R Kelly’s lawyer has finally confirmed the long-kept rumour that the musician married Aaliyah when she was 15. Steve Greenberg appeared on Good Morning America where he addressed the recent allegations of rape, abuse and statutory rape made about his client on the Lifetime docuseries, Surviving R Kelly.
He was asked if the Ignition singer, real name Robert, was ever in a relationship with a woman who was below the age of consent, to which Greenberg replied that Kelly ‘absolutely’ denied being with an underage girl. Presenter Lindsey Davis went further, and asked him explicitly: ‘Was he married to Aaliyah when she was 15?’ Greenberg responded: ‘He was married to her when she as 15. Elvis was married to Priscilla.’ This refers to a marriage between Elvis Presley and wife Priscilla, who was 16 years old when she married the rocker. Davis continued to press Greenberg, and asked him, ’15 is not of the age of legal consent, right?’ Greenberg defends R Kelly however, by claiming the star didn’t know she was underage.