Stephanie “Sparkle” Edwards has addressed critics after that includes on “Surviving R. Kelly.”
Chatting with SiriusXM host Clay Cane, she addressed viewers who felt that the singer handed over her niece to Kelly, understanding full effectively that he was a predator.
“Look, Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Hankerson was Robert’s supervisor […] So, , that is not a query that everyone must be asking me,” she stated. “I did not see something with the Aaliyah factor. Even on the Age Ain’t Nothing However A Quantity CD—I did not sing on Age Ain’t Nothing However A Quantity […] I had no interplay in any respect.
“Who thought that was actual? what I imply I believed that was a hoax that that is not actual, ? That was my naiveté of pondering that it wasn’t actual as a result of like once more, Barry Hankerson was there,” Sparkle stated. “This should not and could not have occurred. I am pondering, ‘Now this can be a hoax. [Aaliyah is] solely 15. Oh, that is nothing. He cannot marry a younger lady.’ So, , did not suppose something of it. […] Properly, after I noticed the wedding certificates and I used to be like, OK, possibly there’s one thing to it. However once more, I am pondering the uncle was there, the dad and mom are there. This cannot be.”
Followers of the present have been upset with Sparkle, tweeting that she had put her pursuit of fame in entrance of the welfare of her personal niece.
“Like, hear me: I didn’t know. Had I recognized when it first jumped off, I’d have reacted the identical means I reacted once I did know… I known as the authorities even previous to the tape [coming] to my information. I obtained telephone calls from his inside camp, from a pair individuals, saying one thing wasn’t proper and that I must be wanting into this.”
Sparkle additionally felt that she was unfairly edited:
“I sat there for 4 and a half, 5 hours talking the reality, and you might even see 10, 15 minutes of me within the documentary, and there have been issues omitted. There was issues spliced up, and , I’ve wished that Lifetime would launch the unedited variations of every thing that I said.”
Take heed to the snippet under.
Sparkle is presently selling her tune, “We Are Prepared” which was launched not lengthy after the finale of the docu-series.