In a clip posted by TMZ, Dash dishes about Kelly and Aaliyah’s secret marriage when she was 15. According to the Roc-a-Fella Records co-founder, the late singer wanted nothing to do with Kellz following their split.
“Aaliyah was like the sacrificial lamb for all that, bro, because she didn’t deserve none of that,” Dash explains, via Complex. “Good soul, good girl, and wasn’t even really so resentful—like, ‘Let that man live but keep him the f*ck away from me.’ That’s all she wanted, she was just happy to be away.”
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He goes on to say, “I know the whole story, I know it was the cover-up and all of that, but how does that cover it up? It just made the conversation less crazy, like oh he married a child.”
We previously reported… Kelly’s former tour manager Demetrius Smith told TMZ he got a fake ID for Aaliyah a the day before her marriage to Kelly. The disgraced R&B star has denied these claims in court.
“That was a headline, that was like, a rumor,” Dash said of the taboo marriage between R. Kelly and Aaliyah. “That was something talked about like it was normal. It wasn’t like, ‘Ew, disgusting, you married a 13-year-old.’ It was like, ‘Oh you married Aaliyah?’ She’s 13.”
When the interviewer noted Aaliyah’s age of 15 at the time she allegedly married R. Kelly, Dame responds :”Yeah, but the 15 is 13, man,” he responded. “I don’t have to be accurate because I don’t care. 15, 13, anything under 18 is disgusting.”
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R. Kelly is currently awaiting jailed in Chicago on numerous charges of sexual assault on young women and girls.