R. Kelly gives a maybe his most personal interview ever, leaving no stone unturned with GQ magazine. In the interview he discuss’s his up bringing, his love life and finally addresses the Aaliyah marriage questions.
Read some excerpts from the interview below.
On his relationship with Aaliyah:
Kellz: “Yes. I would say I loved ‘liyah.”
GQ: But “in love”?
Kellz: “Well, there’s a lot of ways to be in love with a person. I was in love with my grandfather, you know. But yeah, I would say I was in love with Aaliyah just like I was in love with anybody else. But in a different, friend type of way.”
And on, whether the fact that he was molested as a child by a woman, means he would continue that cycle…
Kellz:“Well, you know, just like poverty—poverty was a generational curse in my family, too, but I decided that I’m gonna stop that curse. I’m not gonna be broke, like my mom was broke, my uncles were broke, my sisters didn’t have money, my cousins on down. Generational curse doesn’t mean that the curse can’t be broken. Just like having no father, that’s a generational curse. Which is why, when my kids were born, I was Bill Cosby in the house. You know, the good one. You know, let’s be clear there: how we saw Bill Cosby when we were coming up.”
Kellz:“As I’m older, I look at it and I know that it had to be not just about me and them, but them and somebody older than them when they were younger, and whatever happened to them when they were younger. I looked at it as if there was a sort of like, I don’t know, a generational curse, so to speak, going down through the family. Not just started with her doing that to me.”
His current response to the reports that he pursues underage girls.
Kellz: “When a person is found not guilty, they’re found not guilty … I think, man, abso-effing-lutely I’ve been treated unfair … Do I like to sleep with underage girls? Absolutely not. I’ve said it a million times.”
Read the full GQ Story here.