Sparkle gets candid with Sister 2 Sister Magazine in its October issue about testifying in the R. Kelly child pornography trial, which saw the Chicago R&B singer acquitted in his hometown. “I was like, because I do care I have to show up. I have to basically finish what I started, which was basically just to tell the truth,” Sparkle told Jamie Foster Brown. Those most upset were the parents of the girl believed to be on the tape. “I think they felt like I wasn’t going to testify, and I don’t really know what gave them that idea, but I believe they felt like I wasn’t going to show up,” Kelly’s former protege said. “And the thing is, I even thought about that because I’m just like, you know what? If my sister and them don’t give a fu**, excuse my language, why should I? But then I was like, because I do care I have to show up.” The excerpt at s2smagazine.com has since been removed.