Aaliyah’s Uncle Barry Hankerson (mother’s brother) spoke to Dr. Oz, today and shared that he had no idea about the relationship Aaliyah had with R Kelly.
According to Hot New Hip Hop: During the interview, Hankerson was once again asked about Aaliyah’s relationship with Kelly, and he was insistent that he did not know that she was allegedly being sexually abused.
“Didn’t have a clue,” he said. “Completely ignorant to it.” However, he did admit that there were members of the family that knew about what was going on.
“I think my sister knew a lot more than what we thought she knew,” Hankerson said of Diane Haughton, Aaliyah’s mother.
This brief clip has slowly begun circulating online and fans aren’t believing his story.
However, there have been rumors about who did and did not know about Aaliyah and R. Kelly.
People have come forward to blast Hankerson over this interview as they recalled him continuing to work with Kelly following Aaliyah’s death.
To put this in even more context for you, this interview happened the day after horrible details are shared in court during the R.Kelly trial about the relationship between R.Kelly and Aaliyah.
Watch a snip below:
Singer Aaliyah’s uncle opens up to Dr. Oz about what he and others in the singer’s family knew about her relationship with R. Kelly. watch Dr. Mehmet Oz today at his new place and time – 3pm on MORE 27 KDFI! pic.twitter.com/tB3RwNNSeT
— MORE 27 (@MORE27KDFI) September 14, 2021
Twitter of course reacted to the entire thing as the interview went viral
Aaliyah stated in 2001 she will never talk about certain things (this was regarding the RK situation when asked about it) so Barry hankerson going on tv talking to dr oz about this shit all while taking jabs at her mother insinuating shit is going against his nieces wishes.
— Jay (@YoungNation92) September 14, 2021
This man Barry went on dr oz to promote an app and use Aaliyah as a sob story pic.twitter.com/bwCIRmhzGA
— ✨ (@missodessa) September 14, 2021
Holly Shit #BarryHankerson on Dr. Oz spilled tons on tea on Aaliyah’s MOM! Interesting she had no problem with her working with R. Kelly even after their shotgun wedding #Aaliyah #AAA16thAnniversary #RKellyTrial Damn! Scandal!
— Gradgirl (@gradgirl2017) September 14, 2021
with all this Aaliyah talk & everyone having a story & now her Uncle Barry Hankerson speaking on Dr. Oz. I think it’s time for Aaliyah’s mom Diane to speak. I understand she still mourns but don’t let these people destroy your daughters legacy & ruin your reputation as a parent
— Best Kept Secret … Quiet Storm (@mrexcitement16) September 14, 2021
yooooo Dr Oz straight up asked dude if R Kelly paid Aaliyah family to keep quiet and he not giving a straight answer…
— lez-been. (@bideogaymes) September 14, 2021
I’m not about to watch Dr. Oz of all ppl talk about Aaliyah 😡
— Sparkle✨✨ (@michell09349687) September 14, 2021
At this point, we just want to run up those streams enjoy her music, and let her rest!
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