R. Kelly is all for "musical confessions." However, he's hesitant to revisit the issues that rocked his career until now.
One of the most talked about controversies then was his relationship with the then 15-year-old singer, Aaliyah. Reports spread that the two got married, which R. Kelly continues to firmly deny.
Posted by E!, the "Ignition" singer says: "I will never have that conversation with anyone," he told GQ magazine. "Out of respect for Aaliyah, and her mother and father who has asked me not to personally. But I can tell you I loved her, I can tell you she loved me, we was very close. We were, you know, best best best best friends."
Until now, he maintains that nothing happened between them. "I have nothing to protect myself from. I'm still successful, and I've got an album out now, I'm gonna move on after this interview and go to the next interview and do another interview, and these questions are going to be asked," he concluded on the topic. "Can't satisfy everybody, unfortunately. I wish that I could."
He also faced even more backlash back in 2002 when he was charged with child pornography, which he was found not guilty of. "When a person is found not guilty, they're found not guilty," he told GQ. "It doesn't matter if it's a murder case, it doesn't matter what case it is, when they're found not guilty, they're not guilty. And I think that a lot of haters out there wanted to see me go down."
To this day, R. Kelly still believes he was unfairly treated but wants nothing more than bury the past deep into the ground.