Twitter Roasts R. Kelly for Wanting to Marry 19-Year-Old Girlfriend
R. Kelly reportedly wants to marry his 19-year-old girlfriend, and Twitter is dragging him for it.
According to DallasBlack, the 49-year-old "Ignition" artist is ready to tie the knot with his girlfriend, Halle Calhoun. As of late, the two have been spotted together several different times at Atlanta nightclubs.
Of course, it's not uncommon for older men to marry younger women. However, the situation is a bit different when R. Kelly is the groom. The Chicago native's, ahem, questionable behavior when it comes to underage girls is well-documented. In 1994, Kells reportedly married the late R&B singer Aaliyah when she was just 15.
Then, the "I Believe I Can Fly" artist was charged with 21 counts of child pornography after tapes of him and underage girls surfaced on the web. R. Kelly denied that he was in any of the videos and was ultimately acquitted of the charges in 2008.
Because of Kells' history, Twitter is having a field day with the news that he wants to marry a 19-year-old. Twitter user Brenden Dilley says, "R. Kelly got himself a 19 year old girlfriend? Out here showing her off cuz he knows he can't catch a case this time."
Meanwhile, writer Russ Bengston says, "*50 years from now* 99-year-old R. Kelly find love with 19-year-old girlfriend. This time it's for real!" Check out some of the other best tweets in the above gallery.
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