R. Kelly is set to release his 11th studio album and he reveals that the album will be called "Black Panties."
His last album "Love Letter" was a departure for the artist because the songs were NOT about "tryna get you pregnant" and other sexually explicit themes that most of his older albums were focused on.
However, R.Kelly's new album is taking it back to the bedroom. Arrggghh, we just got him untrapped from the closet (literally, not in a gay way) and now he's headed back to the bedroom? Kellyyyyy, whyyyy?!!?
During a radio interview in Chicago, Kellz announced, "I'm on Mission Benjamin Button right now, I'ma turn back time. I just did the whole Love Letter joint and everybody [was] thinking, 'Well, that's the direction he's going now.' No, that was a moment in time. Now this Black Panties album..."
Basically, R. Kelly has made a name for himself by penning songs with titles like, "Bangin' the Headboard" "Sex Planet" "Freaky in the Club" and "I Like the Crotch On You" which I'm still debating might be NSFW. So really, R. Kelly is famous for writing songs that should only be appreciated by pervy weirdos who hang out in their parents garages, but somehow he has parlayed those sensibilities into a very successful music career.
So his new album will follow in that same vein. Taking an "If it aint broke, don't fix it" kind of approach. He's calling his new album, "the new '12 Play'" which is comparing his new project to his debut album which was the raunchiest of them all.
He revealed that the first single will be titled "10 Minutes" which I'm assuming is a 10 minute long track that features R. Kelly trying to figure out how these black panties ended up in his bed and who he has to shoot first to get to the bottom of things (pun intended).
Before he settled on the soft-core inspired "Black Panties" as a title, he tossed around some album title names that would probably have been more appropriate as titles for horror films. The project was first named "Zodiac" and then it was tentatively titled, "The Return of 12 Play: Night of the Living Dead."
But then he wondered aloud what combined his love of darkness and sexytime and he was like, "Black Panties."
"I think it'll be an R&B-like thriller album, if you will," says the crooner.
Well, I won't R.Kelly, because I have no idea what an "R&B-like thriller album" is.