Yes, R. Kelly is at it again- he is reportedly dating a nineteen year old girl, Halle Calhoun, which surprises very few people. Some might even recall that Aaliyah was 15 when Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number came to be. At any rate, he was spotted with his fresh new girlfriend at the Gold Room in Atlanta, Georgia. The forty-nine year old singer is no stranger to these headlines. As stated before, he dated and eventually married teen singer Aaliyah, all prior to his 2002 charges of child pornography (a video surfaced wherein he allegedly had sex with and then proceeded to urinate on an underage girl).
While this time his significant other is of age (read: just barely legal), this produces a series of questions. Why not date someone his age? Why a nineteen year old girl? Is R. Kelly a potential pedophile? Let’s just remind ourselves of the thirty year age gap between the two involved here. Calhoun wasn’t even alive when I Believe I Can Fly came out. And now they’re dating?! 2016 is really shaping up to be an interesting year.