R&B Snippets: R. Kelly, Cassie & More!

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R. KELLY'S FORMER TOUR MANAGER WILL TESTIFY IN FEDERAL TRIAL: According to TMZ, R.Kelly's former tour manager Demetrius Smith is set testify on thesinger's marriage to Aaliyah in one of his upcoming federal trials. Smith has claimed taht he bought  fake ID for Aaliyah back in 1994 when she was only 15 so that she could marry R.Kelly. AS previously reported by the site, the fake ID purchase constitutes bribery, and they've added the allegation to the racketeering charge against Kelly in the Eastern District of New York. Meanwhile, Demetrius says that although he will testify, he hates to see Aaliyah's name getting dragged into the case and doesnt want to see Kelly prison -- he said that he needs to get mental help.

CASSIE WELCOMES BABY GIRL WITH HUSBAND ALEX FINE: Cassie and her husband Alex Fine have welcomed their first child. The baby girl was born on Friday in the Los Angeles area. Her name is Frankie Fine. Little Frankie weighed in at 8 lbs., 4 oz. Diddy’s ex and Alex announced they were expecting in June, got engaged a couple months later then got hitched in Malibu in September.

ASHANTI HASN'T SPOKEN TO NELLY IN YEARS: During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Sunday night (December 8th), Ashanti revealed that she hasn't spoken to ex Nelly in years. She said, ["You know what, I actually haven't seen him since we broke up, which is crazy. Yea." Andy: "Well,lets bring him out everybody . .. just kidding!"] SOUNDCUE (:11 OC . .  just kidding) Meanwhile, a fan called in and asked about Irv Gotti. Andy said, ["Deacon DTW asked how do you feel about Irv Gotti talking on Wendy on your affair and why you havent talked in two years. Ashanti: "I feel like I have a single out called Pretty Little Thingfeaturing Afrobeat its so hot. I'm on two tours this year . . . movie coming out on Saturday and I'm very excited." Andy: 'Thats a great reaction."] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC . . .  great reaction)

JAZMINE SULLIVAN WILL BE RELEASING NEW MUSIC SOON: Jazmine Sullivan took to social media this week to explain why she hasn't released music in a long time. She explained, “So, I’ve been quiet for a min. And by a minute I mean 5 years. But I just recently experienced something that has rocked my world and turned it upside down. Life is funny like that.” She continued, I’m almost sure it’s leading me on a path that will inspire an album. But for now an EP is on the way. Probably spring release. Love you all." Jazmine released Reality Show back in 2014.