Aaliyah’s Uncle Throws His Sister Below The Bus, Says She ‘Knew A Lot Extra’ About R. Kelly Abuse

As Aaliyah’s music lastly hits streaming platforms on the twentieth anniversary of her passing, her uncle, Barry Hankerson, is shedding new mild on her previous relationship with R. Kelly.

Hankerson lately appeared on Dr. Oz and threw his personal sister, Aaliyah’s mother, Diane, below the bus by claiming whereas he was at midnight about Aaliyah’s secret romance with R. Kelly, she knew extra concerning the state of affairs than he did.

“Didn’t have a clue. Utterly ignorant to it,” Hankerson, CEO of Blackground, stated when requested if he knew about Kelly’s inappropriate sexual relationship with Aaliyah when she was allegedly between the ages of 13 to fifteen. When requested if anybody in his household knew concerning the relationship, Hankerson claimed his sister knew about it earlier than he did.

“I feel my sister knew much more than what we thought she knew,” Hankerson revealed.

Because the begin of R. Kelly’s trial for racketeering and intercourse crimes, extra revelations have been made into Kelly’s long-rumored romance with Aaliyah. Prosecutor and legal professional Maria Cruz Melendez has stated that Kelly married Aaliyah when she was 15, and he was 27 after studying that she was pregnant, NY Publish studies.

“One night time in 1994, whereas the defendant was on tour, he received some information about Aaliyah,” Melendez stated in court docket paperwork obtained by XXL. “She thought that she was pregnant. This, in fact, was an enormous downside for him. Why? As a result of on the time, Aaliyah was solely 15-years-old and if she was pregnant, that meant that there could be questions, loads of questions. On the very high of that record of questions could be: Who’s the daddy of that child?”

Most lately, an accuser named Angela took to the stand and claimed to have walked in on R. Kelly performing oral intercourse on Aaliyah in 1993 when she would have been 13 or 14 years previous.

As extra accusers testify within the trial, grim particulars proceed to emerge into the alleged prison enterprise the disgraced singer was working. Kelly is accused of abusing girls, women, and boys in a decades-long intercourse trafficking ring that focused susceptible youth who got here to Kelly in hopes of touchdown a profession in music.