On Thursday night, Lifetime aired Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning, which featured feedback from Aaliyah's ex-boyfriend, Dame Dash, who revealed on the show that Aaliyah told him that Kelly was a "bad man."
R. Kelly married Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old after allegedly bribing an official to get her a fake ID.
"She just said he was a bad man, and she left it at that," Dash said. "I'm just saying, it just made her so uncomfortable, that I couldn't know about it, because it would've made me too uncomfortable not to try to rectify that situation. But I just wouldn't have been able to tolerate, you know, knowing certain things and being in the same room with certain people. You know what I mean? Unless they're begging me not to. So, I had to get therapy over that."
"If, like, people would have protected Aaliyah, so many other girls wouldn't have got touched. You understand what I'm saying? And whether they know they're in a bad place or not, the fact that they were able to get touched meant they were in a bad place, and they would've been able to get help earlier. You know, you shouldn't have to always learn from pain. Sometimes you can learn from other people. Like, Aaliyah was like the sacrificial lamb for all that, 'cause she didn't deserve none of that," he continued.
Dame also revealed that Aaliyah had told him everything about her past with the disgraced r&b singer and that after their annulment, she wanted no parts of Kelly.
"I know the whole story, you know what I'm saying? I know it was to cover up and all of that," said Dash. "But how did that cover it up? It just made the conversation less crazy. 'Oh, he married a child?' That was a headline. That was, like, a rumor. That was something talked about like it was normal."