R. Kelly Was Chance The Rapper's Surprise Guest At Lollapalooza

It’s becoming more of an issue to include R. Kelly on your festival lineup because of his past sexual abuse charges — just last week, Ohio’s Fashion Meets Music Festival cut the R&B singer as a headliner after bands and promoters began to drop out because of his involvement. That controversy didn’t stop Chance The Rapper from bringing him out during his late-night set at Lollapalooza on Sunday. The whole performance acted as Chance’s love letter to his hometown — “tonight, it’s for Chicago,” he tweeted — and, in addition to Kelly, he also brought out local rapper Vic Mensa, who had done a set the day before. Kelly performed “The World’s Greatest,” “Bump N’ Grind,” and “Ignition (Remix)” while Chance mostly stuck to the Acid Rap tracks that put him on the map. Watch some fan video from the show below.

“Ignition (Remix)”

Wonderful Everyday” (Arthur Theme Song Cover)

(via Huffington Post)

[Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic.]

Comments (4)
  1. I love this guy so much! I think Acid Rap was my favorite album last year (finally had enough time to process it alongside everything else from last year). Those horns and that sentimentality are pure Chicago, man, like the Billy Goat Tavern or the crippling lifelong disappointment of being a Cubs fan.

    Robert’s still gross, though.

    http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/12/03/of-fasttailedgirls-and-freedom/

    • Yeah, okay, I must have had my head stuck in “Good Ass Intro/Outro” when I mentioned all the horns. Let’s call it that warm, lived-in sound. Electric keys and subdued guitars and stuff. Yeah. :)

  2. Watched the live stream last night, and I was amazed he had such a massive set. It was pretty cool, and the dude on the trumpet was incredible.

  3. Just imagine how badly R. Kelly had to pee up there in front of all those teenage girls.

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