R. Kelly

Dec
5
R. Kelly and 2 Chainz Perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

R. Kelly

R. Kelly turned up the heat in Hollywood during his performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The R&B icon hit the outdoor stage to perform a medley of his Black Panties singles. While sitting on a stool, a masked Kellz recreated his album cover by playing the violin on one of his dancers and singing his slow jam “Genius.” He then segued into his anthem “My Story,” bringing out 2 Chainz to perform his verse.

He also sat down for an interview, where he discussed his fear of flying, writing his song “Remote Control,” and album title.

“It was an inspiration I had while doing a show,” said Kellz of Black Panties. “I was singing a song called ‘It Seems Like You’re Ready’ and panties started flying out of everywhere. It was like my Teddy Pendergrass moment. But then this one particular pair, I think it was a medium, came just from the right of me and it landed on my microphone, and I looked at that like that was a sign.”

He said that a Black Panties book is also in the works as well as a TV version of “Trapped in the Closet” and a Broadway play.

Kellz, who used to sing on the street, also performed his ode to McDonald’s. “McDonald’s is the place for you, when your day is through, you can go to McDonald’s and get yourself a Big Mac,” he sang.

Watch his serenade to fast food and more below.

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Dec
1
New Music: R. Kelly f/ Kelly Rowland – ‘All the Way’

R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland

R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland are going “All the Way.” The R&B icon and Destiny’s Child diva close the curtains and keep the bed rocking until the early morning on their steamy slow jam off Black Panties.

“There ain’t no such thing as a half with sex, so baby boy, we might as well go all the way,” coos Kelly in a falsetto, while Kellz responds, “You don’t know if you’re addicted till you relapse from detox of loving each other.”

Due December 10, the album also features collaborations with Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Migos, Juicy J, and Future.

Black Panties is something that’s gonna be like the 12 Play,” said Kellz. “If anybody out there knows about 12 Play, you know about Black Panties ’cause it’s basically 12 Play upgraded, like a phone that’s got new apps on it. I’ve remixed my whole career.”

Take it to the bedroom with Kellz and Kelly.

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Nov
24
Lady Gaga and R. Kelly Perform ‘Do What U Want’ at AMAs

R. Kelly and Lady Gaga

With ARTPOP at No. 1 on the charts, pop’s reigning queen Lady Gaga put on a presidential performance with R. Kelly at Sunday’s American Music Awards. Following their racy appearance on “SNL,” the duo mixed business with pleasure while performing their hit “Do What U Want.”

Kellz played the president while Gaga was his secretary in the dramatic presentation, inspired by “Scandal” and Kellz’ own “Trapped in the Closet” series.

They made love on top of the desk and Kellz pulled out his phone at one point, asking, “Who put these pictures on Instagram?”

He gushed about Gaga on the red carpet. “Lady Gaga is one of the coolest girls I’ve ever met in my life,” Kellz told E! “She’s real, she’s very talented, she writes her own music, and when we met it was like I met my match.”

Watch them get naughty in the Oval Office.

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Nov
20
New Music: R. Kelly – ‘Lights On’

Black Panties

R. Kelly gets “foul and flagrant” on his explicit bedroom banger “Lights On.” Once he gets his girl naked, the sex genius leaves the lights on while he gets down to business in the sheets.

“Baby leave them lights on and I’ma fuck your fuckin’ brains out,” he sings.

If you pre-order Black Panties, you will receive the exclusive bonus track, which does not appear on the album.

The tracklisting includes appearances from Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz, Jeezy, Future, Migos, and Juicy J.

Listen to Kellz get his freak on on the baby-making jam.

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Nov
19
Tracklisting: R. Kelly – ‘Black Panties’

Black Panties

The Black Panties are coming off. R. Kelly has revealed the tracklisting for his upcoming album. Due Dec. 10, the standard edition includes collaborations with Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz, and Jeezy. The deluxe adds three tracks including the Future-assisted “Tear It Up” and “Show Ya Pussy” featuring Migos and Juicy J.

“I’m on a Benjamin Button-type of mission right now,” Kellz told Fuse. “I’m going back to the old school R. Kelly days where he did the 12 Play, the sexual songs mixed with the hip-hop songs.”

Those who pre-order the album will get an exclusive bonus track called “Lights On.” If you pre-order the deluxe bundle, you will receive your very own pair of black panties.

See the tracklisting and listen to a snippet of “Legs Shakin’” featuring Ludacris.

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Nov
18
New Music: R. Kelly f/ Katie Got Bandz & Rockie Fresh – ‘My Story (Remix)’

R. Kelly

Chi-town stand up. Following his collaborations with Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber, R. Kelly links with a couple of Chicago’s own on the remix to “My Story.” Kellz calls on drill femcee Katie Got Bandz and MMG signee Rockie Fresh for his single “My Story,” which boasts a new drill beat.

Over the weekend, he revealed the artwork for his upcoming album Black Panties, due Dec. 10.

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Nov
17
New Music: Justin Bieber f/ R. Kelly – ‘PYD’

PYD

#MusicMondays just got a whole lot sexier. Justin Bieber unleashes his freak on his latest single “PYD” (Put You Down). The teen idol teams with the king of baby-making jams, R. Kelly, on the sultry slow jam. From a plane to a train to an automobile, there’s no place Bieber won’t get busy.

“This will show you how much I love you/ A form of appreciation/ I’ma put you down,” he coos before Kellz turns it up a notch.

“On the roof, balcony, we don’t care who sees/ Girl, I’ma put you down,” he sings in a falsetto.

Dim the lights and cue up the grown and sexy cut.

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