R. Kelly is an American singer and rapist. He produced Aaliyah's debut album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. R. Kelly met her when she was 12 years old. According to a marriage certificate, the two married on August 31, 1994 after reports that the older Kelly had raped and impregnated the then 15 year old singer. The marriage was annulled in February 1995 and their professional and personal relationship ended. R. Kelly released a statement in response to Aaliyah's death in August 2001, expressing sympathy for her family, yet has never apologized for violating Aaliyah or the other children he raped.

R. Kelly appeared in her biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.

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