On Friday night, the full R. Kelly interview with CBS anchor, Gayle King aired. But if fans were wondering why King did not ask R. Kelly about his marriage to the then-underage Aaliyah, it's because Kelly and his team vetoed the subject.
"They didn’t want any questions about Aaliyah, which I was fine with. I feel we have heard the Aaliyah story. Really, this interview was about R. Kelly’s reaction to the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary and the latest charges, and they said he cannot discuss the latest charges because those are still in court. O.K., fine. I still feel we had a lot of information to get from R. Kelly," she told the New York Times.
She was also asked whether or not people would believe Kelly's claims in the interview that he had never slept with an underage girl - despite the fact that everybody knows that he married Aaliyah when she was underage:
"I don’t think he helped himself, because I think 99.9 percent of people who have been following this story believe that he was married and had sex with Aaliyah, she was certainly underage. That’s at least one that we do know about. And we’ve seen interviews with other women who told us that they had sex with him when they were underage. Listen, I knew going into it he was going to deny. I expected that. I didn’t expect him to say that he had done nothing wrong. But there was no sign of acknowledgment or contrition about anything," she said.
R. Kelly is currently being investigated by several law enforcement departments including Chicago, Atlanta, the FBI, and the DHS. It is also reported that the IRS is looking into his finances too.