R. Kelly on Kimmel

Anything R. Kelly does anything on a stage, you owe it to yourself to watch. Kelly’s new album Black Panties comes out on Tuesday, and last night, he was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, playing the outdoor festival stage to a louder reaction than most of the bands who show up there. Kelly took the opportunity to recreate the album’s absurdist cover — Phantom Of The Opera Mask, violin bow, pretty lady draped over him — while singing a medley of “Genius,” the 2 Chainz collab “My Story,” and “You Deserve Better.” 2 Chainz was there, and he looked really happy to be there. And because Kimmel will never resist an opportunity to make a joke out of something that’s already funny, he roped Benedict Cumberbatch, his other guest last night, into dramatically reciting Kelly’s “Genius” lyrics. Give Cumberbatch credit: He sells the living shit out of it. Watch the performance and the recital below.

Black Panties is out 12/20 on RCA, and it is good.

Comments (3)
  1. Dawg you worded this headlined very strangely. Pictured Benedict Cumberbatch simply sprawled across the two previously mentioned bodies.

  2. Disturbing, but not quite as disturbing as that SNL performance with Lady Shit Shit.

  3. i was expecting more of a james brown thing

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