R. Kelly and M.I.A. Play Pitchfork Festival

M.I.A. and R. Kelly

M.I.A. and R. Kelly closed out the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on Sunday. The Sri Lankan star worked up a sweat during her high-energy set, performing “Paper Planes” and new songs off her upcoming album Matangi for the sweaty crowd at Union Park.

Following her electrifying show, R. Kelly tore up the stage in front of his hometown crowd. He opened with a choir for “Ignition (Remix)” before delivering a set full of hits, from “Bump n’ Grind” to “Happy People.”

“I’ve been at this 27 years,” said the R&B veteran. “27 fuckin’ years and y’all still feelin’ me.”

He was accompanied by a choir for the closing number “I Believe I Can Fly” as white dove balloons were released into the sky.

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  1. D.kellz

    The King Of R&B of course as one of your biggest fans and seeing you live 2 times in LA I have to say I have been rocking with you since forever. And will continue to keep rocking with you for many years to come. When it comes to R&B whats the R without R&B. Musical genius and such a great producer and writer for so many artist and legends in music and just that alone makes you a legend in the game. And when it comes to performing live and sounding just like your albums live Kells can SANG not sing but SANG LOL. Respect real R&B and so many classic songs you can count on your toes and fingers and still keep counting THE KING OF R&B.

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    J.Ice Reply:

    @D.kellz, cosign!!!

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    the_chutzpah Reply:

    @D.kellz, cosign!!

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    Wondering if MIA is still reworking her new album per the request of her label or will it be released soon. #StandingYourCreativeGround

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  8. RealTalk

    That was a dope concert…. And what made it EVEN better was that I got in for free99. Lol. Have security at the pool house next year… Cuz I walked right into VIP and stood on the side of the stage watching MIA :-) good times good times

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