While finding the love of your life is a beautiful thing, Twitter seems to have a problem with singer, R. Kelly dating 19-year-old Halle Calhoun. The 49-year-old Grammy Award winner whose history of romancing younger women resulted in years of backlash seems to be falling out of favor with the public once again.
According to the YBF, the couple was spotted partying at the Gold Room in Atlanta over the weekend. Kelly and Calhoun allegedly met in North Carolina where she was attending his concert with her mother, and they have reportedly been inseparable ever since. The singer is said to be so in love with his new girlfriend that he is ready to propose.
R. Kelly has had a muddied past when it comes to relationships with younger women. It has long been alleged that he married the late singer Aaliyah in the mid-90s when she was just 15-years-old. Years later, he was charged with child pornography after a video surfaced in 2002 showing a man prosecutors alleged was Kelly alongside an underage girl performing sexual acts and urinating on her. He was ultimately acquitted of the charges in 2008.
Since his scandal, R. Kelly has insisted he is innocent and even walked out of an interview with Huffington Post Live! earlier this year after he was asked about the sex crime allegations. He replied to the host that he did not come on the show “to get interrogated” and called the interview a “deposition,” according to The Boom Box.
However, the singer did insist that he was grateful for fans who supported his music when dealing with the sex scandal. He said, “I say I have a lot of fans around the world that love R. Kelly and I’m glad they don’t feel the way she do.”
Since photos of Kelly and his new love interest surfaced, Twitter has been going wild with memes about the latest glaring age difference between him and Calhoun. The following are some of the funniest Twitter reactions to their relationship.