R. Kelly Channels Hugh Hefner in Interview Magazine Photo Shoot

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R&B’s Hugh Hefner, R. Kelly, puffs a cigar while wearing a red silk robe, cross necklace, and angular sunglasses in a photo from his shoot for Interview magazine, on sale now. Kellz goes in front of the lens for famed photographer Terry Richardson, also suiting up in a tuxedo while grinning from ear to ear.

In the interview, the 44-year-old playboy reveals that “Not Feelin’ the Love” off his latest album Love Letter was originally written for the King of Pop. “I wrote that for Michael [Jackson],” he says. “I changed it up a little, of course. But you can kind of feel his spirit on it a bit with the melodies.”

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49 Comments

  1. OnlyBoy

    smh, a dam mess! hard to keep up with these old timers when all this fresh talent takin over. sit yo ass down fool!

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    C-man Reply:

    @OnlyBoy, fresh talent taking over, lmao. who taking over is what I wanna know. Kelly got 2 albums & a soundtrack due out in 2012. I dont see anybody taking over no time soon.

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  2. LOl

    @Onlyboy

    R. Kelly is R. Kelly. A world class artist and musical genius. He has no desire to “keep up” with untalented gimmick artists who only got by for their looks.

    So you sit your a** down!

    Btw, Only Boy? LOL! Looks like we have a Rihgoat stan in here. Dreadful!

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  3. OnlyBoy

    @lol he can be all that but no body clockin him no more!

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  4. R. Kelly Channels Hugh Hefner in Interview Magazine Photo Shoot

    [...] In the interview, the 44-year-old playboy reveals that “Not Feelin’ the Love” off his latest album Love Letter was originally written for the King of Pop. “I wrote that for Michael [Jackson],” he says. “I changed it up a little, of course. But you can kind of feel his spirit on it a bit with the melodies.”  Source [...]

  5. LOl

    Clockin him? Did you graduate from grade school by any chance?

    I assume you meant checking for him but the irony of all of this is that you’re always the first one to comment on a post about him.

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  6. OnlyBoy

    its slang idiot, and i bet your an old timer just like his ass, i post because i have an opinion and if you don’t like it, you can kick rocks… or wait you might not get that… lemme see… kiss my ass maybe lmao and im usually first on alot of post so get used to it!

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  7. romelo

    clocking yes if your not black or black and never lived in ghetto clocking can mean being on your job or being looked at thats the beauty of words i wish ppl listen to themselves b4 commenting shit i know a few white folks that knows that anyway on to Mr R cause its all about the R Kellys is whats goona help bring back ballads love music real music hes always being check clocked and jocked just because u havent heard him in awhile thats cause you dont listen closely to these young kats out that he writes 4 do you history

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  8. Julian

    People today follow gimmick singers instead of celebrating true artists that are living legends such as R. Kelly. 20+ Years of writing, producing, and singing professionally and still doing it better than anyone! Amazing

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  9. Ms.Love

    R.kelly sold 150,000 + first week on love letter and only performed on 2 late night shows goes to show that he is the king!

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    Wait, what? Reply:

    @Ms.Love,
    No it goes to show that there are some stupid pieces of shit in the US who think it’s okay to support pedophiles.

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  10. Suryal

    Have you haters realized R.Kelly is the King.. I don’t see anyone making hits like him..Maybe, you should go ask Celin Dion.. fuck u haters

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  11. Tony

    No one sings, writes and produces like R Kelly. No debate.

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  12. okkk

    Dare I Say it, but he has been looking sexy as of late O_o

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  13. HiHaters

    Its Sad how if someone new comes along ppl turn on the person they loved since way back in the day// but he is living proof real talent last FOREVER

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    music*is*my*life Reply:

    @HiHaters, I SERIOUSLY AGREE!!!

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  14. OnlyBoy

    king of the has beens lmao!!!

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    music*is*my*life Reply:

    @OnlyBoy, I’m sure ur jst a yungster who thinks u knw everything abt music…”NEWBIE”…y r u even hating on this man? Ugh ***STUPIDITY**

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  15. Sherell

    godly man with the voice of an angel real talent u r bless keep it up !!!

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  16. OnlyBoy

    and i bet everyone on here is old as dirt! get with the times! music is evolving and this garbage isnt keeping up!

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    music*is*my*life Reply:

    @OnlyBoy, I am 15!!!! OLD AS DIRT MY ASS!!! & if they are u should have respect & understand they been around music longer than u have so u need 2 b tryna learn sumthin!!! **OBVIOUSLY U DNT KNOW A DAMN THING ABT GOOD MUSIC!!!**

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  17. LoserBoy wants R. Kelly

    @Onlyboy

    STFU!!!! If you hate him so much get off of his nuts and stop spamming his topics!!

    and LMFAOO at music is evolving!! Right with Ke$shit and that goat Rihanna. It’s sure it’s evolving *sarcasm*

    R. Kelly can sing, write, produce and compose. Catch up!

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    music*is*my*life Reply:

    @LoserBoy wants R. Kelly, #AGREE!!!

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  18. OnlyBoy

    @LOL: aka LoserBoy wants R. kelly <<<< WTF lmao!!! I'm not spamming im responding to your dumb responses to me, you clearly clock me more than R. Kelly! but i love the hate and will not stop voicing my onions. So how about you stfu and get off my nuts! again everyone on here is old people who hate on the new generation on party people! No body is checking for this garbage anymore. So how about YOU and the rest of these old fart catch up with the times or die off quietly and let the young people party! and Loser Boy *side eyes* nikka please you, your the loser supporting this child molester! go to hell!

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  19. MusicKING

    I’m glad he’s coming back full circle, a very talented man and I can’t wait for his new album …..these R&B cats out now need to keep studying Kellz n step their game up.

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  20. Breezy

    @Tony 2 words…. Chris Brown

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  21. LoserBoy wants R. Kelly

    “you clearly clock me more than R. Kelly!”

    That doesn’t even make sense.

    “but i love the hate and will not stop voicing my onions.”

    Onions? More proof of your idiocy.

    “again everyone on here is old people who hate on the new generation on party people!”

    You’re stupid. People that come to this blog aren’t old. We’re educated people with good sense. We know what TALENT is and we look past the smokes and mirrors that people like you seem to get caught up in.

    “No body is checking for this garbage anymore.”

    You were the first comment in here and I’m sure you’ll be the last one. I bet you have all of his posts bookmarked.

    “So how about YOU and the rest of these old fart catch up with the times or die off quietly and let the young people party!”

    So you’re discriminating against aging artists? What are you going to do when you hit your 40′s? Are you going to hate on yourself?

    In conclusion, your an idiot. Please, do us all a favor and go play in traffic. You will do the world good. We don’t need goofy a** people like you.

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  22. Lisa

    That’s one sexy older man! Move aside Asher Raymond and Tourettes Songz.

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    music*is*my*life Reply:

    @Lisa, IKR!!!..LOL

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  23. NonStopSteve

    Man R. Kelley is looking old as hell.. its time for a new face for rap, and not someone thats gonna try and look like hugh hefner hahaha..

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  24. Elveds

    Nonstopshit I know you the same person as small boy(onlyboy) or should I say mama’s boy. get your hating ass off this place. Go buy some weed for your step dad. this place aint for 7 years old kids. when you come out of jail in the next 20 years, you can comment.

    Kells, you are the best ever. King of R n B. the R in R n B.

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  25. Kay Tee

    The best Robert hands down the KING OF R&B Period…….

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  26. M A R G A R I T A

    @breezy two words for you too LIKE R. KELLY :)

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  27. OnlyBoy

    @LoserBoy wants R. Kelly old ass bitches so crusty, disgust me! it was a typo fool, anyway it does make since but your old ass it to ancient to figure it out. Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Miguel are the new face of R&B and R.Smelly tryna keep up… garbage!

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  28. LoserBoy wants R. Kelly

    “your old ass it to ancient”

    Wow. You’re truly an idiot.

    LMFAOOO at Ike Brown, Goat Songz and Flopguel being the face of R&B.

    Rodent! R&B is for talented vocalists and writers. Not a group of queers that can’t sing and only depend on their looks.

    And I bet you’re older than me!

    Just dreadful.

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  29. mane

    they are scared that r kelly is back…….back with more hits than all of those little cats career combined together even billboard killer……song on play everyday….. Selling out world cup…. Selling out africa 20k capcity over filled….. Making money all angle… About killing the young trey song career….. Trey begging him wow.

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  32. _CC_

    OnlyBoy get a life. you just mad cause no ones “checkin for you”. you young ones wit this garbage of what you call music. we old heads definitely dont wanna get with these times of one hitless, talentless wonders. I guess you think Lil Wayne is G.O.A.T lol. you gotta be a fool to not recognize someone whos been in the music industry for 20 years & still relevant when so many have come & gone. but then again we we giving haters a platform anyway, NEXT!

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  34. Dream Girl (215)

    Robert Heaven Misses you so much! Your song number 1 Hit make’s me feel GOOD ALL OVER!!BE Encouraged!!1/27/11

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  36. kay buck

    All I can say is if you don’t appreciate Kellz then stay of this page. Fool. No one want to hear that dumb shit about his past. I never believed it anyway. Kellz keep up the work and I have to hear Love Letter every night when I go to bed. I get in my truck and its playing in there, hey, as you would say. Just to let you know some old people does keep up with the music, ok. Happy Face. The reason you’ll down on Kellz is because your mate need to be “probably” put it C H E C K.

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  37. WilRoTa!

    Who has the most top 4o hits! Kells is MUSIC! He’s patient, friendly, kind, and a hell of a people person. He’s R&B’s greatest! He’s working for the the Master! He is indeed a friend of God. His music has feeling and emotion. I feel his music unlike a lot of the younger artist with the eception of Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift; they are the truth in the younger generation! I’m 23 years old, search No Wonder Music Warriors for Christ on Youtube; that’s my music. God Bless!

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  38. patEcake

    R.KELLY,R.KELLY,R.KELLY. nuf said.

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  39. patEcake

    nuthin anyone can do or say will destroy my luv for Kellz. Look at him! He’s handsome, talented, sexy and all that good stuff. If the haters want to blame someone, blame God who made him who he is..

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  40. patEcake

    young commenters, I have nuthin but luv 4 u but I see that it’s impossible 4 u to understand a generation outside your own. your attempt to create a beef between young r&b and mature r&b entertainers is moot. R.Kelly is the generation of your parents. To disrespect him is to disrespect them. You were probably created by his music.trey songz is a talented young man no doubt, but he doesn’t have the tenure nor the stature to diss an R.Kelly who many consider a LEGEND.

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  41. music*is*my*life

    Honestly i’m 15 years old && kellz iz my IDOL i look up to this guy he is WONDERFUL & i hate to see my generation downgrade the *REAL & TRUE MUSIC* pitiful if u ask me!!… I’m not jumpin on the bandwagon i’ma stay with the real music..i tried the “new skool” bt when u jst rlly sit & listen it has no meaning “old skool” has stories & leaves u wanting more I NEVER GET TIRED OF IT!!! KELLZ IZ & WILL ALWAYZ B A MUSICAL GENIUS!!! AFTER ALL HE’S BEEN ACCUSED OF..HE’S STILL HERE!!! THTZ A REAL MAN!!! THTZ A PERSON TO ACTUALLY LOOK UP TO!! HE INSPIRES ME 2 DO WAT I DO!!!(WRITE POETRY & SONGS) & I DO IT FRM MY HEART WHN I FIRST HEARD KELLZ I WAS 3 YEARS OLD & TILL THIS DAY I’M A BIG FAN!!! KELLZ: I THANK YOU 4 EVERYTHING U’VE DONE, BECUZ NOT ONLY DID IT MOVE MY SPIRIT IT INSPIRES ME 2 BE A BETTER ME!!!!

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