R. Kelly and Aaliyah

R. Kelly Banned Aaliyah Questions During Gayle King Interview

R. Kelly agreed to sit down with Gayle King only if she followed certain rules, one of which was the banning of any questions about his former wife, Aaliyah.

In a New York Times interview, the CBS anchor says explained, “They didn’t want any questions about Aaliyah, which I was fine with. I feel we have heard the Aaliyah story.”

She explained the interview was wanted to focus on the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary and the latest charges, but Kelly deemed the latest charges as off limits as well.

When asked about her thoughts about Kelly’s claim that he has never had sex with an underage girl — even though he had been married to Aaliyah when she was 15 — King said, “I don’t think he helped himself, because I think 99.9 percent of people who have been following this story believe that he was married and had sex with Aaliyah, she was certainly underage. That’s at least one that we do know about.”

According to the marriage certificate obtained by The Blast, the wedding between Kelly and Aaliyah went down on August 31, 1994 in Rosemont, Illinois.

The marriage was made official when it was recorded on September 6, 1994 but it was reportedly later annulled after Aaliyah’s parents filed paperwork.