A former backup singer for R. Kelly cried at his child pornography trial Thursday as she described introducing the R&B star to the victim in the sex tape when the girl was 12 or 13.
"He liked her spirit. She was a very jolly person," said Stephanie Edwards. The victim is a relative of hers, Edwards said.
She also leaned forward and identified the Grammy winner as the man she saw on the sex tape at the center of the trial.
"You know your blood....You just know your family," she said.
The testimony is part of prosecutors' attempt to prove to the jury that the two people on the 27-minute homemade video are Kelly and the alleged victim. Both he and the female - now 23 years old - have denied they are in the footage.
Kelly, 41, faces up to 15 years in prison for child pornography for allegedly videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl. He has pleaded not guilty.