Controversial actor Isaiah Washington is not one to shy away from spewing contentious statements. Whether it’s on set, on social media or while being interviewed, the former Grey’s Anatomy star doesn’t mind being on the wrong side of history. In a recent interview, he turned his sights on the late singer-turned-actress Aaliyah, whose life was riddled with controversy and rumors at a very young age.

According to Washington, his Romeo Must Die costar wasn’t R. Kelly’s victim when she met the R&B crooner at 12 years old and wed the then 27-year-old singer at 15. In fact, Washington said he believes that the young teen was in full control due to her mature personality.