R. Kelly pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday to a new charge from the feds stemming from allegations that he bribed an official to purchase a fake ID for late singer Aaliyah.
R. Kelly reportedly married Aaliyah when she was just 15 years of age, without her parents’ permission, and the marriage certificate reads that Aaliyah was 18 years old - which was false.
Back in August, Kelly also pleaded not guilty in August to a slew of charges, including counts of racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor, and sexual exploitation of a child in a Brooklyn federal court.
The indictment details alleged incidents in four states: Illinois, Connecticut, California, and New York. Five other Jane Does are referenced throughout the document, including three minors.
Kelly has denied all of the charges lodged against him and his trial is due to begin in 2020. He was denied bond by a judge and must remain in jail until his trial.