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Watch R. Kelly Pay Tribute To Nelson Mandela And Improvise Some Songs On Arsenio

R. Kelly's 2003 single "Soldier's Heart" was originally dedicated to the actual soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. But when he visited South Africa for the…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2013 - 11:07 am

Watch R. Kelly Play A Woman Like A Violin, Get Covered By Benedict Cumberbatch 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…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2013 - 1:33 pm

IFC & R. Kelly Reunite For More “Trapped In The Closet” Chapters

One of this century's great absurd pop-culture moments happened in 2005, when R. Kelly sat down with IFC TV host (and my college buddy) Matt…
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2013 - 10:33 am

Stream R. Kelly Black Panties

2013 was the year R. Kelly broke through to the music-festival circuit and celebrated the 20th anniversary of his landmark debut 12 Play, so it…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2013 - 9:46 am

Watch SNL’s Kim & Kanye Talk Show, The Worst Cover Songs Of All Time, And Lady Gaga & R. Kelly Performance

Tonight's Saturday Night Live gave us Waking Up With Kimye, a talk show in which Jay Pharaoh and Nasim Pedrad reprised their familiar impressions of…
Scott Lapatine | November 17, 2013 - 1:19 am


Deconstructing: Big Sean, 2 Chainz, And The Racial Politics Of Punchline Rap

Big Sean is one of hip-hop's worst misnomers, and not just because the guy is only five-foot-eight. Everything about the Detroit rapper screams "twerp." In…
Chris DeVille | September 12, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Phoenix – “Trying To Be Cool Remix Feat. R. Kelly”

Well that was quick. We just got teased on the R. Kelly remix of Phoenix's "Trying To Be Cool," and now, the song. Kelly adds…
Michael Nelson | August 14, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Phoenix Tease “Trying To Be Cool (R. Kelly Remix)”

In April, Coachella headliners Phoenix were joined onstage by a surprise guest: Pitchfork Festival headliner R. Kelly. The two parties collab'ed on a pair of…
Michael Nelson | August 14, 2013 - 11:46 am


The 10 Best Things At Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

This past weekend, Chicago's Union Park played host to Pitchfork Music Festival. The two-and-a-half-day event was packed tight with performances from the indiesphere's current marquee…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 22, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Watch R. Kelly, Janelle Monáe, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake Perform At 2013 BET Awards

Last night, BET held its annual awards show, and the broadcast produced a whole lot in the way of highlights. Kendrick Lamar did "Bitch, Don't
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2013 - 10:25 am


The 9 Best Things At Bonnaroo 2013

This year's Bonnaroo curators covered important bases in terms of top-level talent: from iconic boomer-fare like Paul McCartney and Tom Petty, to iconic R&B fare…
Amrit Singh | June 17, 2013 - 11:06 am

Jim James, John Oates, R. Kelly, Billy Idol Join Forces On Bonnaroo Superjam

Superjam is an annual tradition at Bonnaroo, and this year the fest hosted three of them. One was led by Jim James and John Oates,…
Liz Pelly | June 16, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Watch Phoenix And R. Kelly Perform Together At Coachella

At Coachella Saturday night, R. Kelly joined headliners Phoenix for mashed-up versions of "1901"/"Ignition" and "Chloroform"/"I'm A Flirt." Check out video below and photos of…
Scott Lapatine | April 14, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Watch Father John Misty Cover “I Believe I Can Fly” On S.S. Coachella

Many commenters called us out for not including Father John Misty's Fear Fun on our list of the Top 50 Albums Of 2012, and you…
Michael Nelson | January 2, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Watch Trapped In The Closet Chapter 26

Last week, IFC premiered the new episodes from R. Kelly's cult phenomenon Trapped In The Closet, a television event pre-empted with a a luxe NYC
Corban Goble | November 28, 2012 - 3:43 pm