Inappropriate relationships seem to find themselves in the spotlight most in the entertainment industry. People seem to see no age when it comes to courting a young actor or musician. Nia Long is newly single, and many believed for a brief second she was dating a much younger Omarion. In a recently resurfaced interview, she admits to having a much older boyfriend when she was underage.
R. Kelly is currently serving over 30 years for his history of being involved with several younger women over the course of his career. This includes Aaliyah and a handful of other R&B diva hopefuls. Many have explained that these types of interactions are, unfortunately, commonplace. Many parents brought their daughters willingly to high-powered men in hopes of them making their babies stars. R. Kelly is one of several men accused of using their power to exploit younger women.
R. Kelly’s frequent collaborator Jay-Z is said to have had a similar mindset to his Best of Both Worlds co-star and was speculated to have dated younger women as well. He is rumored to have been dating protege Foxy Brown in the ’90s when she was only 15, and he was 27. He was later accused of doing the same thing with his now-wife, Beyonce Knowles. He reportedly started dating her before she was 18. The pair have been together ever since. Some even claim that Jay-Z and his friend Dame Dash were both trying to court Aaliyah after R. Kelly. She eventually dated Dame.
Demi Lovato recently came forward, denouncing her previous relationship with actor Wilmer Valderrama. He was 29 when he started dating the then-17-year-old. Valderrama also dated Lindsay Lohan when she was 17 and Mandy Moore when she was 16. Demi released a song titled “29,” where she called him out for taking advantage of her youth. “Petal on the vine, too young to drink wine. Just five years a bleeder, student, and a teacher,” she sings. “Numbers told you not to, but that didn’t stop you,” she belts.
Bhad Bhabie seems to have gotten hip to the system and flipped it on its head. The rapper rose to fame when she was well underage and quickly peeped the legion of older men eager to connect with her in inappropriate ways. She decided to launch an Only fans on her 18th birthday and made millions within her first few hours from men looking to see images from the barely legal star. “I feel like they’re 20 to 40 years old, probably like a white man who’s married with like six kids — definitely has a daughter my age,” she said of her audience.
Nia Long discussed dating a 30-year-old man while she was in high school. In a resurfaced clip, Long tried to downplay the severity of her high school sweetheart, telling the crowd he respectfully asked her mother if he could date her. While she laughed and defended herself, people in the crowd were not pleased. “Stop normalizing this. That’s weird,” said one person in the comments. “Absolutely not. Any 30-year-old talking to high schools is a huge red flag,” said another.
While she laughed and defended herself, people in the crowd were not pleased. “Stop normalizing this. That’s weird,” said one person in the comments. “Absolutely not. Any 30-year-old talking to high schools is a huge red flag,” said another.