After claiming to be the secret child of R. Kelly and the late R&B singer Aaliyah, a woman by the name of Lagena Gold has gone viral.
Before now, she has been largely unheard of.
Demetrius Smith, the ex-tour manager for R. Kelly, testified during the singer’s trial that R. Kelly got Aaliyah pregnant. R. Kelly allegedly told Smith; “Aaliyah thinks she’s pregnant,” In order to secretly terminate Aaliyah’s pregnancy, the singer married the Aaliyah shortly after. Then, almost thirty years later, Lagena Gold makes the claim on Tiktok that she is the child of R. Kelly and Aaliyah.
According to her TikTok account, the girl’s name is Lagena Gold. However, she says her given name is Love Aaliyah-Destiny Haughton and tells followers to stream her mama music Aaliyah in her bio. “My name is Love [..] I am the biological daughter of Aaliyah Haughton and Robert Kelly. I just want to tell my truth, and also tell my mother’s truth because I feel like it’s time and it’s needed,” Lagena Gold states in the video. The audio then becomes inaudible, followed by her repeating ‘I want the world to know.”
Viewers who saw the video were very critical, calling her a liar. In response to the criticism and claims that she suffers from a mental disorder, Lagena Gold released a second video.
“The thing is, my parents may fool a lot of people, but I don’t have that issue […] I know how it sounds because yall want to say, ‘oh, they’re celebrities, but they are people. In my life, I grew up with them being people.” The lady claims her teachers once told her that her father was a monster and she wasn’t allowed to say anything or she would get in trouble.
She eventually got emotional in the video, claiming she misses her so much. In the past 24 hours, the lady has released 16 videos.