August 9, 2022



R. Kelly’s ex-tour manager testifies he bribed a government worker so singer could marry then-underage Aaliyah

Fox News

AP – August 22, 2021

A former tour manager for R. Kelly reluctantly testified Friday that he paid a $500 bribe to a government worker to get the singer Aaliyah a fake identification card so Kelly could secretly marry her when she was 15 years old.

Demetrius Smith told a jury at Kelly’s sex-trafficking trial that after he went into a Chicago-area welfare office in 1994, he brazenly approached an employee who was taking ID photos.

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