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R. Kelly Tried to ‘Bribe’ His Brother with $50K to Take Rap for 2002 ‘Child Porn Tape’

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*R. Kelly’s younger brother claims the embattled musician offered him $50,000 to take the rap for a 2002 “child sex tape” scandal which the R&B star went to court over.

The revelation was made by Carey Kelly as part of a new series, “Surviving R Kelly Part II: The Reckoning” on Lifetime. 

Carey dishes in the doc about how his infamous brother offered him a car, a record deal and $50,000 to take the fall by saying it was him having sex with an underage girl in the 27-minute tape.

“He was asking me, ‘You need to say that was you.’ Commit a crime pretty much to say that was me on the tape with a minor,” he said

“Perjure myself in a court of law and risk jail time for some stuff that didn’t have anything to do with me.

“He was saying, ‘Man, I’ll buy you a car, I’ll buy you a record deal, I’ll give you $50,000.’

“I said, ‘Let me tell you something, man. You ain’t got enough money for me to say that’s me. Because it ain’t worth me selling my soul.'”

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The new three-part series also includes testimony from Jimmy Maynes, a veteran artist manager who was working for Jive Records when the tape emerged in 2002. 

Speaking to DailyMail.com Maynes said Kelly convinced him that he had a twin brother who was the one in the video. Jive Records execs were even brought into a conference room to watch the video, and Maynes claims they did not know the girl was underage at the time. 

Maynes recalled: “He assumed I knew [about the allegation that the girl was underage.] He said, ‘It’s not even me. It’s my twin.

“He was saying, ‘I can’t believe everybody’s coming at me. Then his story was so believable that I was so convinced.

“I said, ‘This explains it all.’ Why would he lie? It’s never come up. And twins, it’s possible. I went to sleep that night feeling relieved, thinking we’ll get out of this.

“I woke up the next day saying to myself, ‘Jimmy you know damn well he does not have a twin.’ I did feel manipulated.”

The video reportedly shows Kelly having sex with a girl and then urinating on her.

The singer was acquitted in 2008 because jurors could not determine the age and identity of the girl in the footage.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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