Posted in TV | hiphop | music on December 6, 2013


R. Kelly drops his Black Panties album next week (12/10) and has been a flurry activity, stopping by late night talk shows this week for some very weird, very R. Kelly moments. His appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday (12/4) featured him singing a medley of songs while he literally played a woman like a violin with an appearance from 2 Chainz, then British actor Benedict Cumberbatch (aka Sherlock or Khan) gave a dramatic reading of the lyrics to "Genius."

Then last night (12/5) on Arsenio, he performed his Nelson Mandela tribute, "Soldier's Heart," and then performed "Shut Up" and made up songs based on the audience questions. You can watch the Arsenio and Kimmel performances below.

Meanwhile, the news we've all been waiting for. There will be more episodes of "Trapped in the Closet" coming in 2014 that will air on IFC. No specifics on those yet, but you can play catch-up on his labyrinthine musical soap opera on Saturday (12/7) as IFC will air all 33 episodes starting at 5:15 PM, or you can watch them all online now.

Videos below...


R. Kelly Performs Medley of "Genius", "My Story" feat 2 Chainz and "You Deserve Better" on Kimmel

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads R. Kelly's "Genius" on Kimmel

R. Kelly - "Soldier's Heart" on Arsenio

Arsenio Hall & R. Kelly Pay Tribute To Nelson Mandela

R. Kelly - "Shut Up" on Arsenio

R. Kelly Improvises Sexy Songs About Frosted Flakes on Arsenio



Comments (12)

Trapped in the Closet stopped being funny around chapter 8.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 1:36 PM

So the child rapist gets a pass and makes an album named Black Panties...that's nice.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 1:43 PM

Black people

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:25 PM

Would be great to see someone write about this album without having to say "Black panties drops" or "drops Black Panties". The pun was over 235235 reviews ago. There are tons of other panties puns. R. Kelly gets deep in "Black Panties". Grab "Black Panties" today. Let "Black Panties" caress you slowly this Christmas.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:27 PM


Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:00 PM


Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:08 PM

he trolls the universe

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:59 PM

Who cares?

Posted by D | December 6, 2013 4:30 PM

Arsenio Hall still has his own TV show? On which network is this?

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 11:26 AM

4:11 ftw

Posted by Only Bill Is Real | December 9, 2013 12:01 PM

he trolls the universe

Posted by waseet | December 10, 2013 11:55 AM

No matter how many times I watch this, I can't decide if this is the funniest thing I've ever seen or the sexiest. Only Benedict Cumberbatch can be insanely sexy while making you laugh that hard.

Posted by Jim | October 28, 2014 5:47 PM

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