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New Allegations Emerge Regarding R. Kelly & His Sexual Relationship with Aaliyah

Rumors, Secrets & Lies has been swirling around this artist pairing for over 20 years. There have been songs, plenty of news articles, documentaries, and even a movie all detailing about what they believe really happened.

Now an explosive docuseries gives eye witness claims on a sexual affair between a then 27 year old R. Kelly and a then 15 year old Aaliyah.

Lifetime’s six-part docuseries Surviving R. Kelly is set to expose R. Kelly and all his demons. People magazine has revealed that the first episode features a very damning account from one of R. Kelly’s former backup singer Jovante Cunningham, who says she witnessed a number of his sexual encounters with Aaliyah. 

Jovante Cunningham:

 “On a tour bus, there really aren’t many confined spaces. When you get on the bus there are bunks and so these bunks have little curtains you can pull at night if you don’t want anybody to see you sleeping. So it just so happened we were all laying in our bunks and the curtains are open, everybody’s communicating, laughing. When the [room] door flew open on the bus. Robert was having sex with Aaliyah.”

When asked what she saw, Cunningham responded,

“Things that an adult should not be doing with a child. I can’t stress to you how people are still suffering behind things that went on 20 years ago.”

R. Kelly and Aaliyah were rumored to have secretly gotten married in 1994, with R. Kelly falsifying documents listing her age as 18. They never clarified the true nature of their relationship.

Kelly and Aaliyah tried to keep their marriage a secret, but once the media got a hold of the marriage license it become international news.  Aaliyah’s family was outraged when they learned and demanded she get an annulment right away. Their marriage, and their subsequent working relationship, came to abrupt end.

Demetrius Smith, R. Kelly’s former personal assistant, says he was there when they got married.

“I was in the room when they got married,” he said. “I’m not proud of that. I had papers forged for them when Aaliyah was underage. It was just a quick little ceremony. She didn’t have on a white dress. He didn’t have on a tux. Just every day wear. She looked worried and scared.”

Explaining the situation further, Smith says their marriage was annulled within a year. “Her parents had the last say,” Smith said.

Their secret union reentered the public eye in 1997 during Kelly’s court battle with a woman named Tiffany Hawkins. Aaliyah filed suit in Cook County, successfully sealing all her records relating to the marriage. When asked about her decision, Aaliyah commented “I don’t really comment on that because I know that’s not true. When people ask me, I tell them, `Hey, don’t believe all that mess. We’re close and people took it the wrong way.’ ”

R. Kelly was introduced to Aaliyah Haughton when she was 12 years old. They met through her uncle, Barry Hankerson, who was a veteran in the music industry, also served as the executive producer on Kelly’s solo debut album 12 Play (1993).

R. Kelly On Aaliyah:

“I heard first of all this soft voice, but very… a lot of charisma,” he said, “And I saw her as a star the minute I heard her sing and dance. Saw her dance. She wasn’t the greatest dancer, but the dance moves she was doing were different than the other dancers that I’ve seen on television. And I said, ‘This girl’s gonna be a star, whether I work with her or not.’ ”

He became lead producer and songwriter for the young stars debut album “Age Aint Nothing But A Number” which was released summer of 1994.

In a radio interview Aaliyah’s cousin Jomo Hankerson revealed that the singer had trouble maintaining her career after the controversy:

“What was surprising to me was that after it all, Aaliyah got villainized. That’s the part that I never understood. That’s what made the transition to the second album difficult. It was hard for us to get producers. We were coming off of a multi-platinum debut album and except for a couple of relationships with Jermaine Dupri and Puffy, it was hard for us to get producers on the album. She was 16, 17 at the time”

Usher 2nd Marriage FAILS After Sex Scandal

Multi-Platinum Superstar Usher and Grace Miguel are officially finalizing their divorce. The couple split earlier this year amid allegations the R&B star had cheated with multiple partners and was infected with herpes.

The couple married in 2015 and announced their separation in March after roughly 10 years together.

Joint Statement:

“After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple, We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives.”

Chris Brown In Trouble Again?

It is being reported that Grammy Award Winning Pop Star Chris Brown is back in trouble again for allegedly playing a big role the rape of a “Jane Doe”, the unknown woman claims Chris and one of his friends at a Los Angeles mansion in 2017.

Court documents obtained by media sources stated that she and her lawyer asked the judge to sign the necessary paperwork to inspect the singer’s Taranza home where she was allegedly raped multiple times by Breezy’s affiliate Young Lo (real name Lowell Grissom Jr.).

In response to their move to further build the case, Brown has demanded the court to be allowed to videotape her while she goes throughout the home.

“This civil lawsuit is a blatant attempt at a money grab and to harm the reputation of my client while encouraging PR noise for Gloria Allred while she exploits this young woman for her own financial gains and public persona.”

Brown still has yet to publicly address the lawsuit and the accusation. The case is ongoing.

Oscar & Grammy Winner Jennifer Hudson Battles It Out With Long Time Fiance

The custody battle between Jennifer Hudson and her former fiance David Otunga is escalating very quickly.

The Mega Music/Film/TV star and her ex,  are heading to trial to battle for custody of their 9-year-old son, David Otunga Jr.

They will both testify in court and argue their case for who deserves more custody and who should pay support for the child.

Jennifer Hudson asked for a restraining order against Otunga after their 10-year relationship ended.

“Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months,” Hudson’s manager told Page Six. “Yesterday, Jennifer requested and received a protective order against her ex-fiancé. Jennifer’s actions are solely taken in the best interest of their son. Please respect her privacy at this time.”

Rap Star Future Dodges Claims That He Has Baby On The Way By Side-Chick

Another young woman has come forth and alleged to be carrying the child of Hitmaker Future. Her name is Eliza Reign and she claims that she’s pregnant with Future’s 8th baby – and she is also making startling claims that he’s threatening her. According to her story Future asked her to get an abortion, and when she refused, he threatened to physically harm her.  She alleges that she and Future were in an intense sexual affair for the past two years non-exclusively. And their very wild and raunchy unprotected sex has led to her pregnancy a few months ago.

She claims that she told Future that she’s keeping the baby and that he got upset. Eliza also believes that Future may be sending people to harm her and her unborn child.

NBA-Star Dwight Howard Exposed By Secret Lover

Dwight Howard is having the worst weekend ever. A then-unknown male who initially was assumed as transgender now just stated he’s a gay man. The man is identified as Masin Elije, who took to  Twitter to accuse the NBA center of having threatened him after they engaged in intimate relations he wanted to keep private.

Masin Elije is speaking her truth (allegedly) putting out all D. Howard salacious secrets. The thread is shocking and very hard not read. It covers all of their freaky antics trans sex parties, a homophobic preacher allegedly running interference and receipts in the form of audio recordings and screen caps.

THIS TEA IS EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD TODAY.

Masin Elijie said in a tweet:

“I was afraid to speak but today my life was threatened after I was sexually harassed, threatened and manipulated, by someone I respected, my ex boyfriend NBA player Dwight Howard, and his camp also “”catfished”” by his disrespectful ass PASTOR”

“I met Dwight a while back, at Wild N Out to be exact, we made eye contact, and a week later he was in my DM’s. I’m use to dealing with celebrities so automatically I told him hit me from his “finsta” (fake page) so our convo wouldn’t get leaked, I mean he is a “Legend”

“I have been harassed, sexually harassed, called a ‘f-ggot in a wig’, I have been told in the videos as you can see (below) ‘you better move’, ‘you are a freak’, ‘bend over faggot and tell them that’. I have been threatened, my life has been threatened by Dwight Howard’s PASTOR! I have had every gay slur said to me by Dwight Howard’s PASTOR, Calvin Simmons because I did not want to sign a nondisclosure agreement regarding Dwight. I did not take ‘hush money’ because I was afraid they [would] try to say I extorted Dwight. I just wanted this situation to go away but the threats his team and pastor made frightened me to the point where I am still afraid. Dwight Howard has done nothing to tell his team and the people he works with to leave me alone. THAT IS MY STORY! Before we start, I just need to say this is really about his team and his crooked PASTOR threatening my life over an unsigned NDA and he has been trying to intimidate ME into taking “hush money” for what they did to me. I kept it real with him, and he kept it real with me about everything EXCEPT 1 THING.”

When one Twitter user suggested that Howard should come out and admit his relationship as a means to help put an end to homophobia, Elijè responded, “Yes, he can open doors for so many other athletes who feel like they have to hide who they are. Your talents have nothing to do with ya sexuality! I know its hard being true to yourself but its heartless standing by allowing people to make fun of someone for shit you do yourself.”

“He was fine, 6’11, goofy, very charming, NO WIFE and NEVER been married so of course I was interested. Fast forward, I’m finally face to face with Dwight! And after that day, from my understanding we had a understanding. So I’ll just upload this screen record here just in case his team decides to lie. (Ain’t no girl gon ask you this) ”

Dwight Has sense turned off his comments on his instagram and has yet to make a statement regarding the scandolous allegations.

Rev Run Didn’t Attend The Funeral Of His Grandchild Father

Angela Simon’s father Rev Run boycotted her baby’s father Sutton Tennyson’s funeral. It was a grand Atlanta funeral and Angela’s father REFUSED TO ATTEND.

Angela was accompanied to the funeral with her brother Jojo. It’s not clear whether her sister Vanessa was at the event.

The absence likely had to do with the alleged volatile relationship that Sutton had with daughter Angela Simmons. Angela accused Sutton of domestic violence in court papers.

A man is in custody for the shooting death of Sutton Tennyson, the ex-fiance and father of “Growing Up Hip Hop” star Angela Simmons’ 2-year-old son.

Michael Williams was charged with murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during a felony, according to online records from the Atlanta Police Department.

Would You Watch A Kim and Kanye SEX-TAPE??

It is being reported that executives at Vivid Entertainment (Porn company) learned about the rumor Kanye West used footage from her tape in one of his new songs. Kim said in a statement that there is no truth in the rumor.

Vivid thinks Kanye’s music and Kim’s footage would go great together and so they decided to offer the couple an opportunity to edit their own clip. Vivid is very interesting in getting Kim to sign on again.

R.Kelly Tells ALL In 19 Minute Song

R. Kelly has finally responded to the allegations that he runs a sex cult involving young and underage women.

While a number of R. Kelly’s concerts have been canceled and some radio stations have stopped playing his songs, there are still supporters: In his hometown of Chicago, some T-shirts that read, “Turn R. Kelly Up.”

Others feel because he hasn’t been charged, he is not guilty

“I feel like he’s musically a genius and I have respect for his art. And I’ll continue to have the utmost respect for his art. And if he puts out something that’s exceptional, I’m going to appreciate it the same way I’ve always appreciated it, period,” said Rico Love, the music producer and songwriter who has crafted Top 10 pop hits including from Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams.”

A 19-minute song.

Said I’m abusing these women, what the fuck that’s some absurd shit (what?)/They’re brainwashed, really? (really)/Kidnapped, really? (really)/Can’t eat, really? (really)/Real talk, that shit sound silly (yeah),

Kelly sings.

Kelly also addressed his relationship with Jocelyn Savage, the woman whose parents said R. Kelly brainwashed her.

And if you really, really wanna know (know)/Her father dropped her off at my show (show)/And told this boy to put her on stage (yeah)/I admit that she was over age (age)/I admit that I was feelin’ her and I admit that she was feelin’ me (she was feelin’ me),

He sings.

In the track, he also admits he can’t really read.

I admit I can’t spell for shit/I admit that all I hear is hits (ohh)/I admit that I couldn’t read the teleprompter when the Grammy’s.

His trouble with reading is a big part of why he’s now broke.

That without knowing that I signed my publishin’ away (away)/I admit it, I was young and caught up and so blind, yeah (so blind)/Said I had dyslexia, couldn’t read all them contracts, yeah/Now the truth in this message, is I’m a broke ass legend (message, legend)/The only reason I stay on tour, is ’cause I gotta pay my rent (on tour, my).

And he speaks about the sexual abuse he suffered as a kid.

I admit a family member touched me (touched me, touched me, touched me)/From a child to the age 14, yeah/While I laid asleep, took my virginity/So scared to say something, so I just put the blame on me,”


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Harlem Rapper Dave East Gets Exposed

Dave East got caught slipping recently after spending the night with a New York stripper.

The dancer posted a photo of Dave East eating the booty.

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Could Up-in-coming female rapper be J. Cole’s longtime sidekick

The gossip source that revealed the tea wasn’t specific as to whether the two were involved BEFORE or AFTER J Cole’s marriage.

The Grammy-nominated superstar has always been very honest about CHEATING on his wife before they were married.

According to a popular Instagram blog – the unknown rapper Saweetie and the rap star  J Cole may have engaged in a questionable sexual activity.  He and the 25-year-old Saweetie –  met years ago on his tour bus and stayed in contact – have been romantically together.

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DIVA MOMENT: Tamar Braxton Fires Her Entire Band On Sight

Tamar Braxton is now looking for a new band after she FIRED her old one LIVE on stage.

Tamar’s band decided to take the day off and go to the Essence Festival.

Tamar claims that the band was NOT authorized to leave her tour, several band members claim that management gave them permission.

“Well…my band didn’t show up. But the last min show was cool thanks Philly,” the singer said in a story on the social media platform.

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Did Pop-Star Justin Beiber Propose To New Girlfriend? 

TMZ is reporting that two close sources witness the Mega-star Justin Bieber pop the question at a Bahamian resort, in a room full of their closest friends.

Bieber and  Hailey Baldwin have been low-key dating for a little over a month.

They dated prior to Bieber’s relationship with Selena Gomez and seemed to have picked up where they left off, after the public the breakup of he and Selena.

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Many of the details are still unclear, Bieber’s dad hinted at a new chapter in his son’s life via Instagram, saying, “@justinbieber proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter!”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Kanye West May Have Provided Pusha T With The Fuel That Started The Beef With Drake 

It all came spilling out in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine multiple producers who worked with Grammy Winner Drake on his latest #1 selling “Scorpion” album, about how it all went down. 

Producer Malik Yusuf, who worked with Kanye West during the time in Wyoming, admitted Drake did, in fact, play his record “March 14th” for Kanye in the very early stages of the recording process. ironically it’s the record where Drake confesses that he has a son. This is how Kanye received the information regarding Drakes son. He got it directly from the horse’s mouth during a private listening. How Interesting?

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This all led to Pusha-T viral diss where he airs out Drakes secret love child.

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Ben Simmons Pulling Double Duty With Kendall Jenner & Tinashe 

Supermodel Kendall Jenner and her boyfriend NBA Player Ben Simmons were seen at the hot spot Delilah.

Moments, after the couple left Pop singer Tinashe (who is the Basketball players ex-flame), was seen leaving the exact same club, which is when TMZ approached to inquire about her relationship with her famous ex. 

And Her Response Was Shocking.

“He’s texting me, what the hell,” she revealed. “What’s he doing? What an idiot.”

Soon after Tinashe’s claims went viral, Ben quickly denounced her claims, saying it was a flat-out lie.

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Tristian Thompson & Khloe Kardashian  To Live In Seperate Houses 

Media reports are flooding the internet with the news that the basketball star has been house hunting for multi-million dollar property in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, not far from Khloé’s home but not with her involvement at all.  Tristan is eyeing seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a pool, and its own basketball court.

He was the only one who met with the real estate agents this weekend, with his baby momma and her family nowhere in sight.