In a preview released for “Surviving R. Kelly”, Damon Dash sits down to talk about Aaliyah’s relationship with R. Kelly.
At the time, a 27-year-old R. Kelly married a 15-year-old Aaliyah after allegedly obtaining a fake id for her. He is accused of bribing a state official to get the id.
R. Kelly was Aaliyah’s mentor while she recorded her first album. She would eventually leave him after her parents found out about the marriage. She was dating Damon Dash at the time of her tragic death.
In the clip, Dash calls Aaliyah a “sacrificial lamb” in regard to the Kelly situation. He says Aaliyah was a “good soul, good girl” who wasn’t “resentful” about the things Kelly allegedly did.