R. Kelly charged with bribing official to make fake ID that allowed him to marry Aaliyah when she was 15

R. Kelly has reportedly been charged with bribing an official to get a fake ID for 15-year-old singer Aaliyah, who he married in 1994. 

BuzzFeed News reported that an indictment filed Thursday charged Kelly with bribing an Illinois official to get “a fraudulent identification document for Jane Doe #1” a day before the wedding. 

A person familiar confirmed to the news outlet that Aaliyah is the Jane Doe in the document. 


Kelly’s representatives have previously denied that Kelly had knowledge of Aaliyah’s age. 

An Illinois marriage license for the pair dated August 31, 1994, lists Aaliyah’s age as 18. according to Vibe Magazine

Separately, Kelly has been accused of a series of sex crimes, including several allegedly involving minors. He has denied wrongdoing. 

Aaliyah was killed in a 2001 plane crash. 





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