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Isaiah Washington Believes Aaliyah Was NOT A Victim Of R. Kelly

Vlad made his viewers know that he did not agree with the Grey’s Anatomy star’s opinion of Aaliyah’s victimhood.

“She was 15 going on 30, so she was in control of that whole situation,” he said.

Isaiah Washington has been involved in some controversy over his opinions before for his comments. The actor has now made another statement that has some people up in arms. Aaliyah is a beloved figure who passed away before her prime to many people. The artist still has many fans who follow her music. The relationship with her and R. Kelly unfortunately sometimes gets more attention than her career at certain times when R. Kelly is trending.

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It has been well-documented that Aaliyah married Kelly when she was just 15 years old. He worked with the young teen on her Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number debut which was released when she was 14, but as her career progressed, she cut ties with the recording icon.

There have been alleged insiders who have detailed the relationship between Kelly and Aaliyah, especially as his ongoing court battles move forward. The disgraced hitmaker has recently been convicted of sex crimes and he has long withstood allegations of his dealings with minors.

Despite this, Isaiah Washington doesn’t believe that Aaliyah was a victim, but a willing participant. He worked with Aaliyah on Romeo must Die and admitted to having a crush on her in an interview with VladTV.

“She was very in control of her being, but she was a businesswoman too. Super smart,” he said, before touching on her involvement with Kelly as a teen. “I think she was in control of that situation even at her age.”

“She was 15 going on 30, so she was in control of that whole situation,” he added. “I don’t judge her, but she was very smart and very mature and very in control of her situation. I don’t believe one minute that Aaliyah was made to do anything that Aaliyah didn’t want to do.”

 

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