Black Panties are flying onto shelves this November. R. Kelly has set a release date for his upcoming album.
The R&B veteran’s 12th album will arrive on Nov. 11, he announced during a listening session in Atlanta over the weekend (via Billboard).
“If you can take tragedy and turn it into triumph, that’s when you’ve reached the zenith of a true champion,” said Kellz. “Don’t mean to be too deep but this shit is real. I didn’t run under a rock and go over here or there. I stayed focused. And I’m more focused than ever.”
Black Panties marks the follow-up to his 2012 album Write Me Back. In July, he debuted the first single, “My Story,” featuring 2 Chainz.
“My story is all of this: sex, money, broke, women, clubs, and even church. It’s all of those things mixed up into one,” he explained. “I’m not afraid of it, I understand it is the nature of life. This gift I have is a beautiful disease and I’m glad I got it.”