dating a 19-year-old model, Halle Calhoum. There had been rumours of the two dating but it appears they have finally gone public with their relationship after they allowed themselves to be photographed together at an Atlanta party over the weekend.
The 49-year-old Trapped in a Closet singer has a history of preying on underage girls though he has never been found guilty of a sex crime or child sexual abuse.
It would however be recalled that there was a time when a video showing Kelly engaged in sex with, and urinating on, an allegedly underage girl, went into circulation.
The girl in the video, who was referred to by name by Kelly in the footage, was said by her family to have been 14 at the time the tape.
Kelly was indicted on child pornography charges, and that same month, in June 2002, he was arrested again after authorities searched his Florida home and discovered 12 images of an allegedly underage girl—the very same girl from the sex tape—on a digital camera inside of a towel inside of a duffel bag.
An additional 12 counts of child pornography were brought against Kelly but the charges were later dropped when a judge ruled that Miami Police Department did not have probably cause to search Kelly’s home.
In 1994, Kelly, then 27, secretly married his 15-year-old protégé Aaliyah. The marriage was annulled shortly after the release of Aaliyah’s R. Kelly-produced debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number.